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Dr Ian Friel FSA


Ian Friel is a maritime historian with an international reputation. He has worked at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the Mary Rose Trust, and ran local museums at Littlehampton and Chichester in West Sussex. He is familiar with the sources for British maritime history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Ian has worked extensively with maritime archaeologists and is an Expert Advisor for Historic England.

Ian is the author of three books, The Good Ship (1995), The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland 400-2001 (2003) and Henry V’s Navy (2015), as well as many papers and articles.

He has a particular interest in researching shipwrecks, and has undertaken investigations into medieval, 17th-century and 20th-century wrecks in collaboration with archaeologists.

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Dr Ian Friel
22 Westhampnett Road
West Sussex
PO19 7HW
(01243) 839 970

07815 199 679

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