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Just Published Worldwide - Book Nine in the Alexander Clay series!
1803, and as Clay struggles with life in peace time Britain, Europe is sliding back towards war. When a French squadron leave Brest on a secret mission to India, Clay and the crew of the Griffin are soon on their trail... 
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New  Article in Naval History Magazine 
The latest edition of the US Naval Institute's Naval History magazine features an article by me on the development of anchors
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My Latest Blog - Cochrane's Castle

When the French invaded Spain in 1808 they assumed that the fortress of Rosas would fall quickly. But thanks to the help of the Royal Navy, and one naval captain in particular, it took almost half a year to capture the place

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Next blog - A Tug of War, Naval style

In the 1830s the Royal Navy was unsure whether its new, steam powered warships should be fitted with paddle wheels or propellers. There was only one way to find out...


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