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Dr David Morgan-Owen is an historian of modern warfare, with a focus on the First World War. He joined King’s in 2014, having gained his PhD from the University of Exeter the previous year. He has written widely on the history of British strategy in the era of the First World War, and his book The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 won the Templer Medal for best first book from the Society for Army Historical Research in 2017.

Dr Morgan-Owen has held fellowships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the National Maritime Museum, and won the Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History in 2016.


Research Interests

  • Nineteenth and twentieth century European warfare
  • Military and strategic thought
  • Naval and maritime history
  • Military history






MA Special Subject

Strategy and the First World War





Dr David Morgan-Owen PURE Profile