Hugh Bicheno was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, of British parents and has lived as long in the Americas as in Britain. He went to school in Cuba, England, Chile and Scotland, then read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, receiving a First Class Honours degree then combined teaching with post-graduate research in Chile as a Foreign Area Fellow of the Ford Foundation.
Disillusioned with academia, I joined the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and served in London and Buenos Aires, then became a freelance security consultant and kidnap negotiator, dealing with cases in Italy, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Perú and Chile.
Since moving to England in 1999 he has devoted himself to researching and writing about the politics and the cutting edge of conflict.
AOS Naval Non Fiction
|Crescent and Cross
|The Battle of Lepanto 1571
AOS Other Non Fiction
|Elizabeth's Sea Dogs
|How England's Mariners Became the Scourge of the Seas
The author’s official web site is hughbicheno.co.uk