The first specialist study of the role of the castle in the Wars of the Roses.

The Castle in the Wars of the Roses (Pen & Sword, 2020)

The first comprehensive study of English artillery in the late Middle Ages.

Royal and Urban Gunpowder Weapons in Late Medieval England (Boydell & Brewer, 2019)

Explores the epic story of castles in warfare from the Normans to the Tudors.

The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales (Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2018)

Co-authored books

A concise introduction to one of the most famous battles in history.

Anne Curry, Peter Hoskins, Thom Richardson, Dan Spencer, The Agincourt Companion (London: Andre Deutsch, 2015)

Journal articles

‘Italian Arms and Armour for the Royal Household of Edward IV’, Arms & Armour, 17:2 (2020), 111-21

‘Royal Castles and Coastal Defence in the Late Fourteenth Century’, Nottingham Medieval Studies, (2018)

‘”The Scourge of the Stones”: English Gunpowder Artillery at the Siege of Harfleur’, Journal of Medieval History, 43:1 (2017), 59-73

‘The Tower of London and Firearms in the Reign of Edward IV’, Arms & Armour, 13:2 (2016), 98-110

‘The Provision of Artillery for the 1428 Expedition to France’, Journal of Medieval Military History, 13 (2015), 179-192

‘The Lancastrian Armament Programme of the 1450s and the Development of Field Guns’, The Ricardian, 25 (2015), 61-70

‘Adapting to New Technology: Roxburgh Castle and the Scottish Marches’, Emergence, 6 (2014), 1-7

‘Edward Dallingridge: Builder of Bodiam Castle’, Ex Historia, 6 (2014), 81-98


The Medieval Military Engineer: From the Roman Empire to the Sixteenth Century, Peter Purton (Boydell & Brewer, 2018), History, 2019

The Tower Armoury in the Fourteenth Century, Thom Richardson (Leeds: The Royal Armouries, 2016) Reviews in History, 2017

Saltpeter: the Mother of Gunpowder, David Cressy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) Reviews in History, 2014

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