Vikings Raid National Maritime Museum Cornwall!

March 2015

A band of ferocious Vikings raided the launch of the new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall. See for yourself…. The major new exhibition, which runs until 2017, features nationally and internationally historically significant artefacts, explores what is behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders and shows how their mastery of maritime technology […] Read More

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Printable Rare Books on British Maritime History

December 2014

An eclectic collection of rare pamphlets and guides, timetables and souvenirs, some of which have an interesting maritime angle, has been made accessible online at BritishTransportTreasures.com Read More

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Naval-History.Net and WW1

December 2014

As part of the continuing World War 1 Centenary, Naval-History.Net has added more material to their site which will be of interest to those researching the naval and maritime history of the war. A transcription of U.S. Admiral Sims invaluable “THE VICTORY AT SEA”, annotated with up-to-date warship and U-boat loss research. Contemporary accounts of World War […] Read More

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Sailing into Modernity

December 2014

Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition This is a major research project currently being undertaken at the University of Exeter. This European Research Council funded project, led by Dr Maria Fusaro, will analyse the economic transition in Early Modern Europe through a comparative study of the contractual […] Read More

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Research into the History of Longitude

December 2014

To coincide with the latest magnificent exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich ‘Ships Clocks and Stars’ it is worth considering the extra work that is being done around the country to help expand our understanding of this key topic in maritime history. In particular, the University of Cambridge is leading a major research project […] Read More

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Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group

November 2014

The Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group is an informal non-profit making network of organisations that hold library and archive collections on naval and maritime history in the UK and promote the subject and information sources to the public. The organisations cover a wide range of sectors from museums, public libraries, academic institutions and […] Read More

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