Dr Richard Blakemore

  • Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight: Seafarers' Earnings and the Venture Economy of Early Modern Seafaring

  • West Africa in the British Atlantic: Trade, Violence, and Empire in the 1640s

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BBC Radio 4’s Making History (11 August, 2015) 

This episode of BBC Radio 4’s Making History discusses the ongoing archaeological excavation of the London, a warship built during Oliver Cromwell’s rule which exploded in the Thames in 1665. Dr Richard Blakemore, a Junior Research Fellow at Merton who studies early modern seafarers, trade, and empire, talks with presenter Dr Helen Castor about the growth of shipping and the expansion of the navy during this revolutionary period of Britain’s history.

The show was aired at 3pm on the 11th August 2015 and is available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b064yk0k

Dr Blakemore can also be found on Twitter, and at his Wordpress blog.

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