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Professional Contributors

Made From History also works with a network of professional writers who submit paid for contributions. All of them have strong backgrounds in historical subjects. If you want to join this list, then it’s important you contribute using the contact form above. Free contributors are regular offered paid work.

Colin Ricketts

Colin Ricketts studied history at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1992. He’s a qualified librarian, a former journalist and currently a freelance writer and editor.


Craig Bessell

Contributing Author at Made From History. Graduated from Cardiff University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.


Alex Browne

Alex Browne studied History at Kings College London. He specializes in post-war history in the USA and Central America.


Graham Land

Graham is an editor and contributor at Made From History. A London-based writer originally from Washington, DC, he holds a master’s degree in Cultural History from Malmö University in Sweden. Graham also contributes environmental news articles to and


Simon Parkin

History graduate (and enthusiast) with postgraduate degrees in environmental history and heritage science.


James Carson

Co-founder and Editor of Studied History and English at the University of York


Tom Cropper

Tom is a freelance journalist who studied history at Essex University. His work can be found in many different publications focusing on business and politics.


Alexander Collin

Alex is a history student at King’s College London focusing on Europe and the Near East in the Middle Ages.


Tina Gayle

Freelance Writer, Sub Editor & Historical Author of: Reinhard Heydrich Iron Heart a WW2 history book about the SS General known as The Butcher of Prague. Published by Fisher King and available worldwide on Amazon.


Louise Larchbourne

Graduate of English language and literature with Latin subsidiary. Author of The Ladybird Book of Kings and Queens, and editor for Harraps 20th-century History series.


Lee Drake

Lee is a freelance writer with a keen interest in the history of World War One and World War Two.