Stephen Turnbull
Stephen Turnbull

Japanese name


Works (Sengoku related)

Samurai armies
The Mongols
The Book of the Samurai
Samurai Warriors
Samurai Warlords: The Book of the Daimyo
Ninja: The True Story of Japan's Secret Warrior Cult
The Samurai: A Military History
Samurai Warfare
The Samurai Sourcebook
Nagashino 1575: Slaughter at the Barricades
Ashigaru 1467–1649: Weapons, Armour, Tactics
Samurai Invasion: Japan's Korean War, 1592–1598
War in Japan: 1467–1615
Japanese castles, 1540–1640
Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949–1603
Kawanakajima 1553–1564: Samurai Power Struggle
Ninja AD 1460–1650
Samurai Commanders
Samurai: the world of the warrior
The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War

Stephen Richard Turnbull is a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the Samurai of Japan. He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Religions. He has also written a number of books on other medieval topics. 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 is also a consultant for the widely successful PC game Shogun: Total War and it anticipated sequel Shogun 2: Total War, both products of Creative Assembly.

External linksEdit


  • Samurai Commanders page 2.