Roger Knight was born in 1944. He is the author of the highly acclaimed biography of Admiral Lord Nelson, The Pursuit of Victory. He is also the author of Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815, which was published in 2014 by Penguin and William IV: A King at Sea, part of the Penguin Monarchs series and published in 2015. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London since late 2014. Knight’s career as a museum curator and historian has spanned more than forty years, comprising curatorial and research roles at the National Maritime Museum and subsequently at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich. Since late 2014 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
Books in order of publication:
British Naval Documents, 1204-1960 (1993).
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson (2005).
The British Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815 (2013).
William IV: A King at Sea (2015).