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Jeremy Black

Stereograph View of the Houses of Parliament, 1850s–1910s. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.

Edmund Burke (1729-97) by James Northcote (1746-1831).

The winner of the 2018 Longman-History Today Book Prize provides an intriguing and accessible study on the evolution, dissemination and continued influence of Edmund Burke’s political ideas.

All at sea: 'The Last Leap of a Great Man' (Napoleon). French engraving, early 19th century.

Are we in danger of neglecting the true importance of one of history’s epochal years?

Britain and Russia came close to blows over Crimea in the 18th century.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht and the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris. Both treaties reshaped the world and had profound consequences for the future of Britain and North America, as Jeremy Black explains.

Hanoverian precedents for the wayward behaviour of royal younger brothers.

In June 1812 Britain and the United States went to war. The conflict was a relatively minor affair, but its consequences were great.

The recent attempt at House of Lords’ reform and the capacity of the issue to do serious damage to the cohesion of the governing coalition invites comparisons with the past, says Jeremy Black.

The two 16th-century battles of Panipat, which took place 30 years apart, are little known in the West. But they were pivotal events in the making of the Mughal Empire as the dominant power of northern India, as Jeremy Black explains.

Since the end of the Cold War there has been a marked increase in accounts of the past made by those considered to have been on the ‘losing side’ of history. But, warns Jeremy Black, we should all be wary of the forces such histories can unleash.