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The strategic thought of Sir Herbert Richmond - 1 June 2022

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This is the second event in the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies new series on maritime strategic thinkers. This series aims to provide new impetus to the study of maritime strategy by re-examining core themes, approaches, and contributors to the field.

Our first event discussed the life and work of Sir Julian Corbett; this roundtable will examine the work of his friend and contemporary Sir Herbert Richmond, who assumed Corbett’s mantle as the most influential thinker and writer on maritime strategy after the First World War. Our participants will examine Richmond’s extensive historical writing, his experience in the First World War, and the evolution of his work thereafter, casting fresh perspective on a figure whose work remains under-studied.

This event will take place online via Zoom.

About the speakers

Dr Anna Brinkman-Schwartz is a Lecturer in Defence Studies. Before joining the Department she conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Warwick. Her work focuses on the development of strategic thinking and international law during the Seven Years' War, and she has published in Historical Research and the English Historical Review.

Dr David Morgan-Owen is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London. Prior to joining King’s in 2014, he was a visiting Research Fellow at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. His research focuses upon the History of Warfare in the era of the First World War. His book, The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2017) was awarded the Templer Medal for Best First Book by the Society for Army Historical Research in 2017.

Professor Daniel Baugh is Professor Emeritus of History, Cornell University. Born in Philadelphia, he received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is author of British Naval Administration in the Age of Walpole (1965). A new edition of his Global Seven Years War, 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest was published in 2021. He received the National Maritime Museum’s Caird Medal in 2011.


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