David George Boyce is a graduate of the Queen’s University of Belfast, where he also researched for his PhD. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was an Archivist in the Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library Oxford, 1968-71, and then lectured in the Department of Politics and International relations in Swansea University from 1971 until 2004. He has written books and articles on modern British, Irish, imperial and military history and politics.