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

Killings amid the crunch of leaves

Edinburgh, exploitation and epicurean excess

Classics resurrected and new bodies laid to rest

Now languishing in undeserved obscurity, Tobias Smollett should be remembered

Prepare to be taken to church – this month offers up rich description, promising debuts, and a clerical mystery that manages moral seriousness

Fraud, suspicion and old-school detective work

Dark academia and classic hollywood horror

A sinister start to the spring