Christopher Duffy is the ‘acclaimed and highly-regarded doyen of eighteenth-century military history’ (The Herald). His works are grounded on unpublished sources and physical realities, and are characterised by the attention that is given to the visual presentation - and not least the maps, which he draws himself. Dr Duffy was born in 1936. He was a contemporary and friend of John Keegan at Balliol College, Oxford - gaining a first-class degree in Modern History in 1958 and his doctorate in 1961. In that year he joined the Department of Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and retired from there in 1996 as Senior Lecturer in War Studies. After a research professorship at De Monfort University (1996–2001), he became involved in a variety of voluntary work - taking in historical advice and fundraising for the National Trust for Scotland’s centre at Culloden. As such, he is heavily engaged in the effort to save this and other ‘Jacobite’ battlefields from the threat of development, which has now become acute. He was a founder member of the British Commission for Military History and the Scottish Battlefields Trust, and is currently a Vice-President of the Military History Society of Ireland and Chairman of the 1745 Association.
- Fight for a Throne : The Jacobite '45 Reconsidered Author
- By Force of Arms : The Austrian Army in the Seven Years War Volume 2 Author
- Eagles over the Alps : Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799 Author
- Prussia's Glory : Rossbach and Leuthen 1757 Author
- Instrument of War : The Austrian Army in the Seven Years War Volume 1 Author
- The Army of Frederick the Great : Second Edition Author
- The Wild Goose and the Eagle : A Life of Marshal von Browne 1705-1757 Author