Historian and Archaeologist

Dr Sam Willis is a historian, archaeologist and broadcaster. He is one of the world's leading authorities on maritime and naval history. His writing is infused with his own experience and knowledge of seafaring. Sam is the author of numerous books on maritime and naval history including the bestselling Hearts of Oak Trilogy and the Fighting Ships Series.


Latest Blog:

Jutland, Naval Battles and the Ghost of Seapower

The British obsess about naval battles and always have done. Yes, we are an island nation; yes the sea matters; but that does not necessarily mean that it matters MORE than it does — or it did — to France or Germany: The French coastline is longer than ours; Germany was as dependent on maritime imports in WW1 as […]


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