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:

The Silk Road Journal

5000 Miles. 13 Countries. Filming The Silk Road for BBC4 was one of the biggest challenges of my life. I had been to none of the countries I was to visit. What was I most excited about? China? All those millions of people, all those miles of desert; Tajikistan? All that er…stuff (I had no idea […]


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