Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 12:00AM
Museum of London

Elizabethan Merchant Ships and Shipbuilding

Dr Ian Friel FSA

Elizabeth’s galleons and other warships have attracted much attention, but a strong and diverse shipbuilding capability and merchant fleet were the foundations of Tudor seapower. This lecture not only covers the technological, organisational, economic and operational side of ships and shipbuilding, but also looks at the human realities of seafaring life in the period.

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Dr Friel was born in North Hertfordshire, some thirty miles from London. Educated in local schools, he went on to study at the universities of Lancaster and Leicester.

He has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Lancaster, an MA in English Local History from the University of Leicester and a PhD in medieval maritime and technological history from the University of Keele.

Dr Friel has worked for thirty years in the museum world. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) of London in 2000.

He became a freelance writer, historian and museum consultant in 2007. His work since then has been very varied, including both museum and media consultancy work. He also continues to give talks and lead guided walks, as well as writing both fiction and history.

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29 September 2009

Elizabethan Merchant Ships and Shipbuilding
Dr Ian Friel FSA

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