Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University. He is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of eighteenth century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history but he has also published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history itself. His recent books include The Geographies of an Imperial Power: Britain 1688-1815, Fortifications and Siegecraft: Defense and Attack through the Ages, and Strategy and the Second World War: How the War was Won, and Lost

Anglo-Scottish relations from a historical perspective

Goldsmiths University wants to topple the men who saved England

A sampling of mysteries that capture the life and geography of places elsewhere

What masterpieces hide on tired and musty shelves?

Could an editor not rescue Jonathan Haslam’s new book from triteness?

Jeremy Black recommends a menagerie of disturbing animal-themed stories to entertain throughout the summer

Blaming the British Empire for Brexit is not only ignorant — it’s total rubbish

The winner of the Wolfson Prize for History significantly advances neither our knowledge of Toussaint Louverture nor Haiti

From midnight Parisian walks and femmes fatales to jazz and corruption, Jeremy Black rounds up the best murders

The never-ending fallout over Cecil Rhodes has bleak consequences for the future of academia