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.
- Nineteenth and twentieth century European warfare
- Military and strategic thought
- Naval and maritime history
- Military history
- ‘History and the Perils of Grand Strategy’, Journal of Modern History, Vol. 92, No. 2, June 2020, pp. 351-85.
- ‘War as it Might Have Been: British Sea Power and the First World War’, Journal of Military History, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2019, pp. 1095-1131.
- ‘Cooked up in the Dinner Hour? Sir Arthur Wilson’s War Plan, Reconsidered’, The English Historical Review, Vol. 130, No. 545, August 2015, pp. 865-906.
MA Special Subject
Strategy and the First World War
Dr David Morgan-Owen PURE Profile