About Us

Welcome to the blog of Roy and Lesley Adkins. We are historians and archaeologists, and on this blog you can discover the books we have written, read short features on all sorts of fascinating topics, and keep up with our latest news.

We are husband-and-wife authors based in south-west England, near Exeter in Devon, and we devote much of our time to writing books, but we have also enjoyed a career in field archaeology, so we are equally at home unearthing ruins and unearthing archives. Our very first book was The Handbook of British Archaeology, and since then we have written many other books on historical and archaeological themes, ranging from detailed reference books to popular non-fiction.

If you want to find out more about us and our work, we have a website at www.adkinshistory.com where you can also sign up for our free newsletters or get in touch by clicking ‘Contact Us’. If you are new to our work and have not read any of our books, we hope that this blog will tempt you to try out one or more of them. So far, they have been translated into seventeen foreign languages, and they have acquired a reputation for being reliably researched and highly readable.