If you read age of sail naval fiction you will often see a mention of the Revenue Service and their cutters but rarely hear about Trinity House. However wherever you come from around the world if you have an interest in the sea you will probably be aware of this Corporation which for nearly 500 years has been the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales providing mariners with aids to navigation in the British Isles.
To commemorate 500 years of its foundation when it was granted a charter by Henry VIII on 20 May 1514 the Corporation of Trinity House, London, is publishing its history. This has been written by well-known historical naval fiction author and Elder Brother of Trinity House, Captain Richard Woodman, and the pilotage expert and Younger Brother of the Fraternity, Captain Andrew Adams. Light Upon the Waters: The History of Trinity House 1514-2014 will be released in hardcover worldwide on 1 September 2013.