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Meet our Authors: Charles Cawley – October 2016

After a career as in-house counsel with a US multinational, including overseas postings in France, Hong Kong, the US, Malaysia, and Belgium, Charles Cawley retrained as a historian with Oxford University’s Advanced Diploma in Local History.

He has worked primarily as a specialist in medieval history, and is the author of Medieval Lands: a prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, hosted by the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Charles has authored Colonies in Conflict: The History of the British Overseas Territories, which “should be of interest to anyone who studies contemporary developments in these territories” according to Dr Peter Clegg, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England.

Charles explains his reasons for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

I came to authorship late after a career practising law. I do not belong to an academic institution and have no long history of publications. Other publishers were rejecting my submissions without even reading the manuscript, presumably because of my untypical CV. Cambridge Scholars, by contrast, read my sample chapters and were ready to take the risk. They replied quickly and appointed a single point of contact who coordinated everything. Imposing a strict word count required considerable editing of the manuscript, but as I acted as my own editor I retained complete control of the process and improved the book enormously. Cambridge Scholars made each stage simple, from preparing the final manuscript to proposing a striking book cover. All my contacts with them were helpful and friendly. Best of all, the book was published only five months after submitting my initial proposal.

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Colonies in Conflict: The History of the British Overseas Territories. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT16 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2016.

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