A comprehensively researched and beautifully illustrated history of 17th-century shipbuilding practice. The Master Shipwright's Secrets uses the construction of King Charles II's warship Tyger, as well as the Mordaunt, St Albans and associated ships, to reveal the techniques employed by those who created the Restoration Navy.
Richard Endsor is an engineer by profession, but has devoted considerable time to researching 17th-century ships - his project on the Lenox took twelve years to complete. Richard was a trustee of the Nautical Museum Trust and is a member of the Society for Nautical Research. He has had numerous articles published in Mariner's Mirror and is also an accomplished artist, having exhibited at the RSMA exhibition. He also lectures widely on maritime topics.