Dr Andrew Abram enlisted in the British Army in 1978 aged sixteen, and served as a regular soldier in various theatres, including the South Atlantic and Germany. In 2000 he graduated with a first-class honours degree in History at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and seven years later was awarded his doctorate by the same institution. Andrew has been employed as a teaching fellow, lecturer, and associate lecturer at Lampeter and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, and acted as historical consultant to museums and local history groups. He has researched, written about, and taught on Medieval and Early-Modern warfare, and contributed journal articles and book chapters on related topics. In 2020 Dr Abram’s research interests in the Civil Wars in Cheshire, the northwest of England and the Welsh borders, resulted in the publication of the book More Like Lions than Men: Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament, 1642-46 by Helion & Co. He is currently completing a study of the English occupation of Tangier, to be published by the same company. Andrew lives with his family in the Peak District, where he enjoys travelling, reading crime and naval adventure novels, brewing beer, climbing, hiking, and training for pilgrimages to holy sites.