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Glyndwr Williams (born 1932) has been Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London since 1974 and has specialized in this history of exploration and the history of Europe overseas. He was appointed a professor emeritus of the University of London in 1997.
Williams earned his bachelor's degree and PhD at the University of London. He became reader in history at Queen Mary College, London and was then promoted to professor. He served as general editor of the Hudson's Bay Record Society and he has been President and Trustee of the Hakluyt Society.
Awards and honours
- The Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum
- Hon. D.Litt. from La Trobe University
- National Outdoor Book Award (Honorable Mention, History/Biography category), for Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage, 2009
- Alan Frost and Jane Samson, eds., Pacific Empires: Essays in Honour of Glyndwr Williams, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1999), pp. 271–275, contains a bibliography of "The Works of Glyndwr Williams" between 1959 and 1998.
Additional works since 1998 include:
- The Great South Sea (1997)
- The Prize of all the Oceans (1999)
- Voyages of Delusion: The Search for the Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason (2001)
- Buccaneers, Explorers and Settlers: British Encounters and Enterprise in the Pacific, 1670-1800 (2005)
- The Death of Captain Cook: A hero made and unmade (2008)
- Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage (2009)
- Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin (2013)
- Contemporary Authors
- Alan Frost and Jane Samson, eds., Pacific Empires: Essays in Honour of Glyndwr Williams, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1999)