Richard Dunley

  • Position: Principal Records Specialist
  • Specialism: Foreign Office, Royal Navy

Richard Dunley works in the Modern Overseas team, primarily on the records of the British Foreign Office.

He holds a PhD from King’s College, London with his thesis focusing on the pre-First World War Royal Navy. Richard has published a number of articles on British defence, strategic and foreign policy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

His current research interests include the development of British strategic policy in the early 20th century, and the administrative history of the Foreign Office.


‘Sir John Fisher and the Policy of Strategic Deterrence 1904-1908’, War in History, 22 (2015), pp. 155-173

‘"Not intended to act as spies”: The Consular Intelligence Service in Denmark and Germany 1906-1914’, International History Review, 37 (2015), pp. 481-502

‘”The warrior has always shewed himself greater than his weapons”: The Royal Navy’s Interpretation of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-5’, War and Society, 34, (2015), pp. 248-262

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