Best known as a television Host / Presenter and for his many appearances as a Historical Weapons Expert /Military Historian in many dozens of tv documentaries, Mike also works as a tv Director and as a Writer.
He has a passion for history and for creating memorable images and, whether directing or appearing on screen, his unique brand is to bring history to life, to connect with it and to make it accessible.
In addition to regular directing, Mike is also a highly experienced Action Arranger/Fight Choreographer. Creating sequences that blend historical information with compelling action is a signature element of his on-screen appearances as well as his directing style.
His lavishly illustrated book, Swords and Swordsmen, which is both a history of the sword and of swordfighting styles, is a major work on the subject that has received glowing reviews. His book The Longbow is a concise guide to the military use of this iconic weapon that has also been received with wide acclaim and his recently published book The Composite Bow is garnering similar plaudits. He is currently working on three more books.
Historical archery is a core interest, especially horse-archery and chariot archery. He is the founder of The California Centaurs horse-archery club
Mike has dual UK/US citizenship. He lives in California but also has a base in London.