Hugh Gardner is a historian and educator from Arlington, Virginia. Through his business, Illuminations, Mr. Gardner has taught in-depth, interactive history classes to thousands of homeschooled students in Virginia and Maryland since 1996. Hugh teaches several two-year, 60-week series covering the Dark Ages and Medieval times, American History, and the World Wars in addition to special seminars on cinema, propaganda, and literature topics. He has an extensive collection of artifacts, antique and replica weapons, and military paraphernalia along with games, artwork, charts, maps, and primary sources that he incorporates into his classes. Mr. Gardner is a former US government military intelligence analyst.