Roy Adkins, a historian and archaeologist, is the author of numerous critically acclaimed nonfiction books on social and naval history, as well as on archaeology and the ancient world. His books (mostly written with his wife Lesley Adkins) include Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History, Jane Austen's England, Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy, Nelson's Trafalgar, The War for All the Oceans, and The Keys of Egypt. They have been translated into several languages worldwide. He lives in England, near Exeter in Devon.
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