Anderson Medal 2023

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that the prestigious Anderson Medal for 2023 has
been awarded to Professor Roger Knight for his book Convoys: The British Struggle
against Napoleonic Europe and America (New Haven, Yale University Press).

The judging panel considered a strong list of nominees, covering a wide range of
subjects under the broad heading of maritime history. The Committee agreed that
Convoys provided a thoroughly researched study of a relatively neglected but hugely
important subject. It was written in a style that would engage both specialists and a
general audience. This was enhanced by the quality of the production of the book,
which is a credit to Yale University Press.
Professor Knight will be presented with the medal at the National Martime Museum
on 2 nd May 2024 at the National Maritime Museum, after which he will deliver the
SNR Annual Lecture, entitled, Captain Peter Rye, RN: fighting Napoleon and the
Secretary of the Admiralty. This will be followed by a short reception. Full details of
the event will be announced on the SNR website in the near future.


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