Ian is one of the leading authorities on the Peninsular War and Wellington’s army. Born in London in 1957, Ian’s first book, In Hell Before Daylight, was published in 1984. Since then, Ian has written or edited almost thirty other books. Ian’s own tour company, Ian Fletcher’s Battlefield Tours, brings him to these sites often – he has made at least thirty visits to Salamanca alone. Ian has worked on the BBC’s Decisive Weapons series, the History Channel’s Line of Fire and Sharpe’s War series and Channel 4’s series on Revolutionary Armies. Ian is a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, but perhaps more importantly, he’s a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and has been attending matches since 1964. Ian is also a guitarist in the rock band, Stoned.