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Stephen Richard Turnbull (born 6 February 1948) is a British historian concentrating on Japanese military history, especially the samurai period, and has published numerous books. He provides information and advice to media organizations about Japan.

Stephen Richard Turnbull
Doctor.
BornStephen Richard Turnbull
February 1948 (age 73)
United Kingdom
OccupationWriter, military historian, researcher, narrator
LanguageEnglish
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge, University of Leeds (Philosophiæ doctor) (1996)

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Turnbull attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds 2 MAs in Theology and Military History and a PhD[clarification needed] from the University of Leeds where he is a lecturer in Far Eastern Religions.

He was on the editorial board of the short-lived Medieval History Magazine (2003–2005), which was published in association with the Royal Armouries. He was a consultant for the widely successful PC game Shogun: Total War and also its well-received sequel Total War: Shogun 2, both products of Creative Assembly, as well as historical advisor on the Hollywood film 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves. He was also a narrator for the Netflix documentary series Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan in 2021.

He became semi-retired, but holds the post of Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan.

Journal articles

  • "Legacy of Centuries: The Walls of Constantinople", Medieval History Magazine (MHM), Issue 2, October 2003.
  • "Mongol strategy and the Battle of Leignitz 1241", MHM, Issue 3, November 2003.
  • "The Teutonic Knights' battle for Riga", MHM, Issue 6, February 2004.
  • "The Passing of the Medieval Castle", MHM, Issue 9, May 2004.
  • "St Catherine's Monastery: Sanctuary of Ages", MHM, Issue 11 July 2004.
  • "Fighting Cardinals: Henry Beaufort & Guiliano Cesarini", MHM, Issue 13, September 2004.
  • "A Tale of Two Cities: Siege success and failure at Constantinople and Belgrade", MHM, Issue 16, December 2004.
  • "The Blunted Arrowhead: The defensive role of the great medieval fortresses of Albania", MHM, Issue 17, January 2005.
  • "The Ninja: An Invented Tradition?", Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective, Vol. 9: No. 1, Article 3, 2014.

These are notable works in film, TV and video games.

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Ghost of Tsushima Historical Consultant Video Game
2021 Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan Narrator TV documentary
2013 47 Ronin Historical advisor Film
2011 Total War: Shogun 2 Historical consultant Video game
2000 Shogun: Total War Historical consultant Video game
2013 Samurai Headhunters Self - Japanese Historian TV documentary
2012 Ninja Shadow Warriors Self - Historian TV documentary
2004 Samurai: The Last Warrior Historical Consultant (as Dr. Stephen Turnbull) TV documentary
  1. "Home - Stephen Turnbull". www.stephenturnbull.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2020. RetrievedMarch 1, 2021.
  2. "Stephen Turnbull Biography". IMDb. Archived from the original on March 1, 2021.
  3. "Dr Turnbull Profile". University of Leeds. Archived from the original on 2012-01-01. Retrieved2011-12-06.
  4. "Stephen Turnbull - IMDb". IMDb. February 17, 2017. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017.
  5. Turnbull, Stephen. (2005). Samurai Commanders, p. 2.

