James Chambers was born in Ireland and, like Palmerston, educated at Harrow. His
other highly-acclaimed books include 'The Devil's Horsemen' (a study of the Mongol
invasion of Europe); 'The Norman Kings'; 'The English House'; and 'Charlotte and
Leopold' (a life of the Prince Regent's daughter).
A former President of the British Fencing Association, and Olympic Committee member,
he commented on the sport for television, as well as lecturing and broadcasting on