facebook: David J. Vaughan
Published author (Pen & Sword, The History Press, etc), historian, blogger, book reviewer, media presenter and public speaker, David J. Vaughan writes both fact and fiction, including on history (often bloody) and crime & insanity (across 500 years). A 'jobbing' feature writer across mainstream and independent publications.
His latest book, The Suffering of Women Who Didn’t Fit. 'Madness' in Britain, 1450-1950 is published by Pen & Sword History, November 2018.
His other titles include:
• Out of Control: Young Criminal Lunatics in Victorian Britain (Pen and Sword History, 2019)
• Mad or Bad? Crime & Insanity in Victorian Britain (Pen and Sword History, 2017)
• The Little Book of Herefordshire (The History Press, 2016)
• Bloody British History: Salisbury (The History Press, 2014)
All are available from leading High Street bookshops and online.
The Secret Life of Celestina Sommer - a very Victorian Murder is his only self-published eBook, still available as an Amazon download.
David also owns and writes his blog about Crime and Insanity in Victorian England, at criminalunacy.blogspot.co.uk, getting in excess of 2000 hits every month.
He gives lectures and talks on various topics of interest: such as criminal madness, local history, the archaeology of Britain, prehistory of the world.
He also reviews titles for, amongst others, Pickering and Chatto (now Routledge), academic publisher of related journals, monographs and books.
David is a former Assistant County Archaeologist of Wiltshire, and now lives in Herefordshire's glorious Golden Valley.