Biography

Thomas Williams is a historian, writer and former curator of early medieval coins at the British Museum. He worked as project curator for the major international exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend (also at the British Museum) and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Thomas completed doctoral research at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology in 2016. His PhD examined the relationship between landscape and warfare in early medieval Britain and he has spoken and published on this subject in various academic fora. He has also taught and lectured in medieval and Viking Age history and archaeology at UCL and the University of Cambridge.

His books Viking Britain (2017) and Viking London (2019) are published by William Collins and he is also the author of The Tale of King Harald, a book for children retelling the saga of King Harald ‘Hard-ruler’, and numerous academic and feature articles, papers and collected editions. He is currently writing about the forgotten kingdoms of early medieval Britain and the landscape of warfare in the early Middle Ages.

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