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Nick Higham (N. J. Higham) was born in Kent in 1951 and currently lives in Cheshire. He taught history at the University of Manchester from 1977 until taking early retirement in 2011, and now works in archaeology and as an author. His first books were about the archaeology of northern England: The Carvetii (1985, with Barri Jones) and The Northern Counties to AD 1000 (1986). There then followed Rome, Britain and the Anglo-Saxons (1992), The Origins of Cheshire (1993), The English Conquest (1994)and The Death of Anglo-Saxon England (1997). In King Arthur, Myth-Making and History (2002)he questioned the likelihood that King Arthur might have been a real figure, looking in depth at the ninth- and tenth-century sources, in particular. He returned to landscape history with A Frontier Landscape (2004), looking at Lancashire and Cheshire in the Middle Ages. He has edited several academic works: Edward the Elder: 899-924 (jointly with David Hill); Landscape Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England (2010) Place-Names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape (2011), both with Martin Ryan, and Wilfrid: Abbot, Bishop and Saint (2012). His latest work, with Martin Ryan, is The Anglo-Saxon World, due out with Yale U. P. in 2013.