Major General Peter Reid was born in 1925. He served in the
army from 1945 and worked in Germany, Egypt, Malaya and Morocco. He
later became Major General in control of the Royal Armoured Corps. He
retired in 1981 and became a defense consultant in Europe and America.
Since 1993 he has been sharing his time between homes in Wiltshire and
Gascony, France, where he has been working on the history of Medieval
warfare, a subject that has fascinated him throughout his life.