Peter Le Fevre
Dr Peter Le Fevre is a naval historian, specialising in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is the official historian for the Warship Anne, one of Charles II’s Thirty New Ships, the wreck of which lies off the beach at Rye. He has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Maritime History. He has written on Admiral Sir Hyde Parker (1735-1808) and Sir John Borlase Warren (1753-1822), and is widely respected amongst naval historians. Peter’s research interests are very broad and he is equally at home with social and political themes, having worked extensively on aspects of parliamentary and local history. His lifelong study is the life of Arthur Herbert Earl of Torrington (1648-1715), Commander-in-Chief of William III’s fleet in 1688, on whom he is an expert.