Hugh Nicklin worked in England, Wales, India and the Balkans and finally came to the Languedoc in southern France to satisfy his curiosity about the last days of the Roman world. He studied Modern History at Oxford and has contributed articles to the Daily Telegraph and the Salisbury Review. He published his first book ‘History of Limoux’ in 2009.
His latest book, recently published in various eBook formats, examines the history of the Lauragais region of Southern France, an often dark and intriguing place; around the 13th century the infamous Simon de Montfort, the Black Prince and other notorious figures from history patrolled the region practising their dastardly deeds.
Hugh has managed to eloquently capture their activities in his fascinating series of French History Books. His exploration of Lauragais history begins half a million years ago with the first Stone-Age visitors and ends with the Airbus and the Cité de l’Espace.
A new history book for France that examines the commercially and strategically important region of the Lauragais, sometimes known as the 'Land of Cockaigne' in reference to a time of Pastel and the flourishing cotton industry that once existed there.