ANTHONY ADOLPH has been a professional genealogist for over a quarter of a century. His interest in the past started with his own family, whose story led him back into the nineteenth century, and then further back, up lines of aristocratic and ultimately royal ancestry which ran far back into the Dark Ages before terminating with mythological heroes; and also up genetic lines which lead back inexorably to the origins of the human race, and beyond.
He therefore developed a dual fascination in origin myths, particularly those of the British Isles which lead back to the mythological hero Brutus of Troy, said to be a great grandson of the Trojan hero Aeneas, himself son of the Greek goddess Aphrodite; and simultaneously in the story of our ancestry as revealed by science, which goes back through the evolution of humans to the story of Life on Earth itself.
The result of this life-long interest is two books, both published by Pen and Sword in 2015 (and available on Amazon), Brutus of Troy, and the Quest for the Ancestry of the British and In Search of Our Ancient Ancestors: from the Big Bang to Modern Britain, in Science and Myth .
Anthony lives in Kent, on the outskirts of London, England and his website (which includes details of his books) is www.anthonyadolph.co.uk.