The Wooden World
Wednesday 3rd July 2019: 7:30pm
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.
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Our aim is to host talks and presentations about all aspects of modern warfare from Waterloo to the Gulf War and beyond, in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
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.