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Harry Sidebottom was brought up in racing stables in Newmarket where his father was a trainer. Educated at various schools and universities, including Oxford, he took his Doctorate in Ancient History at Corpus Christi College. He has taught at various universities including Oxford, where he is now Fellow and Director of Studies in Ancient History at St Benets Hall, and Lecturer in Ancient History at Lincoln College.

He has travelled widely, especially around the Mediterranean, including trips travelling as a guest speaker on a Cunard liner and a memorable solo journey into Albania not long after the fall of the dictator Enver Hoxha.

All his life he has gone racing, and played and watched rugby and cricket. He was a founder member of Woodstock Rugby Football Club and has recently discovered the pleasures of real tennis.

Author photo © James Hawkins Photography

If you like Harry Sidebottom you might also like to read books by Anthony Riches, Ben Kane and Angus Donald.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Harry Sidebottom

Fire and Sword by Harry Sidebottom
Fire and Sword
Harry Sidebottom
‘Fire and Sword’ is a powerful addition to the epic ‘Throne of the Caesars’ series. The Year of the Six Emperors continues in bloody and back stabbing style, covering three months of battle, both in the field and the senate....
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Blood and Steel by Harry Sidebottom
Reader Reviewed Blood and Steel
Harry Sidebottom
A fabulous foray into the past, AD238 is the Year of the Six Emperors and makes for a fascinating and compelling tale. This is the second in the ‘Throne of the Caesars’ series, it’s best to start at the beginning...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016
Blood and Steel by Harry Sidebottom
Reader Reviewed Blood and Steel
Harry Sidebottom
A fabulous foray into the past, AD238 is the Year of the Six Emperors and makes for a fascinating and compelling tale. This is the second in the ‘Throne of the Caesars’ series, it’s best to start at the beginning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
Iron and Rust by Harry Sidebottom
Reader Reviewed Iron and Rust
Harry Sidebottom
AD235, a year in Rome when six emperors each killed off his predecessor along with his family and supporters so claiming power himself. It was a frightening, uncertain time with threats from outside Rome too. The story hinges round a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
Warrior of Rome: the Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom
Warrior of Rome: the Amber Road
Harry Sidebottom
A highly detailed, scintillating tale of intrigue and war, set, like the rest of the series, in the Ancient Roman Empire in a moment of history that is rarely explored – the third century crisis, when the Empire split in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Iron and Rust by Harry Sidebottom
Iron and Rust
Harry Sidebottom
AD235, a year in Rome when six emperors each killed off his predecessor along with his family and supporters so claiming power himself. It was a frightening, uncertain time with threats from outside Rome too. The story hinges round a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom
Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East
Harry Sidebottom
Fire in the East is part one of the new Warrior of Rome series: an epic of empire, of heroes, of treachery, of courage, and most of all, a story of brutal bloody warfare. Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2009

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