Laughton's legacy: Naval history at King's College London

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Abstract

Professor Sir John Laughton (1830-1915) gave King's College London the leading role in the development of academic naval history in Britain. He linked the professional educational interests of the Royal Navy with the academic standards set by the English historical profession, which he had helped to create. After many years of neglect the subject was revived at King's in the nineteen-seventies. In this inaugural lecture, the first Laughton Professor of Naval History reflects on the development of naval history in the twentieth century, the current state of the subject and the problems and opportunities of working with armed forces, processes in which King's College has taken a leading role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274 - 288
Number of pages15
JournalHISTORICAL RESEARCH
Volume77
Issue number196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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