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Roy Adkins

Roy Adkins is a historian, archaeologist and author of nineteen widely acclaimed books on social history, military and naval history, ancient Greece and Rome, archaeology and Egyptology, most of which are co-authored with his wife Lesley. His books have so far been translated into sixteen languages worldwide. They include Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England, Jack Tar, Trafalgar, The War for All the Oceans and The Keys of Egypt. His latest book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He lives near Exeter in Devon. For further information about Roy and his books, see

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