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.

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The Silk Road

So, I’ve been off on my travels again… This time I’m making a 3-part series for the BBC on The Silk Road. We will be travelling in a huge variety of ways and in a huge variety of styles, from Venice to Beijing – that’s 5000 miles across 13 countries. Last week was Tajikistan. We […]


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