Andrew Lambert

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Andrew David Lambert
Born (1956-12-31) 31 December 1956
Residence United Kingdom
Academic work
Main interests Maritime history
Notable works Nelson: Britannia's God of War and other works

Andrew Lambert FRHistS (born 31 December 1956) is a British naval historian, who since 2001 has been the Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies, King's College London.[1]

Early life and education

Andrew Lambert was born in Norfolk, England and is the son of David George Lambert of Beetley, Norfolk and Nola, née Burton. He attended Hamond's Grammar School (which became in 1976 Hamond's High School and in 2012 the Nicholas Hamond Academy) Swaffham, and received his BA in Law from the City of London Polytechnic. He earned his MA and PhD in naval history in the War Studies Department, King's College London.

Academic career

After completing his doctoral research, Lambert was lecturer in modern international history at Bristol Polytechnic from 1983 until 1987; consultant in the Department of History and International Affairs at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, from 1987 until 1989; senior lecturer in war studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from 1989 until 1991; senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King's College London from 1996 until 1999, then professor of naval history, from 1999 until 2001; and then Laughton Professor of Naval History,[1] and Director of the Laughton Naval History Research Unit.[2] He served as Honorary Secretary of the Navy Records Society from 1996 until 2005[1] and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.[3]

Lambert's work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, and the early development of naval historical writing. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict.[3] He has lectured on aspects of his work in Australia, Canada, Finland, Denmark and Russia. In addition, he wrote and presented for the BBC the television series War at Sea in 2004.[4] He has also written works on 19th-century naval historians, including William James and John Knox Laughton, after whom Lambert's chair in Naval History at King's is named.

On 1 May 2014 he was awarded the Anderson Medal by the Society for Nautical Research for his book The Challenge: Britain against America in the Naval War of 1812 (Faber and Faber 2012).[5]



and numerous others.[6]


  1. 1 2 3 "Professor Andrew Lambert". Navy Records Society. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. "Laughton Naval History Unit". King's College London. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History". King's College London. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. "War at Sea: major TV series for King's academic". King's College London. 3 February 2004. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. "Professor Andrew Lambert receives the Anderson Medal". King's College London. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  6. "Andrew David Lambert: Publications". King's College London. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
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