An avid history buff, Mr. Bennett completed a successful career as a senior executive with an International Food Service Organization. Now retired, he spends his time between family, golf, entertaining his three grandchildren, collecting heraldic miniatures, and writing. Since childhood he has been acutely interested in collecting miniatures particularly those of the toy soldier and military variety. Over the past dozen years, however, his collecting has focused on the Medieval Period specializing in the heraldic knights of Brian Rodden, Peter Greenhill, Richard Courtenay, Freddie Ping, J.P. Thomas, and the Plantagenet Knights of John Braithwaite.
Mr. Bennett has written articles for several collector publications including Toy Soldier Collectorand Toy Soldier and Model Figure magazines.
In addition to writing magazine articles, Mr. Bennett has also authored four books on the subject of Heraldic Miniatures and Military Sculptures. His fourth book entitled Plantagenet Knights: A History and Collector Guide to the Heraldic Miniatures of John Braithwaiteshould be considered the definitive work of the subject. The Author’s passion for Heraldic Miniatures and Military Sculptures is reflected in his books, and his writing is intended to display the work of these craftsmen to a broader audience as well as provide a documented history for current and future collectors.
Below is a list of the books authored by Mr. Bennett. These publications can be purchased by going to the Collector Books page and following the instructions on that page.
The Heraldic Knights and Sculptures of Brian Rodden
The Age of Chivalry in Miniature
Heraldic Knights & Miniatures of Jacques Cuypers
The Tiffany Soldiers Story & Collector Guide
MAGIC IN METAL
The Military Models of Bruce Hebron andTHE METAL SHED
A History & Collector Guide to the Heraldic Miniatures of John Braithwaite
HORNUNG ART - THE HERALDIC KNIGHTS AND MINIATURES OF BOB HORNUNG
A Collectors Guide to Knights & Toy Soldiers
PLANTAGENET KNIGHTS - Revised/Abridged Edition
Collectors Guide to the Heraldic Miniatures of John Braithwaite