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Dr Martin Robson

Associate Lecturer (E&S)

I am a specialist in British policy making, grand strategy, maritime global conflict and the Royal Navy during the age of sail. I am a former Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum. My most recent publication ‘A considerable portion of the defence of the Empire’: Lisbon and victualling the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary War, 1793-1802’, Historical Research, August 2014, cast new light on the relationship between the nineteenth century British state and private contractors and how that influenced policy making. I am the author of Britain, Portugal and South America in the Napoleonic Wars: Alliances and Diplomacy in Economic Maritime Conflict, (London: I.B. Tauris, 2010) and A History of the Royal Navy: The Napoleonic Wars, (London: I.B.Tauris, 2014) which has been nominated for a Mountbatten Maritime Award.

Contribution to discipline

Series Editor, Corbett Papers. The Corbett Papers develop and promote the understanding and analysis of maritime policy and strategy by acting as a medium for academics and practictioners to publish non-conventional approaches to contemporary issues.

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