N. A. M. Rodger

Professor Nicholas Andrew Martin Rodger FBA (1949- ) is a historian of the British navy and Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

The son of Lieutenant Commander Ian Alexander Rodger, Royal Navy, of Arundel, Sussex, and Sara Mary, née Perceval, Rodger was educated at Ampleforth College and University College, Oxford, where he earned his D.Phil. degree in 1974 with a thesis on "Naval policy and cruiser design, 1865-1890". He served for seventeen years at the Public Record Office as an Assistant Keeper of Public Records, 1974-1991. After resigning from the public service, he began a Naval History of Britain with the support of the National Maritime Museum, the Navy Records Society and the Society for Nautical Research. The Museum gave him the title of Anderson Senior Research Fellow, 1992-1998. In 1999, he moved to the University of Exeter as Senior Lecturer, and the following year was appointed Professor of Naval History. In 2007, he was elected a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He served as Honorary Secretary of the Navy Records Society from 1976-1990. He is also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London (1985) and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1980). He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003.

He has been awarded the Julian Corbett Prize in Naval History. His book The Admiralty was chosen by the U.S. Naval Institute as one of the best books of the 1980s. He received the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature in 2005 and was also the winner of the 2005 British Academy Book Prize.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

Series: A Naval History of Britain
Year  Book  Comment
  The Safeguard of the Sea A Naval History of Britain 660-1649
  The Command of the Ocean A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815
  The Price of Victory A Naval History of Britain 1815 - 2002
Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  The Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy


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