Andrew Lambert

Professor of Naval History
Andrew is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London
Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, and Director of the Laughton Naval History Unit. 

His work focuses on the naval, strategic and cultural history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, the evolution of naval historical writing and the history of technology. 
 

Andrew leads our Hearts of Oak tour from Rochester, delving into Britain's fascinating naval history.
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Andrew was previously a Greenwich Lecturer and the Royal Navy Staff College; a Senior Lecturer at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London, and a Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King’s College.

He has lectured on aspects of his work around the world, and made several television documentaries. 

His naval books include: 
  • Battleships in Transition: The Creation of the Steam Battlefleet 1815-1860
  • The Last Sailing Battlefleet: Maintaining Naval Mastery 1815-1850
  • Steam, Steel and Shellfire: The Steam Warship 1815-1905
  • The Foundations of Naval History: Sir John Laughton, the Royal Navy and the Historical ProfessionWar at Sea in the Age of Sail 
  • Trincomalee: The last of Nelson’s Frigates
  • Nelson: Britannia’s God of War
  • Admirals: the Naval Commanders who made Britain Great
  • The Challenge: Britain versus America in the Naval War of 1812, which was winner of the Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical Research for the best maritime history book of 2012.  
  • Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the conflict that made the modern world