Dr Nicholas Rodger FBA

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

Elected 2003

UK 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

All Souls College University of Oxford Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Jan 2008 -

University of Exeter Professor of Naval History

Jan 2000 -

University of Exeter Professor of Naval History, University of Exeter

Jan 2000 -

National Maritime Museum Research Fellow

Jan 1992 - Jan 1999

Other Institutions Assistant Keeper of Public Records

Jan 1979 - Jan 1991

Public Record Office Assistant Keeper

Jan 1974 - Jan 1991


The Wooden World 1986

The Safeguard of the Sea 1997

The Command of the Ocean 2004

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