MEL AYTON lives in Durham, England. He has a B.A. Honours degree in politics and history and a master's degree in history. For his Durham University M.A. degree Ayton specialised in the teaching of American history in US schools and colleges. He is a former teacher, deputy school principal and college lecturer. Throughout his teaching career he has taught in elementary schools, high schools and colleges. In 1988 he was selected as a Fulbright Teacher and taught in schools in Michigan, USA. He also worked in Bermuda and taught in Zambia. In 2003 Mel Ayton was the historical adviser for the BBC’s television documentary, The Kennedy Dynasty, which was broadcast in the UK and the US in November 2003. Ayton is the author of numerous articles for various print and online publications.