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Dr Nicholas Rodger FBA

Medieval History - Medieval Studies Modern History History of a specific country British Naval History from 6th C. War Studies
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About this Fellow

Nicholas Rodger (born 1949) is a naval historian. He was educated at Ampleforth College and University College, Oxford, after which he spent seventeen years (1974-91) as an Assistant Keeper in the Public Record Office. He was then Anderson Senior Research Fellow of the National Maritime Museum, 1992-99, before moving to Exeter University as Lecturer (briefly), then Professor of Naval History, 1999-2008. In 2008 he became a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.



Current post

  • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Keeper, Public Record Office, 1974 - 1991
  • Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum, 1992 - 1999
  • Professor of Naval History, University of Exeter, 2000
  • Professor of Naval History, University of Exeter, University of Exeter, 2000
  • Assistant Keeper of Public Records, Other Institutions, 1979 - 1991
  • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, All Souls College University of Oxford, 2008


The Wooden World 1986

The Safeguard of the Sea 1997

The Command of the Ocean 2004

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