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Published author (Pen & Sword, The History Press, etc), historian, blogger, book reviewer, media presenter and public speaker, David J Vaughan writes both fact and fiction including on history (often bloody), crime and insanity (spanning 500 years). A 'jobbing' feature writer across mainstream independent publications.

His latest book, The Suffering of Women Who Didn't Fit. 'Madness' in Britain, 1450-1950 was published by Pen & Sword History in November 2018.

His other titles include:

  • Out of Control: Young Criminal Lunatics in Victorian Britain (Pen & Sword History, due 2019)
  • Mad or Bad? Crime & Insanity in Victorian Britain (Pen & Sword History, 2017)
  • The Little Book of Herefordshire (The History Press, 2016)
  • Bloody British History: Salisbury (The History Press, 2014)
  • The Secret Life of Celestina Sommer. A Very Victorian Murder (Amazon eBook, 2014).
All are available from leading High Street and Online retailers and direct from the publishers.

David also owns and writes his blog about Crime and Insanity in Victorian England, at criminalunacy.blogspot.co.uk, receiving in excess of 2000 hits every month.

He gives talks and lectures on various related topics of interest: such as crime, madness, local history and the archaeology of Britain.

He also reviews titles for Routledge and other, similar publishers of related journals and books.

David is a former Assistant County Archaeologist of Wiltshire in south-west England, home to Stonehenge and Avebury. Though he now lives and writes in Herefordshire's glorious Golden Valley just outside the capital of books, Hay on Wye, jhome to the internationally famed annual literary festival.

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