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 Episode 3: Iran

So…on we go with filming the third and final episode of The Silk Road for BBC4. China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan all done and dusted, with the glory of the architecture of Soviet bus shelters still firmly imprinted on my mind. Now it’s the final leg – Iran, Turkey, Venice. First we fly to Shiraz, travel […]


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