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

 

SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew by Helen DoeHer latest book, SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew, is now out.

A new book on this wonderful ship using new sources and new information on her passengers and crew.

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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

Here are some maritime history courses to enjoy. I am the tutor on two distance courses. The Lost World of the Sailing Ships: a look at the era of wooden sail in 19th century Britain, and Steaming Ahead : How steam ships developed during the 19th century and connected the world.

You can find them at    Learnforpleasure.com

The courses do not require any examinations or essays so you can relax and enjoy finding out about the maritime past. They cover the ships, the trades, the masters and men, shipbuilders and engineers and a host of related occupations that were part of the shipping industry. We look at ports, both small and large, and the surprising number of maritime businesswomen. Shipowners, small investors, sailmakers, merchants, insurers and marine store dealers all appear.