René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada’s National Historic Sites of Parks Canada for nearly three decades and he was also attached to Canada’s Department of National Defence as an historian. He went on as a free lance writer and historical consultant for media productions and historical restorations of military sites in North America and the West Indies. As a curator, he initially specialized in military material culture and later researched organization, tactics, policy and geo-strategy. He has authored some 50 books and hundreds of articles and research notes published in England, France, the United States and Canada. He lives in Gatineau (Quebec).
- The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715 Volume 4 : The War of the Spanish Succession, Artillery, Engineers and Militias Author
- The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715 Volume 3 : The Cavalry of Louis XIV Author
- The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715 Volume 2 : The Infantry of Louis XIV Author
- The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715 Volume 1 : The Guard of Louis XIV Author