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Roy & Lesley Adkins



Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians and archaeologists. They live in Devon and are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Fellows of the Royal Historical Society and Members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. They are bestselling authors of books on history and archaeology, including Jack Tar, Trafalgar and The Keys of Egypt, which have been translated so far into seventeen languages. Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England is their latest book and available now in paperback. Their website is www.adkinshistory.com and their blog is http://blog.adkinshistory.com/.

Roy and Lesley are available for interviews and talks.

Books currently available by this author

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Little, Brown

Gibraltar

Roy & Lesley Adkins
Authors:
Roy & Lesley Adkins
Constable

The Handbook of British Archaeology

Roy & Lesley Adkins, Victoria Leitch
Authors:
Roy & Lesley Adkins, Victoria Leitch
Little, Brown

Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England

Roy & Lesley Adkins
Authors:
Roy & Lesley Adkins
Abacus

The War For All The Oceans

Roy Adkins, Roy & Lesley Adkins
Authors:
Roy Adkins, Roy & Lesley Adkins

As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire.Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.

Abacus

Jack Tar

Roy & Lesley Adkins, Roy Adkins
Authors:
Roy & Lesley Adkins, Roy Adkins

The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers became celebrities. JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize money and prostitutes. JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war.