Erich B. Anderson

Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University
History, Myths, Punk/Metal Music
  • Erich is a features writer for Grunge.
  • He’s written for print magazines like History Today, Ancient Warfare, and Military History Matters, along with the site Weird History.
  • His first book is called Cataphracts: Knights of the Ancient Eastern Empires and is available at all major e-book stores.


Erich has worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years. He has written over 71 articles for 19 different websites and magazines, including Grunge, History Today, Ancient Warfare, Weird History, Medieval Warfare, Military History Matters, Minerva, KMT, Ancient History, Military Heritage, All About History, History of War, History Magazine, Renaissance, Strategy & Tactics, Ancient Egypt, We Love History, Archaeological Diggings, and Katsujinken. His first book, “Cataphracts: Knights of the Ancient Eastern Empires,” was published by Pen & Sword in December 2016. Even though history has been his focus over the years, he hopes to branch out into copywriting and writing about new subjects, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi movies, cuisines around the world, and ancient travel destinations.


Erich has bachelor's degrees in history and anthropology from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, a beacon of higher education amidst a sea of midwestern corn fields. In 2008, he won an award for writing one of the two best undergraduate history thesis papers titled "Social and Political Views on the Use of Poison in Greco-Roman Society."
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