Following a career in the British civil service, Anthony J. Cumming earned his PhD in history at the University of Plymouth and won the University of London’s Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History. He is the author of The Battle of Britain and lives in Devon, United Kingdom with his wife and pet greyhound. Following a career in the British civil service, Anthony J. Cumming earned his PhD in history at the University of Plymouth and won the University of London’s Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History. He is the author of The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain and lives in Devon, United Kingdom with his wife and pet greyhound.