Web Site Owner Information
My name is Michael W Cook and I live in London, England.
I was born in Hastings, East Sussex, and my family live near the site of the Battle of Hastings. Having grown up with such a wealth of historical sites locally, I soon gained an interest in History.
I studied Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology in London for 3 years and I have also studied history part-time at the University of London, although I have never worked in either of these fields.
I am a Cameraman and also a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen and have won several awards at home and Internationally for my work.. I now run my own company, Crusader Productions.
My hobbies are history, photography, mountaineering, skiing and country sports. I am an active member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain and I enjoy working my Jack Russell Terriers.
I have a very wide range and taste in music from Hendrix to Handel, as a child I used to sing in a church choir which toured many of the nations great cathedrals and churches, and this developed into a love for all music, especially choral.
I am also a long suffering supporter of Chelsea Football Club and for three years was an elected menber of the Independent Supporters Association.
If you have any questions on a site I have featured, please do not hesitate to mail me and ask, I will answer all I can. I always check that the information and historical facts are correct on these pages, if you feel that something is incorrect, please mail me and we can discuss it.
All comments are welcome and I hope you enjoyed your visit to my site.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of any of my photographs on these pages,
commercial or private - mail me for details.
All photos that are shown with my initials on, and text, are copyright to me.
They should not be used or reproduced in any format without permission.
Another Castles Abbeys and Medieval Buildings feature