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

From seedy sex clubs to the streets of Paris: Jeremy Black selects British Library Crime Classics to enjoy over the May Bank Holiday

How the case for monarchy rests not only in its advantages, but also in its alternatives

From the golden age of crime fiction to the modern day, Jeremy Black recommends seven books to see you through April

Jeremy Black recommends three history books that have been neglected by literary reviewers

Jeremy Black says McMeekin’s account provides tough reading for anybody endorsing the Guardian’s view of history

From countryside crimes to mysteries on the waves, Jeremy Black recommends further reading from the British Library Crime Classics collection

Britain’s bleak record with the slave trade makes a horrible story, but it is one not helped by getting it wrong

Why has the history of Poland, what was a large country, an important economy and an interesting polity, been marginalised by historians?

From laugh-out-louds to gripping plots, Jeremy Black recommends murder mysteries for the end of the month