Anthony Riches is a writer of military historical fiction, inspired by the stories of his grandfather and father, veterans of the First and Second World Wars. He has a degree in Military Studies from Manchester University. Tony’s Empire series is set in late 2nd Century AD Britain, the tenth book which is expected April 2019, and the Centurions series set in the Batavian Revolt of AD69.
Tony is a freelance project manager and works in the Middle and Far East, USA, Europe, and the UK. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Helen and their children, usually doing his writing on the plane going to and from work.
Tony is a Committee Member of the Historical Writers Association and Chairman of the Alderney Literary Festival.
On Reflection: does literature shape or reflect History?
Friday, 28 March 14.00-15.0
Understanding history is important to us: it not only tells us where we've come from, but also, more importantly, where we are going. But how much of history is what the authors of the time present themselves as? Do we have to view historical literature as a prism of the society in which it is set? Festival Chairman Anthony Riches, historian Clare Mulley and novelist Mark Oldfield address the 2019 Festival Theme History: On Reflection in this opening panel of the 2019 Festival.