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The Longman Pearson-History Today awards have been jointly established by History Today Ltd and the book publishers Longman Pearson Education to promote the study, publication and accessibility of history to a wide audience.

The awards, now in their 23rd year and given in memory of one of the founding editors of History Today, Sir Peter Quennell.

Previous Winners:

Year
Book of the Year
Trustees Award
Picture Researcher of the Year Award
Dissertation of the Year Award
1993
Eamon Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580 (Yale University Press);  Joseph McAleer, Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914-1950 (Oxford University Press)
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1994
Mark Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation 1941-44 (Yale University Press); Stella Tillyard, Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sara Lennox 1740-1832 (Chatto & Windus)
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1995
Paul Binski, Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets: Kingship and the Representation of Power 1200-1400 (Yale University Press); Nicholas Timmins, The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State (Harper Collins)
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1996
Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 (Jonathan Cape)
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1997
Andrew Gordon, The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command (John Murray)
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1998
Michael Richards, A Time of Silence: Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1935-1945 (Cambridge University Press); Amanda Vickery, The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (Yale University Press)
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1999
Alexandra Walsham, Providence in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press)
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Wendy Brown and Carina Dvorak for Yesterday's Britain: The Illustrated Story of How We Lived, Worked and Played in this Century (Reader's Digest) 
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2000
David Armitage, The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (Cambridge University Press)
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Anne-Marie Ehrlich for David Smuthwaite's History of the Boer War (Hamlyn)
Lucy Marten-Holden, 'A Study into the Siting and Landscape Context of Early Norman Castles in Suffolk'
2001
Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (Yale University Press); Peter Biller, The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought (Oxford University Press)
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Sandra Assersohn for Barry Cunliffe's Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and its Peoples (Oxford University Press)
Jeannette Lucraft (University of Huddersfield), 'Missing from History: A Reinstatement of Katherine Swynford's Identity'
2002
Margo Todd, The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland (Yale University Press); Elizabeth A. Fenn, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (Hill and Wang) 
Antony Beevor
Georgina Bruckner for Medieval Panorama, ed. Robert Bartlett (Thames and Hudson)
Paul Shirley (University College, London), ' "Tek Force wid Force!" Marronage, Resistance and Freedom Struggles in the Experience of North American Emigré 
2003
Alan Bray, The Friend (University of Chicago Press)
The National Archives
Gregor Murbach for The First World War, ed. Hew Strachan (Simon & Schuster)
Sami Abouzahr (University College, London), 'The European Recovery Program and American Policy Toward Indochina 1947-50'; Charmian Brownrigg (University of Central Lancashire), 'The Merchant Mariners of Central Lancashire and Cumberland in the mid-18th Century'
2004
Nikolaus Wachsmann, Hitler's Prisons: Legal Terror in Nazi Germany (Yale University Press); J. L. Laynesmith, The Last Medieval Queens: English Queenship 1445-1503 (Oxford University Press) 
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (60 Volumes, Oxford University Press) 
Sally Nicholls for The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World (ed. Brian M. Fagan, Thames & Hudson); Suzanne Bosman for Julian Rollins' Land Marks: Impressions of England’s National Nature Reserves (English Nature)
Andrew Arsan (Cambridge University), 'Shukri Ghanem and the Ottoman Empire 1908-1914'
2005
Matt Houlbrook, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918-57 (University of Chicago Press)
Colin White
Heather Vickers for Anna Pavord's The Naming of Names, the Search for Order in the Naming of Plants (Bloomsbury) 
Anna Mason (Wadham College, Oxford), 'The English Reformation and the Visual Arts Reconsidered' 
2006
Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (Penguin)
Historical Association
Wendy Gay for Seventy Great Journeys in History (ed. Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Thames & Hudson), and Gay Life and Culture: A World History (ed. Robert Aldrich, Thames & Hudson) 
Edward Swift (Durham University), 'Furnishing God's Holy House: John Cosin and Laudian Church Interiors in Durham'
2007
Life on Air: A History of Radio 4 by David Hendy (Oxford University Press)
William Hague
Juliet Brightmore (for A Little History of the English Country Church by Roy Strong)
Morgan Daniels (Queen Mary, University of London), 'Scarcely Seen or Felt: British Government and the 1960s Satire Boom'
2008
The Forsaken: From the Great Depression to the Gulags – Hope and Betrayal in Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis (Little, Brown)
Simon Jenkins
Melanie Haselden (for Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory by Lisa Jardine)
Catherine Martin (University of Greenwich), 'The People's Demobilization'
2009
Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause by Louise Foxcroft (Granta)
Diarmaid Macculloch
Alice Foster and Sally Paley for Richard Tames' Shakespeare’s London on Five Groats a Day (Thames & Hudson)
Eleanor Betts (Queen Mary, University of London), 'Who Will Help? The Impact of the 1866 Cholera Epidemic on the Children of East London' 

 


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