Richard Endor is an engineer specializing in design and data for the aerospace industry. However his real love is seventeenth century British warships. He is the author of The Restoration Warship. The book has received international praise and has won a number of prestigious awards. Richard is also a contributor to MARINER'S MIRROR and the Mary Rose series of books. Another passion is painting of maritime subjects, and he has exhibited his work at the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He is currently working on a new book and other related projects.