Military History Matters

The history of warfare written by experts

Military History Matters aims to bridge the gap between the general reader and the world of professional soldiers and military historians. Published bi-monthly, the magazine brings to the reader not only action-packed narrative, but it also provides all the technical detail, in-depth analysis, battlefield guides and eye-witness accounts needed to understand not just what happened, but why.

Each magazine is packed with expert features - from contributors such as Jeremy Black, Sir Max Hastings, Sir Ian Kershaw, Don McCullin, and Dan Snow, to name but a few - plus reviews, regular opinion columns and listings of military events.

Military History Matters is distributed throughout the US via Barnes & Noble, selected independent newsagents, supermarkets, and via subscription.

The Military History team

Neil Faulkner


Seema Syeda

Assistant Editor

Emily Coffey


Matt Baker

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Editorial Staff

Neil Faulkner is an archaeologist and historian who works as a lecturer, writer, editor, and occasional broadcaster. He is co-director of the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project in the UK and of the Great Arab Revolt Project in Jordan. Educated at King's College, Cambridge, and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, he is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK). The author of countless magazine articles and numerous academic papers, his books include: Apocalypse: the great Jewish revolt against Rome, AD 66-73; Rome: empire of the eagles; and A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics. His latest book, Lawrence of Arabia's War, was published by Yale University Press in spring 2015.

Seema Syeda read History at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she developed a keen interest in Middle Eastern and imperial history. She continued her studies at Cambridge with an MPhil in World History, writing a thesis on liberalism in 19th century Japan and the Ottoman Empire. After a couple of stints working as a political researcher, she joined MHM as Assistant Editor.