Category: Glorious First of June

Glorious First of June wins 2012 Anderson Medal

Date Posted: 12/12/2012

I am delighted to announce that The Glorious First of June, the third volume of my Hearts of Oak Trilogy has been awarded the Anderson Medal by the Society for Nautical Research. I very much look forward to receiving the award at an event to be held at the National Maritime .... Read More

BBC History, Tower of London Lecture

Date Posted: 09/03/2012

Come and share an evening at the Tower of London with myself and Saul David as we discuss whether the army or the navy contributed most to Britain’s rise to global pre-eminence. See here for more details and how to book tickets Read More

A hidden pattern?

Date Posted: 08/11/2011

I was doing some work on Jutland this morning when I realised that it was fought on the 122 anniversary of the Glorious First of June (1794) and also on the 250th anniversary of the start of the Four Days Battle of 1666. And then it became clear that a really surprising .... Read More

BBC History Magazine podcast

Date Posted: 30/10/2011

You can hear me discussing the Glorious First of June, and the confusing issue of who won, in my podcast for the BBC History Magazine, BBCExtra, here: Read More

Glorious First of June Review in

Date Posted: 20/10/2011

Follow this link for the full review. What I particularly like about this page is that Google adwords has linked onto the reign of terror’ or something and appears to be selling guillotines. Read More

Talk Radio Europe Book Club

Date Posted: 20/10/2011

I will be discussing The Glorious First of June on the Hannah Murray Show, Talk Radio Europe, this afternoon at 14.20 British time. Read More

Glorious First of June on Google Earth

Date Posted: 14/10/2011

Glorious First of June 1794 The Glorious First of June is rare for a naval battle because it is named for its date and not for its location. That is because it was fought 140 leagues – or 400 natuical miles –  south west of Ushant: there was no nearby headland or .... Read More

Hatchards Book Signing

Date Posted: 13/10/2011

I will be signing books at Hatchards in Piccadilly on 25 October. See you there!   Read More

Online Interview

Date Posted: 12/10/2011

My interview with about The Glorious First of June is now online. It is now on the homepage but the permanent URL is   Read More

The Glorious First of June: The Best Bits

Date Posted: 05/10/2011

The Glorious First of June, the third instalment of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy is now out, so here are some of the most important bits that everyone should know. The battle was fought on 1 June 1794, at the height of the Reign of Terror, when Robespierre and his Jacobin thugs .... Read More