Stephen Turnbull historian Article Talk Language Watch Edit This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification Please help by adding reliable sources Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately especially if potentially libelous or harmful Find sources Stephen Turnbull historian news newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2012 Learn how and when to remove this template message Stephen Richard Turnbull born 6 February 1948 is a British historian concentrating on Japanese military history especially the samurai period and has published numerous books 1 2 He provides information and advice to media organizations about Japan 2 Stephen Richard Turnbull Doctor BornStephen Richard Turnbull February 1948 age 73 United KingdomOccupationWriter military historian researcher narratorLanguageEnglishNationalityBritishAlma materUniversity of Cambridge University of Leeds Philosophiae doctor 1996 Contents 1 Biography 2 Selected works 2 1 Journal articles 3 Filmography 4 Honors 5 Notes 6 External linksBiography EditTurnbull attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree He currently holds 2 MAs in Theology and Military History and a PhD clarification needed from the University of Leeds where he is a lecturer in Far Eastern Religions 2 He was on the editorial board of the short lived Medieval History Magazine 2003 2005 which was published in association with the Royal Armouries He was a consultant for the widely successful PC game Shogun Total War and also its well received sequel Total War Shogun 2 both products of Creative Assembly as well as historical advisor on the Hollywood film 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves 3 4 He was also a narrator for the Netflix documentary series Age of Samurai Battle for Japan in 2021 4 He became semi retired but holds the post of Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan 2 Selected works Edit1979 Samurai armies 1550 1615 London Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 0 85045 302 7 OCLC 6489751 reprinted by Osprey 2003 OCLC 225518299 1980 The Mongols Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 0 85045 372 0 1982 The Book of the Samurai Leicester England Magna Books ISBN 978 0 948509 30 8 OCLC 15875673 1985 The Book of the Medieval Knight London Arms and Armour Press ISBN 978 0 85368 715 3 OCLC 12501653 1987 Samurai Warriors Poole Dorset Blandford Press ISBN 978 0 7137 1767 9 OCLC 17551861 1989 Samurai Warlords The Book of the Daimyō London Blandford ISBN 978 0 7137 2003 7 OCLC 22628902 1991 Ninja The True Story of Japan s Secret Warrior Cult Poole Dorset Firebird Books ISBN 978 1 85314 109 6 OCLC 24701255 1996 The Samurai A Military History London Routledge ISBN 978 1 873410 38 7 1997 Samurai Warfare London Arms and Armour Press ISBN 978 1 85409 432 2 OCLC 38030598 1998 The Samurai Sourcebook London Arms amp Armour Press ISBN 978 1 85409 371 4 OCLC 60220867 reprinted by Cassell London 2000 ISBN 978 1 85409 523 7 OCLC 59400034 2000 Nagashino 1575 Slaughter at the Barricades Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 85532 619 4 2001 Ashigaru 1467 1649 Weapons Armour Tactics Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 149 7 2001 The Knight Triumphant The High Middle Ages 1314 1485 London Cassell ISBN 978 0 304 35971 4 OCLC 51108644 2002 Samurai Heraldry Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 304 0 2002 Samurai Invasion Japan s Korean War 1592 1598 London Cassell ISBN 978 0 304 35948 6 2002 War in Japan 1467 1615 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 480 1 2003 Genghis Khan amp the Mongol Conquests 1190 1400 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 523 5 2002 Fighting Ships of the Far East 1 China and Southeast Asia 202 BC AD 1419 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 386 6 2003 Fighting Ships of the Far East 2 Japan and Korea AD 612 1639 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 478 8 2003 Japanese castles 1540 1640 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 429 0 2003 Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949 1603 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 573 0 2003 Kawanakajima 1553 1564 Samurai Power Struggle Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 562 4 2003 Ninja AD 1460 1650 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 525 9 2003 Tannenberg 1410 Disaster for the Teutonic Knights Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 561 7 OCLC 51779463 2003 Samurai The World of the Warrior Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 740 6 2004 The Walls of Constantinople AD 324 1453 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84176 759 8 2004 Samurai The Story of Japan s Greatest Warriors London PRC Publishing Ltd ISBN 978 1 85648 703 0 reprinted by Metro Books 2013 2005 Warriors of Medieval Japan Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84603 220 2 2005 Samurai Commanders Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 1 84176 743 3 2007 The Great Wall of China 221 BC AD 1644 Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84603 004 8 2008 The Samurai Swordsman Master of War London Frontline Books ISBN 978 1 84415 712 9 OCLC 181927617 2010 Katana The Samurai Sword Oxford Osprey Publishibg ISBN 978 1 84908 151 1 2011 The Revenge of the 47 Ronin Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 84908 427 7 2016 The Genpei War 1180 85 The Great Samurai Civil War Oxford Osprey Publishing ISBN 978 1 47281 384 8 2017 Ninja Unmasking the Myth Casemate Publishers ISBN 978 1 47385 042 2Journal articles Edit Legacy of Centuries The Walls of Constantinople Medieval History Magazine MHM Issue 2 October 2003 Mongol strategy and the Battle of Leignitz 1241 MHM Issue 3 November 2003 The Teutonic Knights battle for Riga MHM Issue 6 February 2004 The Passing of the Medieval Castle MHM Issue 9 May 2004 St Catherine s Monastery Sanctuary of Ages MHM Issue 11 July 2004 Fighting Cardinals Henry Beaufort amp Guiliano Cesarini MHM Issue 13 September 2004 A Tale of Two Cities Siege success and failure at Constantinople and Belgrade MHM Issue 16 December 2004 The Blunted Arrowhead The defensive role of the great medieval fortresses of Albania MHM Issue 17 January 2005 The Ninja An Invented Tradition Journal of Global Initiatives Policy Pedagogy Perspective Vol 9 No 1 Article 3 2014 Filmography EditThese are notable works in film TV and video games 4 Year Title Role Notes2020 Ghost of Tsushima Historical Consultant Video Game2021 Age of Samurai Battle for Japan Narrator TV documentary2013 47 Ronin Historical advisor Film2011 Total War Shogun 2 Historical consultant Video game2000 Shogun Total War Historical consultant Video game2013 Samurai Headhunters Self Japanese Historian TV documentary2012 Ninja Shadow Warriors Self Historian TV documentary2004 Samurai The Last Warrior Historical Consultant as Dr Stephen Turnbull TV documentaryHonors EditBritish Association for Japanese Studies Cannon Prize 5 Japan Festival Literary Award 1998 1 Notes Edit a b Home Stephen Turnbull www stephenturnbull com Archived from the original on December 1 2020 Retrieved March 1 2021 a b c d Stephen Turnbull Biography IMDb Archived from the original on March 1 2021 Dr Turnbull Profile University of Leeds Archived from the original on 2012 01 01 Retrieved 2011 12 06 a b c Stephen Turnbull IMDb IMDb February 17 2017 Archived from the original on February 17 2017 Turnbull Stephen 2005 Samurai Commanders p 2 External links EditStephen Turnbull s website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen Turnbull historian amp oldid 1061150779, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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