I've been interested in naval history since I was 8, when I first visited HMS Victory in Portsmouth. Since then I have continued to engage and learn everything I can about the Royal Navy, in particular during the long eighteenth century. I joined the Sea Cadets as a teenager, and appeared in the quarter finals of Mastermind in 2012 with my specialist subject as The Life and Career of Lord Nelson. I am currently completing postgraduate study at the University of Exeter, where my dissertation focuses on Master Gunners. I regularly deliver lectures online and in person, and these have ranged from primary school age assemblies, through to Royal Navy Trafalgar night dinners.
I have previously worked with The Trafalgar Way as their Social Media and Content Consultant and still assist with relevant work. I also (in the days pre COVID...) organised social events for the Navy Records Society, which will hopefully start up again at some point.
In 2019, I was flown out to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis to deliver a lecture to Midshipmen on Impressment in the War of 1812. I was fortunate to then spend a weekend aboard a tall ship with them as part of their Schoolhouse at Sea programme.
If you have a question I can help you with, or would like to contact me regarding a talk or similar, please don't hesitate to drop me an email to