Helen Doe is a historian, author and lecturer.
Her books range from maritime to RAF history.


Stanford Tuck: Hero of the Battle of Britain, the Life of the Great Fighter AceShe is delighted to announce her latest book which tells the amazing story of the RNLI from its foundation in March 1824 to today.

A story of heroes and heroines of all backgrounds and the challenges of running such a vital charity.


About Helen Doe

Helen Doe is a historian, author and speaker with a particular love of maritime subjects. It is people, often the ordinary and, sometimes unsung, heroes and heroines that attract her attention. She has written a range of books from maritime history to RAF history.

A popular speaker, Helen has spoken at several literary festivals and is a regular guest on cruise ships.

She has appeared on television, most recently in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? She has advised on many TV programmes including David Dimbleby's Britain and the Sea.

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Helen Do giving a lecture

Review in the Spectator

10th February

An early review has landed. A nice lengthy piece in The Spectator and the One Crew book is complimented for my 'verve and precision' in writing. Think I will treasure that phrase.

Horatio Clare sums it up with 'generosity of purse, body and soul are everywhere in this scrupulous and gripping history.'