Paul C. Doherty was born in 1946 and spent his early years in Middlesbrough in the United Kingdom. He went to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford. He then proceeded to the University of Oxford where he received a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II. Dr. Doherty is a historian who lectures for a number of organisations, particularly on historical mysteries.
Dr Doherty was awarded an Order of the British Empire award for his services to education in 2011.
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