Mark Rothwell

Mark Rothwell is a historian, author, and biographer who specialises in the history of the constabularies and officers of Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly. His areas of interest include the history of policewomen, police officer deaths on duty, the development of police transportation, researching police officers who undertook military service during the two world wars, and the history of ports, harbours, docks, parks, and pleasure grounds constabularies.

Since April 2019, he has edited ‘History Matters: The Devon & Cornwall Police History Magazine’. Mark is most content when he is let loose in the archive. At all other times, he can be found at the Devon & Cornwall Police Control Room where he handles the 999 and 101 calls. In the great cream tea debate, Mark subscribes to the “clotted cream first” argument.