Major General Barney White-Spunner joined the Blues and Royals from university in 1979, and has been a serving member of the Household Cavalry ever since. He commanded the Household Cavalry regiment in Windsor from 1996-98, and has served in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and the Gulf War. In 2005 he was promoted to Chief of Staff of the British Army under General Sir Mike Jackson. A part time correspondent for The Field magazine for many years, this is his first historical work. He lives in Wiltshire and London.