Dr Robert Lyman is a writer and historian.
Since finishing a twenty year career in the British Army in 2001 he has published widely on the Second World War in Europe, North Africa and Asia.
He is Field Marshal Bill Slim’s military biographer. His presentation of the case for Slim won a National Army Museum debate in 2011 for Britain’s Greatest General and his case for Kohima/Imphal won a National Army Museum debate in 2013 for Britain’s Greatest Battle.
He combines writing with supporting a range of exciting TV and documentary projects, including ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and History Hit TV.
His next projects include a book – Under the Shadow of the Swastika – about American experiences of living under Nazism, and a combined biography of Britain’s greatest generals of the Second World War, Bill Slim and Bernard Montgomery.
He is an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Robert is represented by Charlie Viney of the Viney Shaw Agency.
Robert has been a trustee of the Kohima Educational Trust since 2004, and Chairman between 2008-2016.
If you wish to engage Robert to speak or to talk to him about his books please contact him at Robert@morlandhouse.org.uk
Dr Lyman can be contacted to give lectures on any of the subjects about which he has written.
He has lectured for the Open University, in various UK Universities and Navy and Military societies and museums. Find out more about his speaking engagements or get in touch to invite Dr Lyman to speak, or for more information.