Dr Ian Friel

Dr Ian Friel

Dr Ian Friel has an international reputation as a maritime historian. After a long career working in museums (including the National Maritime, Greenwich, the Mary Rose and Chichester District Museum), Ian became an independent historian, museum consultant and writer. Ian has also undertaken a wide range of historical research projects, including house histories (everything from a Victorian laundry to a small Georgian estate!) and the identification of an important 17th-century shipwreck found off the Dorset coast.

Ian’s books include:

Friel, I. 2003. The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland 400-2001. London: British Museum Press.

Friel, I. 1995. The Good Ship: ships, shipbuilding and technology in England, 1200-1520. London: British Museum Press.