Author and Historian

Britain against Napoleon

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Roger Knight - Historian and award-winning author

Roger Knight's career as museum curator and historian has spanned more than forty years comprising curatorial and research roles at the National Maritime Museum and subsequently as Professor at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, where he combined teaching with writing about naval history.
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'Britain against Napoleon' looks beyond the Navy and analyses the prodigious national effort required to resist Napoleonic France.
Published by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books on 24th October 2013

On 25 June Roger Knight was presented with the Caird Medal for 2014, awarded annually by the National Maritime Museum Greenwich for ‘conspicuously important work in the field of the Museum’s interests and is of a nature which involves communicating with the public’. His lecture at the presentation of the medal was entitled ‘The Influence of Museum Experience on the Writing of History’. The text can be found in the ‘Articles’ section of this website.

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