Michael Burleigh is a British author and historian. He was educated at University College London, winning the Pollard, Dolley and Sir William Mayer prizes. After a Ph.D in medieval history in 1982, he went on to hold posts at New College, Oxford, the London School of Economics, and University of Cardiff where he was Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and his books have been translated into 13 languages. He has been married since 1991 to Linden Burleigh and currently resides in South East London.