Recent titles

Recent titles

Angus is the author of over sixty books. Recent titles include, There was a Soldier (selected as Waterstone's Scottish Book of the Month for June 2009), the critically acclaimed Sovereigns of the Sea, Piracy: The Complete History, and Blackbeard, his well-received biography of the notorious pirate.

Available for articles, quotes, lectures & seminars

Speaking engagements

Angus is available for lectures and speaking engagements. Angus Konstam makes regular public appearances, giving talks and lectures on a range of historical topics. He has delivered these at a range of events, from small gatherings to full-scale conferences.

British Sailor of the Second World War

Recent release

Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II.


Angus Konstam

In his capacity as one of the world's leading experts on piracy, Angus has made dozens of television appearances. He has also appeared in other capacities, as a military and naval historian, and as a writer.

Angus has also given several press and radio interviews, discussing piracy then and now, his life as a writer, or various aspects of military or naval history, or the history of piracy.

On television his engaging style of delivery helps engage the viewer, while at the same time Angus delivers the goods in terms of hard, honest facts.

If you wish to approach Angus to discuss his involvement in a project, then please either contact him through his agent Andrew Lownie, or e-mail him directly.

Latest news

Jutland 1916:

Twelve Hours To Win The War

Using a narrative approach, Jutland 1916 - Twelve Hours that Decided the Great War tells the story of the Battle of Jutland, the greatest naval clash of the First World War. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts, some of which were previously unknown, it weaves a highly original narrative, which intertwines original research, into a fast-paced account of the fighting. This is the only book on the battle to use a narrative thread to tell the story from both the British and German perspectives and will provide a fresh perspective on this decisive battle.

Jutland 1916 by Aurum Press will be published on 19 May in the UK

Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

Baclbeard by Angus Konstam

Of all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard. more

Sovereigns of the Sea


This ground-breaking and highly readable book looks at the immense floating fortresses of the Renaissance and the struggle to create the perfect marriage of guns and ships. more

Piracy: The Complete History

Reformation: A House Divided

This is the only book about pirates you’ll ever need. It strips away centuries of mythology surrounding piracy to reveal the real cutthroats of the seas, from the Ancient World to the present day.