Sam Willis has lectured at the National Maritime Museum
in Greenwich, England, and consults on maritime painting for
Christie's. Sam spent eighteen months as a Square Rig Able Sea-man, sailing the tall ships used in the Hornblower television series
and award-winning film Shackleton. He is the author of Fighting
at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare and
the highly successful Fighting Ships series.