A skilled TV and radio performer, he appeared in programmes such as Time Team and Timewatch.
Consultant on some of the most famous preserved and reconstructed ships in the world. A skilled draughtsman, able to interpret and draw ships' plans.
He has worked in Chatham Historic Dockyard and the National Maritime Museum, and acted as consultant for many others.
Brian Lavery is the author of more than thirty books on many different aspects of British and world maritime history.
Conquest of the Ocean was published in May 2013