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

What about the past should and could be mapped, and how to do so, are vexed issues in cartographic studies

Despite its length, Philip Mansel’s biography of the Sun King is ‘a welcome prize for any reviewer’

Jeremy Black recommends an array of crime fiction novels, both modern and classic, to keep you entertained in January

Jeremy Black recommends the best murder mysteries to read in the New Year

Jeremy Black pores over the latest offerings from the scholarly literature on cartography

The latest issue of University of Cambridge’s Alumni Magazine encourages ignorant rejection of Britain’s past

The new edition of Tom Harper’s ‘Atlas: A World of Maps’ is an instructive as well as attractive volume

Jeremy Black makes his way through the British Library’s Crime Classics collection

Jeremy Black weighs in on two recent historiographical offerings

Professor Jeremy Black on British Library Crime Classics and his favourite ‘whodunits’