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

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

It is bizarre in the extreme to focus criticism of empire on the Crown

Jeremy Black’s ominous murder mystery round-up for the early summer

The psychology of political incompetence is brought out well in Niall Ferguson’s Doom

From psychological character studies to witty and fast-paced detective novels, Jeremy Black rounds up the best crime fiction for late Spring

Jeremy Black says that the question is not whether the Conservatives should initiate a culture war but how far and how best to conduct a defence

Jeremy Black delves into a history book which disappoints and a biography not to be missed