Rob Harper has a degree in History and has worked for nearly thirty years as a specialist in the preservation of historic buildings. His particular passions are for the history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras and Early Modern military buildings, which happily coincide with his current work on major heritage projects in the Portsmouth Harbour area, a locale closely linked with the Napoleonic wars. His deep interest in the counter revolution was sparked by a visit to the Vendée over twenty years ago and he has devoted much of his spare time to researching it ever since. He has written numerous articles for heritage magazines and wargaming magazines. He lives in Fareham, Hampshire.