Antoine Vanner

About me

Antoine Vanner writes historic naval fiction set in the Late-Victorian period. His novels are set in an era of rapid political and technological change and all have an element of strong moral ambiguity. Real events provide the backgrounds and real historical personages play significant roles. Vanner spent many years – some dangerous – in international business and he still travels extensively on a private basis.

Four novels have been published so far in the Dawlish Chronicles Series:

Britannia’s Wolf (Turkey 1877-78)

Britannia’s Reach (Paraguay 1880)

Britannia’s Shark (USA & Cuba 1881)

Britannia’s Spartan (Korea 1882)

The next novel is due for publication in late 2016

From my website

Nelson at the Nile, 1798: the Rewards of Victory

Nelson at the Nile, 1798: the Rewards of Victory Bonaparte’s fury at the defeat! Nelson’s stunning victory at Aboukir, off the Nile Delta, in August 1798 was to raise his reputation to a European level. In this battle Nelson brought his force of fifteen ships, of which thirteen were ships-of-the line,…

Death in the Ice – the USS Jeanette and Svyataya Anna expeditions

Death in the Ice – the USS Jeanette and Svyataya Anna expeditions In a recent blog we saw the Royal Navy gunboat HMS Newport, become the first vessel to pass through the Suez Canal, much to the embarrassment of the project’s French backers (click here if you missed that article).…

Sir George Nares – Sailor, Explorer and Oceanographer – PART 2

Sir George Nares – Sailor, Explorer and Oceanographer – PART 2 In the two last postings on this blog (Click here if you’ve missed them) we’ve seen George Nares (1831-1915) rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy, get a taste for Arctic exploration and surveying and snatching the honour…

 
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