Dr Sam Willis - Nelson's Navy

Friday 23 February, 7pm

About the event

Arts at Stowe Members Event
Venue : Blue Room Stowe House

Arts at Stowe and the Stowe History Department are pleased to welcome The History Masterclass to Stowe for a seminar session with Dr Sam Willis. Sam’s masterclass will introduce key themes in the study of Nelson’s Navy, opening up this expansive topic for participants, regardless of previous knowledge. After providing the chronological context for the growth of British sea power in the age of sail, Sam will explore life at sea, mutiny, battle, strategy and the Royal dockyards. The masterclass features the reading and discussion of diaries and letters, as well as objects and images, from oil paintings, watercolours, ship plans and charts. Masterclasses are not traditional lectures and offer participants a maximum group size of 40 and the chance to ask questions and actively participate.

Dr Sam Willis is an award-winning historian, archaeologist and broadcaster and one of the world’s leading authorities on maritime history. His work takes him on adventures all over the world. He has written more than ten books on maritime and naval history including the bestselling Hearts of Oak Trilogy and has presented numerous documentaries including The Silk Road; Weapons: Britain’s Armed History; Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History; Castles: Britain’s Fortified History; Britain’s Outlaws and Nelson’s Caribbean Hell Hole. Sam is an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
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