Content is a primary factor in the success of projects such as British Naval History. The Editors are eternally grateful to our contributing authors who have invested their time, efforts and work in this project.

Contributing Authors

Lucy Bellwood is a tall ship-sailing, dual citizen cartoonist best known for her adventurous autobiographical comics. Her work has appeared in magazines, maritime museums, and anth[...]
J D Davies won the Samuel Pepys prize in 2009 for Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare, 1649-89, and was shortlisted for the Mountbatten Literary Award in 2014 for Britannia’s Drag[...]
Brenna received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Montana in 2011. She came to the University of Southampton in 2012, where she received her Master’s of Arts i[...]
The Editors of British Naval History would like to thank, and introduce the following Authors, the Entrants to the 2014 Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture Postgraduate Essay Contest Cl[...]
Dr Abigail Swingen is Assistant Professor of history at Texas Tech University where she specializes in early modern British and European history. She earned her Ph.D. at the Univer[...]
Jacqui Livesey is a freelance writer, cultural consultant and an alumnus of Manchester University. She has worked in public history, heritage and tourism development and in a numbe[...]
Isaac Land received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 1999. After teaching in inner-city Detroit and the rural South, he came to Indiana State University[...]
Ian Stafford read History at St Andrews and subsequently obtained a masters with the thesis in Dominion Office Attitudes to Newfoundland. Qualified as a solicitor, he worked as a c[...]
Alexander Clarke is currently finishing the corrections to his PhD thesis, “What Value the Dark Blue Sky?” an examination of the development of British Naval Aviation i[...]