Category: The Admiral Benbow

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

Great Review for Benbow in Mail on Sunday

Date Posted: 08/03/2011

Under the rather good title: ‘A NAVAL HERO WORTH HIS SALT’ Benbow was reviewed in last week’s Mail on Sunday. It is not available online so here is an excerpt: ‘If the name Admiral Benbow rings a bell, chances are you remember it from the opening of Robert .... Read More

Me, Admiral Benbow and the Astronomer Royal’s Dad

Date Posted: 07/03/2011

It just so happens that I know that Professor Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal and President of the Royal Society, is currently reading my book on Benbow. And here’s the interesting bit: his father wrote an unpublished manuscript on Benbow, parts of which I have now .... Read More

Excellent review of The Admiral Benbow

Date Posted: 18/01/2011

Last week the BBC History Magazine published a reveiw of Benbow. ‘Fantastic…One of the best naval biographies to appear for many years.’ To read it click here: Read More