Jeremy Black at the Edinburgh book Festival

Jeremy Black 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.
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The Importance of Being Poirot

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How the Army Made Britain a Global Power, 1688-1815. Out June 2021, published by Casemate. Find out more and pre order.

A Short History of War

Due out September 2021. Published by Yale University Press. Find out more.

Is the West fundamentally racist?

Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University and Jeremy Black debate the issue for Intelligence Squared. > Apple podcast > Video (Subscription required)

Murders for April

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

Napoleon as an Eighteenth-Century War Leader

Napoleon as an Eighteenth-Century War Leader: A Strategic Approach. Keynote speech for the Massena Society’s international symposium on March 18-21, 2021, hosted by Louisiana State University-Shreveport.


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The Lantern of History: Essays in Honour of Jeremy Black – Edited by Ric Berman and William Gibson. Find out more.



Out now: A New History of England

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Mapping conflict through the centuries

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onward, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and, later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, Jeremy Black‘s Maps of War: Mapping Conflict through the Centuries (Conway, 2016) covers the history of the mapping of land wars, and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war.

Jeremy talks to Marshall Poe for the New Books Network. Listen to the podcast here.

Turmoil in Europe (Podcast)

Jeremy Black addresses the Foreign Policy Research Institute on turmoil in Europe — from Brexit to the rise of nationalist parties to Russian machinations in Ukraine.

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Engage Jeremy as a speaker

Jeremy can be contacted direct at jeremy@jeremyblack.co.uk or via GreatBritishSpeakers.co.uk