Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Dr Dan Spencer and I’m a historian of late medieval and early modern warfare. I’m interested in all aspects of military history, but my main areas of expertise include gunpowder weapons, arms and armour, artillery fortifications, and castles.

My PhD from the University of Southampton was awarded in 2016 for my research project on the development of firearms in England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

A revised version of my thesis, Royal and Urban Gunpowder Weapons in Late Medieval England, was  published by Boydell & Brewer in 2019. I have also written two books on the military history of castles in England and Wales.

To see the full details of my published work see the publications section of this website.

If you wish to get in touch with me then please use the contact form.