Paul Bloomfield is a writer and editor who has contributed to BBC History Magazine since 2013. With a postgrad in magazine journalism, he's worked in various publishing roles for over a quarter of a century, holding staff positions at the likes of Lonely Planet Publications, Wanderlust magazine and BBC Wildlife Magazine. As a freelance writer, his work appears in those outlets and many others including The Telegraph, The Times, National Geographic Traveller, WWF Action and dozens of Lonely Planet titles. His latest co-authored book is the bestselling updated edition of Lonely Planet's Where to Go When (2022). When not writing about history, wildlife, conservation or travel, he's generally hiking or running a trail somewhere very hilly.