Ships and Shipwrecks

Published by Batsford/English Heritage in 1997.

This history of seafaring in British waters from prehistoric to recent times is mainly based on the discovery of ancient ships and boats in some of which I have been involved. It includes the Bronze Age boat of Dover of about 1550BC, the Roman merchant ship of Blackfriars, London, sunk about 150AD in the River Thames and is the earliest known seagoing sailing ship in northern Europe, vessels from Saxon and medieval times, and shows the development of great later ships, including the English warships Mary Rose sunk in 1545 and the Anne of 1690, and the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam, sunk in 1749.