Content is a primary factor in the success of projects such as British Naval History. The Editors are eternally grateful to our contributing authors who have invested their time, efforts and work in this project.

Contributing Authors

Jason W. Smith, To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire, Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2018. Hardcover, 978-1-4696-4044-0, $35.0[...]
Photo of Katrina Ponti before a bookshelf
Katrina Ponti is a PhD candidate in Early American history at the University of Rochester where she works with adviser Mike Jarvis. Born and raised in central Pennsylvania along th[...]
A California native and graduate teaching fellow in the History Department at Auburn University, Heather M. Haley holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Hist[...]
Lucy Bellwood is a tall ship-sailing, dual citizen cartoonist best known for her adventurous autobiographical comics. Her work has appeared in magazines, maritime museums, and anth[...]
J D Davies won the Samuel Pepys prize in 2009 for Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare, 1649-89, and was shortlisted for the Mountbatten Literary Award in 2014 for Britannia’s Drag[...]
Brenna received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Montana in 2011. She came to the University of Southampton in 2012, where she received her Master’s of Arts i[...]
The Editors of British Naval History would like to thank, and introduce the following Authors, the Entrants to the 2014 Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture Postgraduate Essay Contest Cl[...]
Dr Abigail Swingen is Assistant Professor of history at Texas Tech University where she specializes in early modern British and European history. She earned her Ph.D. at the Univer[...]
Jacqui Livesey is a freelance writer, cultural consultant and an alumnus of Manchester University. She has worked in public history, heritage and tourism development and in a numbe[...]