Published in nine languages on both sides of the Atlantic
Dr Stephen Bull has been listed for both the Portico Prize for Literature and the Templer Medal. Stephen also wrote the volume accompanying the internationally acclaimed Channel 4 series ‘Last War Heroes’, which, in its North American guise ‘D-Day to Berlin’, won the first Canadian Screen Award for best history.
His own on screen credits include the ‘One Show’, ’Antiques Road Trip’, and ‘Words and Pictures’ for the BBC; ’Battlefield Detectives’ and ‘Lost Treasures’ on History Channel; ‘Instruments of Death’ with Yesterday; Woodcut Media’s ‘Combat Machines’, ‘Russell Grant's Postcards’ on Channel 5; and Sky, Granada, and BBC News, as well as all six episodes of the US Smithsonian Channel’s ‘WWII’s Most Daring Raids’. Working with Story House Berlin for German state broadcaster ZDF he features as a presenter in the weapons technology series Von der Keule zur Rakete ( ‘From Club to Rocket’), with sequences shot in and over Ukraine, and on the Black Sea,.
Musketry - Club to Rocket TV Series
Last War Heroes - TV Series
Filming with ZDF in Ukraine
In the academic sphere
Stephen’s doctoral study was on artillery during the English Civil Wars. He has lectured at UK universities including Lancaster, Central Lancashire, and Edge Hill, and has contributed as external examiner up to PhD level. As consultant to the University of Oxford, in collaboration with Europeana the European digital library, he assisted in gathering First World War material around Europe for online exhibitions and collections. Sixty of his articles and monographs relating to arms and armour are listed in the catalogues of the library of the Royal Armouries. A Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) he also holds an MBA.
He has worked for the BBC in London, and as a Curator at both the National Army Museum and Lancashire Museums, specialising in military history and archaeology, producing exhibitions on subjects including the First and Second World Wars, English Civil Wars, Roman archaeology, and the American West. He has served trustee bodies of three British Army Regimental Museums: those of the King’s Royal Hussars; the Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry, and the Lancashire Infantry Museum