Stephen Church is professor of medieval history at the University of East Anglia, and widely acclaimed as an expert on twelfth- and thirteenth-century kingship, especially the reign of King John. He is a member of the council of the Society of Antiquaries and is actively involved in the national commemoration of the eight-hundredth anniversary of Magna Carter in 2015. He has written multiple books, including King John: England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant, published by Pan Macmillan in 2016. His latest work is Henry III: A Simple and God-Fearing King, published by Allen Lane in 2017. He currently lives in Norwich.