About Pen and Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is part of The Barnsley Chronicle newspaper group. The Barnsley Chronicle is one of the UK\‘s oldest provincial newspapers and one of the few weeklies still in private ownership. It was launched in 1858 and has just celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008.
The first books produced by the Company were in response to public demand following of a series of articles first published weekly in the Barnsley Chronicle.
Over recent years the company has continued to grow and has added new imprints to its core area of military history. Pen & Sword now specialise in all areas of military history, naval and maritime history, aviation, local history, family history, collectables and antiques, nostalgia and true crime.
With over 200 books published every year, Pen & Sword has established itself as a specialist book publisher.