Roger Morriss read for a combined degree in History and Geography at Southampton University. He studied for his PhD under Professor Ian Christie at University College, London writing his thesis on The Royal Dockyards during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with special reference to the period 1801-05. He has taught at Exeter University since
He was the General Editor of the Navy Records Society from 2000 to 2014.
His publications include
• The Royal Dockyards during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (Leicester University Press, 1983).
• Guide to British Naval Documents in North America (Mansell, 1994).
• Nelson: The Life and Letters of a Hero. (Collins, 1996).
• Cockburn and the British navy in Transition: Sir George Cockburn, 1772 – 1853 (Exeter University Press, 1997).
• The Glorious First of June 1794: A Naval Battle and its Aftermath (University of Exeter Press, 2001).
• The Channel Fleet and the Blockade of Brest, 1793 – 1801 (Navy Records Society, 2001).
• Naval Power and British Culture, 1760 – 1850: Public Trust and Government Ideology (Ashgate, 2004).
• The Foundations of British Maritime Ascendency 1755 – 1815: Resources, Logistics and the State (C.U.P., 2010).
• Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 179 – 1791 (Ashgate, 2015).
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