Christopher Joll was educated at Oxford University and the RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Life Guards in 1968 and served four tours of duty in Northern Ireland before leaving the Army in 1975 to go into business. At the turn of the millennium, after twenty-five years in business, Christopher decided to concentrate on devising, writing and directing major national & royal military events for charities. In parallel with his event activities, Christopher has written and published a series of books, the first of which was Uniquely British: A Year in the Life of the Household Cavalry with a foreword by HM The Queen.
A specialist in the quirkier aspects of the history of the British and other empires, Christopher has since written and published The Drum Horse in the Fountain & Other Tales of Heroes & Rogues in the Guards (Nine Elms Books 2019); Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of the British Empire (Nine Elms Books, 2020), endorsed by Michael Portillo and Philip Mould; and in Q4 2021 will publish, again with Nine Elms Books, The Imperial Impresario: The Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of Napoleon’s Theatre of Power, and Black Ice: The Memoirs of Corie Mapp – soldier, double amputee & World Champion. Christopher has also written and published a fifteen-volume series of 19th & 20th century military-historical/action-adventure ‘faction’ stories, collectively known as The Speedicut Saga; this series has been featured in The Times and been recommended by Stephen Fry.
Finally, Christopher is actively engaged on the speaker circuit, including giving talks on his specialist subject (currently via Zoom) to clubs, societies, museums and literary festivals; and recording and broadcasting video talks for his YouTube channel. Christopher is the Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry and a Trustee of the Museum Prize Trust.
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1. Christopher Joll specialises in the quirkier aspects of 19th & 20th century world history, and that of the British Empire in particular.
2. As Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry, he has an intimate knowledge of the history, customs and traditions of that unique organisation.
3. Christopher is also a knowledgeable and challenging writer and speaker about the current controversies surrounding the repatriation of museum collections to their countries of origin.
I am a published author and a registered speaker for Viking Cruises and Noble Caledonia. I regularly give talks to museums, societies, clubs, institutions, literary & historical festivals (currently via Zoom) and I also publish video & audio podcasts on my YouTube channel.