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. 

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

The endless expansion of the University is unsustainable

A Short History of London is good on architecture but a more sophisticated analysis is needed

Reflecting on a life in a British university

Jeremy Black reviews David Abulafia’s The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

Do I ever regret the books I might have written? Only fleetingly.