Mind the Authority Gap
History books by men are bought in far greater quantities than those by women. Why?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wolfson History Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for history. For half a century it has brought to the public’s attention excellent and readable works of scholarship. But it alone cannot change one of the greatest discrepancies in the public consumption of history: history books by men are bought much more than history books by women.