Angus McBride was born in London in 1931. By the age of 12 he became an orphan and had to leave England following World War II and head to South Africa where he became a fairly well-known and successful artist in Cape Town. In 1961, he moved back to England. By 1975, he began to work with Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. He is best known for realistic, historical illustrations. Angus McBride died on 15 May 2007.