Richard Dargie taught History in north-east Scotland before enjoying spells as Senior Lecturer in History and Head of the Faculty of Humanities at Moray House in Edinburgh. Latterly, he lectured in History Education at the University of Edinburgh. Over the past three decades, he has been a historical consultant for a range of national and international bodies, including the BBC, the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and Euroclio, the international history organization based in The Hague. He was involved in post-Soviet Eastern Europe, working with the governments of states seeking to reform and democratize their approach to history education. Author of more than 40 books, many for children, Richard has also written a large number of television and radio programmes for the BBC and other broadcasters in Britain and North America.