The Early Modern Commons

Gentlemen and Tarpaulins

Recent Posts


17 April 2019

Well, I’ve finally done it – the newly revamped version of my website is now live! If you’ve seen this post via email or social media, please go over to

Time to Relaunch!

12 April 2019

Over the next few days, I’m going to be working on a refurbishment of this site, updating lots of the pages and information, freshening up the design, and doing whatever else...

The Tide is Coming In

4 April 2019

I’m delighted to be able to announce that Destiny’s Tide, the first in my new naval historical trilogy set in the sixteenth century, is now available to pre-order on...

Dead Admirals Society Memorabilia Edition

18 March 2019

My most recent post, a revised version of my elegy for the ‘naval pub’, mentioned the issue of memorabilia and wider heritage which is lost for ever if such a pub is insensitively...