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 and Fortifications. 

It is wilfully forgotten that the Royal Navy was central to ending the slave trade

The historical power struggle between uniformity and decentralisation

Jeremy Black reviews The Man Who Didn’t Fly, by Margot Bennett

Removing statues and atoning for our past is a guilt-induced, one-sided rewriting of history perpetrated by anti-democratic elites

Jeremy Black reviews Jane Austen: Writing, Society, Politics, by Tom Keymer

Churchill’s statue was attacked because he symbolises the continuity of the nation

The notion of collective racial guilt undermines all institutions

Feeling strongly about an issue is a dangerous justification for mob action

Professor Jeremy Black proposes a way of saving history from ideological capture

Ambitious young academics see the lecture hall and research laboratory as a shackle