After training as a primary school teacher in Glasgow, Chris taught in International schools in the Middle East and Europe. Her final teaching position was as Deputy Headteacher of a small British school in Brussels, leaving to return to the UK and spend time researching British History, which had become a passion. She wanted to simplify the abundance of available information on kings and queens, to provide the older child, or even the non-historian adult, with a simple chronological sequence of the events under each king/queen which led the UK to its present constitutional monarchy. As life's ups and downs have a way of encroaching on the best laid plans, it has been a longer project than anticipated (eleven years to be exact). Hopefully the second book on the Scottish kings and queens will be completed in a faster timescale. Chris has already started work on this second book at her home in Lincolnshire, but may yet find herself relocating to Scotland to continue the research.