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 Dragon: A Naval History of Wales. David is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a former Chairman of the Naval Dockyards Society, and a former Vice-President of the Navy Records Society. David is also the author of ‘the journals of Matthew Quinton’, an acclaimed series of naval historical fiction set in the Restoration period. David’s website is jddavies.com. He is now a full time author, and lives in Bedfordshire.
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