MA, PhD, FRHistS
Visiting Professor of Naval History
Greenwich Maritime Institute
Most of Professor Roger Knight’s career was spent in the National Maritime Museum, where he was in charge of the manuscripts and library, after which he had a prolonged spell running the museum’s computer cataloguing. After 27 years, Professor Knight left the Museum in 2000 as Deputy Director. He was then appointed as a visiting professor of naval history at the Greenwich Maritime Institute (GMI). For the period of a three-year Leverhulme award, 2006-09, he was employed as a part-time member of staff, before reverting to ‘visiting’ status.
- 18th and early 19th century British political, social and naval history, especially the Napoleonic Wars.
(with Martin Wilcox), 'War, Government and the Market: The Direction of the Debate on the British Contractor State', in Richard Harding and Sergio Solbes Ferru (eds.), The contractor state and its implcations: 1659-1815, (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2012).
Knight, R., and Wilcox, M. (2010) Sustaining the Fleet, 1793–1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State. Woodbridge: Boydell.
Knight, R. (2005) The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievements of Horatio Nelson. London: Penguin.
Knight, R. (1977) Guide to the Manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum, 2 vols. London: Mansell.