British Sailor of the Second World War

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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.

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.

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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.

Bannockburn 1314

New release

Bannockburn 1314: The First Battle for Independence [Hardcover]

The Battle of Bannockburn on the 24th June 1314 is arguably the most seminal event in Scottish history, and one of the least understood. Bannockburn is a battle that helped define the Britain we know today.

Speaking Engagements

Captain Kidd Story

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. He also makes frequent appearances at book festivals and history events. Angus sees this as a way of reaching out to audiences, and a tool to promote many of the historical arguments which form the backbone of his writing.

For instance, recently, Angus has been invited to talk on:

The Myth and Reality of Piracy
Horatio Nelson - The Man behind the Legend
The Golden Age of Piracy
Captain Kidd - Guilty or Innocent?
Renaissance Warships
The Great Michael: Scotland's Renaissance Marvel
Borneo: The Indonesian Confrontation

His next event will be at Edinburgh in August 

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If you would like Angus to give a talk, then please contact him through his literary agent Andrew Lownie, or  e-mail him directly.

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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


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NAVAL MISCELLANY
"Naval Miscellany" is an indispensible and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities and stories from our naval past
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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

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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.
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