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The Wooden World - Life in Nelson's navy

Wednesday 3rd July 2019: 7:30pm

This month the British Modern Military History Society will be hosting a presentation given by the author & historian Philip K Allan.

The 18th century navy was a world apart from society ashore, with its own customs, language and culture. It spans one of the most fascinating periods of British history, from the era of piracy, via the voyages of great explorers like Cook, to the victories of Nelson. Philip K Allan shares his fascination and passion for the golden age of sail with an insight into this lost world in his talk for the BMMHS.

Life in Nelson's Navy
Philip K. Allan - author of the Alexander Clay series of naval fiction
The Turn of the Tide is the sixth and latest instalment in the Alexander Clay series of historical novels - just published now
The talk location is in the UK,  Crowmarsh Gifford (nr. Wallingford)
Wednesday 3rd July 2019; 7.30 pm. 
If you are interested in attending please let us know at as places will be limited.

If you are unable to attend this meeting but would be interested in attending any of our future presentations or joining any organised trips please contact us so we can keep you updated.

Biographical notes – Philip K Allan

Philip K Allan comes from Hertfordshire where he lives with his wife and two teenage daughters. He has an excellent knowledge of the 18th century navy. He studied it as part of his history degree at London University, which awoke a lifelong passion for the period. A longstanding member of the Society for Nautical Research, he is also a keen sailor and writes for the US Naval Institute’s magazine Naval History. 

He is author of the Alexander Clay series of naval fiction. The first book in the series, The Captain’s Nephew, was published in January 2018, and immediately went into the Amazon top 100 bestseller list for Sea Adventures. The sixth and latest book in the series, The Turn of the Tide, went on sale worldwide in May 2019.

Philip K Allan