Published Articles

FORTHCOMING: “Constitution versus Guerriere: The Lost Historical Significance of the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812,” The Trafalgar Chronicle, 2022 Edition.

“Voice from the Ranks: Virtues of the Army and Society in The Recollections of Rifleman Harris.” War, Literature, and the Arts, Vol 33, 2021

“Understanding the Royal Navy through Defeat: How Americans taught Britons a lesson or two.” Warships: International Fleet Review magazine. January 2021. 44-45.

Online Articles

“The Court Martial for the Loss of HMS Epervier, 1814,” Navy Records Society: Online Magazine, 2021.

“Tracing Royal Naval Careers in the War of 1812.” Navy Records Society: Member’s Blog. 2021

“Life and Career of Nova Scotian Provo Wallis, Admiral of the Fleet.” Napoleon Series. 2020.

“Revenge, Honour, and National Identity,” Helion & Company Blog, January 2020.

Academic Theses

Honours Thesis (Acadia University) on the administrative and cultural factors that underpinned the Royal Navy’s unprecedented level of success during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Masters Thesis (Dalhousie University) which examines how the shocking losses against the United States Navy during the War of 1812 sent the ever-victorious Royal Navy, and its adoring public in both Britain and the Canadian colonies, into a panic.

For other academic works on topics including environmental history, Anglo-German diplomatic history, Renaissance warfare, and more, see Nicholas’ page on

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