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Speaker: Andrew Young, King’s College London

How did Britain go from the failures of Cartagena and Lorient in the 1740s, to the victories of Louisbourg, Quebec and Havana in the Seven Years War? Part of the answer was in the development of amphibious doctrine, the first of it's kind. Through practical experimentation and theory, British officers created a corpus of knowledge, skill and experience that won an empire.

About the speaker: Andy Young is a PhD candidate at KCL's Laughton Naval History Unit. Andy is a former RN training manager, has worked for RUSI, and now for the Royal Navy's internal think tank, the RN Strategic Studies Centre. He has published regularly in the Naval Review, RUSI Defence Systems, and Wavell Room.

The King’s Maritime History Seminar is hosted by the Laughton Naval Unit and the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. It is organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research and with the support of Lloyds Register.

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Dockrill Room
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS