early modern period
voyages of discovery
Areas of expertise
I specialise in Bristol's fourteenth - seventeenth century maritime history - including shipping, smuggling, trade, privateering and voyages of discovery. In this connection I also works on the economic, political and urban history of Bristol during this period.
Numerous radio programmes and newspaper interviews since 2001, including feature-length programmes on Radio 3 and 4. Also a few short television news interviews on Points West and HTV News.