Iain Milligan was privately educated and read law at Cambridge. He practised throughout his professional life at the Bar, taking silk in 1991 and retiring recently. He is married with three children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren. He divides his time between his home in London, a farm in Scotland and a chalet in the Alps. He is passionate about trees (thousands of which he has nurtured over the years), walking (particularly in the Alps) and his books, of which he is an avid reader.
If you've ever wondered how the English ultimately won sovereignty of the British Isles then this book, which describes the uneasy union, is a good starting point. . . . For centuries England saw themselves as overlords of Scotland and in this book, Milligan describes the tactics and treaties employed by the English to gain power and bring the four countries under one Crown. -- Scotland Magazine (UK) This timely, engrossing chronicle of conquest, treaty and colonisation pieces together, with excellent accompanying illustrations, the story of how the English won sovereignty over the British Isles. -- Country Life (UK) Pundits . . . should read Iain Milligan's highly enjoyable Sovereign of the Isles, which explains how we came to be a United Kingdom in the first place and how it evolved to its present, increasingly disunited, state. -- Daily Telegraph (UK)