The acclaimed military historian, Professor Richard Holmes CBE, has died at the age of 65.

Known for sharing his knowledge of warfare on BBC documentaries, he also taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Cranfield University.

His specialities included England’s conflicts with France in the Middle Ages and World War II. He also wrote numerous books.

He was a historian that I greatly admired – he was at ease at discussing his subject with genuine depth and clarity, and with a subtle enthusiasm that kept me enthralled when he spoke.

RIP, sir