Acclaimed military historian Professor Richard Holmes has died


The acclaimed military historian Professor Richard Holmes CBE has died at the age of 65. Professor Holmes taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Cranfield University and was a regular contributor to BBC documentaries and to BBC History Magazine.


His specialities included England’s conflicts with France in the Middle Ages and the First World War, with a focus on the ordinary soldier.


For more information on the life and career of Professor Richard Holmes, visit the BBC website.