Justin Pollard was educated at St. Albans School and Downing College, University of Cambridge.
After college he worked for the Museum of London before founding Visual Artefact, a company created to produce popular history television series and provide historical and script consultancy for historical feature films and TV dramas. His credits include Elizabeth, The Four Feathers, Atonement, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Pirates of the Caribbean. He was the historical consultant on all four seasons of The Tudors and is currently the Associate Producer on Vikings.
Justin is the author of 12 books including the Amazon bestseller Alfred the Great – the Man Who made England - a biography of King Alfred the Great.
He is a regular columnist for History Today and was the British Society of Magazine Editors Columnist of the Year 2014.