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. 

Jeremy Black explains how free speech is being undermined at Exeter University

Obituaries are not a place to speak ill of the dead, but how are we to tell the truth honestly if we shy away from difficulties?

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter

Jeremy Black’s recommendations for a murderous British genre

Jeremy Black explains the strange case of Edward Lucas

How Jeremy Black filled the ten months between leaving school and starting Cambridge

Professor Black discloses the themes and thoughts of his upcoming, final, pre-retirement lecture

Charles Moore’s multi-volume biography of Thatcher harks back to an ancient tradition

Dalrymple’s Anarchy says more about about a selling machine somewhat different to the East India Company