Meet the Historians 2 – Bristol’s Maritime History

May 15, 2013

“The best Port of Trade in Britain”: Bristol’s Maritime History

26 October 2013, 2-4 pm
The Studios, M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN
Free entry

Unknown-54Historical novelist Julian Stockwin, Bristol author Lucienne Boyce, historian Adrian Tinniswood and Dr Steve Poole, University of the West of England offer advice on researching Bristol’s maritime past. This open discussion will be of interest to writers and readers of historical fiction, and anyone with a passion for Bristol’s maritime past.

Julian Stockwin is the author of the exciting Kydd novels, set in the Great Age of Fighting Sail. Local writer Lucienne Boyce’s novel, To The Fair Land, centres on a voyage from Bristol to the South Seas. Adrian Tinniswood is a historian who has recently published Pirates of Barbary, Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the 17th-Century Mediterranean. Dr Steve Poole is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural History at the University of the West of England, and editor of and contributor to A City Built Upon the Water: Maritime Bristol 1750-1900.

To the Fair Land by Lucienne BoyceThe event, organised in partnership with Bristol’s M Shed, is part of the Historical Novel Society’s exciting new initiative “Meet the Historians” which aims to bring together members of the public and experts such as historians, archaeologists, genealogists, librarians, archivists and fiction and non-fiction writers.

This is a free event but please book your place by emailing

Posted by Richard Lee