Justin Pollard read Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge. He is a historical writer and consultant in film and TV. His credits include Elizabeth and Atonement and the BBC TV drama The Tudors, as well as more than twenty-five documentary series such as Channel 4's Time Team. He is a writer and researcher for QI, and the author of seven books including THE INTERESTING BITS, CHARGE!, SECRET BRITAIN and BOFFINOLOGY.
Howard Reid is an award-winning film-maker, anthropologist and writer. Before completing his Ph.D. he lived for two years with hunter-gatherers in the Amazon basin, and as a film-maker he has spent several months with the Tuareg people of north Africa as well as undertaking many other assignments around the world. His previous books are In Search of the Immortals, about mummy cultures around the world, and Arthur the Dragon King, which traced the roots of the King Arthur legend back to the nomadic warrior peoples of central Asia.