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

While away the winter with would-be classics

Not all is grim and gloom in the British Library’s Tales of the Weird series

Pass the time by these passages into times present and past: post-war to Covid-era

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s many passions included a view of Empire that would today be regarded as racist

From Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, crime novels invoke the genre’s heritage, sometimes ably and sometimes not

Which group of non-teachers run the universities: Vice-chancellors or UCU leaders?

As the days quicken and the shadows lengthen, our thoughts turn naturally to murder

Professor Jeremy Black rounds up the best autumnal reads that are successful in grounding a sense of place

Was Yorktown really a triumph more significant than Nelson’s at Trafalgar?

Debt-ridden universities are demonstrating consistently poor prioritisation in decision-making