Born in Middlesbrough and educated at Ushaw College, Durham, Liverpool University and Exeter College, Oxford, Dr Paul Doherty is a historian, educator and novelist. His D.Phil. thesis on Isabella, Edward II's queen, remains the definitive study of this French princess who played a pivotal role in English politics during the early 14th century. Paul has been Headmaster of Trinity Catholic High School since the age of thirty-four.
His first novel was published in 1985 and he has subsequently written nearly 100 books, many of which have been translated into more than twenty languages. The titles range from several series set in medieval England, two series set in ancient Egypt, a series about Alexander the Great and include six non-fiction works. His book, THE SECRET LIFE OF ELIZABETH I, has been the subject of several television documentaries produced for Channel 5, National Geographic, The History Channel and a Japanese educational broadcast.
Paul regularly gives history mystery lectures to various community and church groups to raise money for charity. He has also lectured at The British Museum, the Royal Over-Seas League, the Bayeux Medieval Festival, the Scarborough Literary Festival and the Reading Festival of Crime Writing.
Paul has been invited to Bouchercon 2013 as the International Guest of Honour to be held in Albany, New York.