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It's a furious romp through all the bits of history that interest me the most, written my way (with a little sarcasm and quite a bit of swearing).

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Nicolai Eberholst and I were thrilled to sign with Head of Zeus last year, to write a new, globally-inclusive history of the First World War - and it'll be on the bookshelves in 2025.


This is war from the ground up, told through the voices of ordinary people. It's too easy to think about war in boxes - Western Front, Eastern Front' - but war is bigger than that.


This book will tell the story for what it was - a giant, inter-connecting, sh*t-show. Nothing happened in one place without having an impact in another. Given that my name is Churchill and Nicolai is (probably) descended from Vikings, we're smashing those misconceptions and fighting to up-turn those boxes. Cover art should be about soon, but for now, you can read the press release from The Bookseller here.


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At the moment, there are limited spaces on all three of the tours I'm leading, with Istoria.  

Sadly, the Middle East is too unsettled for high jinx in the desert. But I'm still hard at work, pulling together some extra special details on not only the walking-trip version of our battlefield tour in Jordan - 'Beyond the Great War' - but also the glamping version, complete with a pool.

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The Western Front & Chelsea FC



In 2015 Andrew Holmes and I (with the help of Jonny Dyer) published a book about our football club's contribution to the war effort. This tour draws on our research and shares the untold stories of players and supporters.


The football content isn't militant, we won't savage you if you don't support Chelsea! This one has all the Western Front highlights if you've never been before, and we're happy to work in personal pilgrimages too... ​

21st-24th June 2024 (tbc)

Price: From £649pp

Belgium 1914



Follow the German invasion across Wallonia and into Flanders. The First World War didn't begin on the Western Front at Mons. On this tour. we'll follow the path we took to make our History Hit documentary last year. For three weeks, the Belgian army fought off invasion from a vastly superior army. ​


The story of Belgium in 1914 is multi-national one, and we'll be exploring the first few months of the conflict from everyone's point of view.

22-27th July 2024 (tbc)

Price: From £1199pp


Roads to Rome



Two marches on Rome, 1500 years apart. Rome has only been invaded successfully twice from the south.


On this road trip, we follow the Appian Way from Bari, with an essential detour via Naples, to the Italian capital. You’ll track Belisarius, ‘last of the Romans’ on his way to recapture Rome in the 530s, alongside the Allied landings of 1943 and the march along ’the queen of the roads,’ via Monte Cassino. In doing so, you’ll learn all about the importance of Rome’s roads.

16th - 25th September 2024 (tbc)

Price: From £1529

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Books: Watson Little

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