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David Barnby graduated from what is now known as the City University, London in electrical engineering and following a long career in telecommunications engineering, turned to writing and produced several books. His book, Life and Times of Nicolas Forget follows the life of the mid-17th century French Canadian explore and fur trader, who was the previously unidentified travelling companion of Des Grossellier. With a life-long interest in history and analytical skills gained during his working life, it was an easy transition to researching and writing 1066: The Lost Hastings Battlefield
John Leftwich is the model maker extraordinaire who constructed a model of the Hastings Battlefield for the better understanding of the battlefield topography. He also drew the maps and diagrams for the book and advised on technical issues. He has a long career in the graphic arts industry producing both technical and figurative illustrations, and later graphic designs for print.