Richard Hill retired from the Royal Navy as a Rear Admiral in 1983. He has written six books on naval affairs including War At Sea in the Ironclad Age in the Cassell History of Warfare. He is the Editor of the Naval Review and Chairman of the Society for Nautical Research, and was awarded the first Mountbatten Prize for this and his other year 2000 publications.
Richard Hill has won 71 caps for England as a flanker since making his debut in 1997, and was widely regarded as the greatest player in his position in the world. He was a key part of England's World Cup-winning squad in 2003. He plays his club rugby for Saracens.