Mike Ingram is a historian, author, lecturer and tour guide
Mike is an historian, author, lecturer and tour guide passionate about the medieval period, the Wars of the Roses and the history of his own county - Northamptonshire with many years experience, an MA in history from the University of Birmingham and qualified to teach history in adult education. When he is not out lecturing or leading tours, he can be found knee-deep in the latest research material available, making sure that you will never miss out on the latest finds and discoveries and often making new discoveries of his own too!
He writes for a variety of magazines such as Medieval Warfare and the NeneQuirer. You can read Mikes articles here nenequirer.com/. In addition, he can be heard talking about historical subjects on local radio every month.
His latest book "Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth" will be published in July 2019. Previous books include “The Battle of Northampton 1460” (published in December 2015) and “Battle Story: Bosworth 1485” published by History Press in July 2012.
He is the current chair of the Northampton Battlefields Society, which has successfully blocked numerous attempts to build on the Northampton 1460 battlefield and significantly raised its profile. Mike also led the campaign to repair and protect Northampton's Queen Eleanor Cross. In addition he is a trustee, the lead historian and guide for the Naseby Battlefield Project. Mike also sits on the Northamptonshire Heritage Committee.
In 2014 he was awarded a community star award for his work protecting the 1460 battlefield and in 2016 was awarded the Battlefields Trust Presidents Award for outstanding battlefield protection and interpretation.
As well as the medieval period, Mike spent many years studying World War Two, in particular the campaigns of 1940, the Italian Campaigns and opposed river crossings.He has led the Army on tours and Staff Rides for France 1940, Normandy '44 and Civil War battlefields in England.
Mikes previous experience was as a defence journalist and photographer, writing for many defence and related magazines, some of the photographs can be seen below.