Dominic Sandbrook is best known as the author of history books for adults as well as for presenting BBC television and radio series. His Adventures in Time Series is the first time he has written books for children. He had the idea for the series after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. After the trip, his nine-year-old son, Arthur, wanted to learn more about the Second World War but struggled to find the right book. Arthur now serves as chief battle consultant for the series. In 2021, Particular Books published The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Second World War, The First World War and Alexander the Great. Cleopatra and The Vikings will be published in 2022.