Author and Historian

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Roger Knight - Historian and award-winning author

Roger Knight’s career as a museum curator and historian has spanned more than forty years, comprising curatorial and research roles at the National Maritime Museum and subsequently at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich. Since late 2014 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Over the last five years, I have been writing a book on British convoys during the Napoleonic wars, a subject that no-one has considered before. The book has been delayed by the closing of archives during the pandemic, but it is now finished and will be with Yale University Press in mid-June 2021.

I am also giving lectures on the broader history of convoy during a cruise on the Hebridean Princess in July 2021.
The cruise starts in Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, then to Loch Ewe, where convoys gathered, particularly those destined for the Arctic in the Second World War. The centre of the cruise is Scapa Flow in the Orkneys, and finishes at Invergordon on the east coast.
The four lectures will appear on this website later in the summer.


Roger Knight Photo - Jochen Braun