Talks & Lectures

Over the past few years I have been fortunate to speak for a variety of organisations, at numerous venues and military establishments, on a number of historical topics.

I am confident speaking on a wide range of subjects relating to naval & maritime history, and whilst I predominantly focus on the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, my research interests cover numerous areas within the long eighteenth century and beyond.

A few of my previous lecture topics are listed below.

  • The Battle of Trafalgar
  • Leadership in Adversity: Lessons from Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen
  • The Battle of the Nile
  • Counter piracy initiatives in the Indian Ocean
  • Women in shipping & maritime
  • The Life & Career of Lord Nelson
  • Royal Naval gunners
  • The evolution of naval gunnery
  • Naval traditions & 'Jackspeak'
  • HMS Victory
  • The French perspectives of the Napoleonic Wars
  • The Trafalgar Way and Trafalgar Dispatches
  • Royal Navy commemoration and memorials
  • Impressment & The War of 1812
  • Shipbuilding in the 18th century / shipbuilding in Hampshire

If you would like me to speak at your event, please send me an email -

'I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for your brilliant historical dits at the Trafalgar Night dinner. They were insightful, humorous and the perfect accompaniment to a great evening for all'