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With music historian Oskar Cox Jensen, immerse yourself in songs of the sea from the time of Trafalgar and learn about the popular 'ditties' of patriotism.

Oskar Cox Jensen is a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia, working on a study of English protest songs from 1600 to the present day. He is the author of When London Cried (Duckworth, 2022),The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London (Cambridge, 2021), and Napoleon and British Song, 1797–1822 (Palgrave, 2015); co-editor of Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture (Oxford, 2018) and a special forum of Journal of British Studies, Music and Politics in Britain (2021); and author of numerous book chapters and articles in journals including Studies in Romanticism. He was a founding member of the Romantic National Song Network, and contributes to discussions of song on BBC TV and radio, RTE and in print media. Oskar also writes works of fiction, and his own songs, which he then struggles to sing. He is represented by Joanna Swainson.

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