James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire, England in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the early Middle Ages and particularly in the Norman Conquest of England.
Sworn Sword is the first novel in the Conquest Series, featuring the knight Tancred and set in England during the tumultuous years that followed the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Tancred’s adventures continue with The Splintered Kingdom and Knights of the Hawk. The Conquest Series is published in the UK, the US, Germany and the Czech Republic.
James’s most recent title, The Harrowing, was published by Heron in 2016 and named by The Times as a Book of the Month. He is currently working on his fifth novel as part of his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. His thesis explores what historical fiction is, how it is constructed, and its objectives, responsibilities and possible future directions.