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Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland, and educated in England and France. He migrated to Canada from the UK, in 1967, as a teacher of High School English, but he only taught for a year before starting to work as a professional singer, musician, actor and entertainer--a career he followed, one way and another and with many variations, for the next twenty years.

In the early 1970s, Whyte researched, wrote, directed and appeared in a one man show based on the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. He toured Canada with the presentation, which he had written to appeal to non-Scots, Canadian audiences, de-mystifying the poet and his works and making them understandable and enjoyable to North Americans. The success of the show led him into writing for CBC National television, and eventually to a career in advertising, where he learned his craft as Head Writer and Creative Director of several advertising agencies before moving to the other side of the client-agency relationship, to act as Corporate Communications Director for a number of public and private companies.

Whyte's interest in 5th Century history and the 460-year Roman military occupation of Britain springs from his early Classical education in Scotland during the 1950s, and he has pursued his fascination with those times ever since. That interest, allied with an equally fervent preoccupation with the Arthurian legend, led him, in 1978, to a sudden realization of the probable truth underlying the legend's central mystery of the Sword in the Stone. Then, knowing how it had been done, Whyte set out to tell the story, and to establish King Arthur securely in a realistic and feasible historical context. His saga, fleshed out by years of research, continues to unfold to the delight of his large and growing audience. Whyte is married, with five adult children, and lives in British Columbia, Canada.

If you like Jack Whyte you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jack Whyte

Resistance The Bravehearts Chronicles by Jack Whyte
Resistance The Bravehearts Chronicles
Jack Whyte
Born to a divided kingdom. Destined to unite it....
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Knights of the Black and White: Book 1 by Jack Whyte
Knights of the Black and White: Book 1
Jack Whyte
Epic historical fiction on a grand scale, the beginning of a trilogy about the most important events in the history of the Order of the Knights Templar, beginning with why they formed after the First Crusade.Comparison: Bernard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2007

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