Ian Friel

Agent: Donald Winchester

Dr Ian Friel is a maritime historian with an international reputation.  After a career in museums, including periods at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the Mary Rose Trust, he went freelance in 2007 as a writer, historian and heritage consultant.  He has written three books, The Good Ship, The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland 400-2001 and Henry V’s Navy.   Ian has also worked as a consultant for TV and radio programmes, and has undertaken shipwreck research for maritime archaeology projects.

Ian is currently at work on a new history of Britain through its shipwrecks for Pen & Sword, and his wide interests in archaeology and history are reflected in his blog.