Douglas John Sadler
BA(Hons), M.Phil., FRHistS FSA (Scotl.)
My main specialism is in military history
, I am an accomplished, author, lecturer, battlefield tour guide, heritage professional and historical interpreter
My current opus, jointly authored with Rosie Serdiville, our third published collaboration 'Flodden 1513' has just been published by History Press.
I've finished my current co-publication, 'Tommy at War 1914 - 1918'. This will be my fourth collaboration with Rosie Serdiville, a great partnership if ever there was. We're now starting on 'Tommy Rot' - two volumes of soldier's doggerel and verse from each of the world wars. We'd be very pleased to hear from anyone who has a family archive or collection of letters, diaries, verse and doggerel from the Second World War - full accreditation will, of course, be given.
Time Bandits is recruiting. We're looking for like minded individuals regardless of age, sex, colour etc who have a passion for history and like getting paid to indulge themselves. We cover all periods from Bronze Age to Cold War, across a wide range of locations. We thrive on fresh challenges. Training and kit are provided. If you are interested in historic combat, gunplay, clothing, textiles, medicine, food technology, equestrian, vehicles or craft based skills, then we'd love to meet you.
My spring course at CLL will be on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, I'll post times and dates up in due course. I'm offering the usual two public lectures at the Arts Centre, both morning - Rorke's Drift on 25th April and counter-factual history around a German invasion in 1940 on 16th May; more details on the CLL website.
I do offer a whole range of local and family history courses which I've delivered in libraries, to WI & focus groups, usually and hour to an hour and a half, daytime and evening, rates are £75.00 per session.
Our historic murder mysteries always go down well and we've performed these at the Keep, at DLI Museum and Segedunum. We're always looking to hear both from people who might want a booking and from those who'd like to take part!
We can provide fully costumed re-enactors for corporate hire, weddings and social events, choose your period - Spartans, Romans, Vikings, Knights, Reivers, Roundheads, Redcoats & Tommies, gunfighters, saloon girls and suffragettes!
We've formed a link with thisisnorthumberland.com - a new website intended to promote travel, tourism and leisure in the region, check it out.
Our current opus 'Flodden 1513' went to the publishers on time at the end of last year and I'm now working on 'Tommy at War 1914 - 1918' which is a prequel to 'Dunkirk to Belsen'. This will keep me going for most of 2012!
I've a full feature in this week's 'Hexham Courant' in the guise of a border reiver!