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Dr Ian Friel is a maritime historian with an international reputation and wide experience of historical and archaeological projects, such as research into Henry V’s great warship Grace Dieu and the 17th-century Swash Channel Wreck (which he successfully identified as the Fame of Hoorn). After a long career working in museums, including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the Mary Rose Trust, he went freelance in 2007 as an independent historian, museum consultant and writer. Ian is the author of The Good Ship, The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland and Henry V’s Navy, along with many papers, reports and other publications, and he has broadcast on TV and radio.