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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Sherlock Holmes

The Game Is Afoot. The Enduring World of Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight to investigate Victorian England, a world where crimes large and small abound and where dark corners and well-lit drawing rooms alike hide villainy. Find out more. Published by Rowman and LittlefieldPages: 248 • Trim: 6 x 9978-1-5381-6146-3 • Hardback […]

How Hitler won

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss how the Nazis won in 1933 with only a third of the vote. Podcast for The Critic.

Review of Kriegel

Review of Lara Kriegel’s The Crimean War and Its Afterlife: Making Modern Britain for Journal of Military History, July 2022.


Review by Douglas M. Peers, University of Waterloo, of my How the Army Made Britain a Global Power: 1688-1815 for the Michigan War Studies Review, 2022-076

The Weimar Republic

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss the Weimar Republic and whether its collapse blinds us to its achievements. Podcast for The Critic.

Germany during the Great War

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss how Germany was governed during the pressures of the First World War. Podcast for The Critic.

Kaiser Wilhelm’s Reich

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss Germany’s political arena in the years leading up to the First World War. Podcast for The Critic.

To Lose An Empire: review

Review by Abigail Chandler (University of Massachusetts Lowell) of To Lose an Empire: British Strategy and Foreign Policy, 1758-90 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). Published on H-War (July, 2022)

The unification of Germany

The path of German unification, from the failed revolutions of 1848 to the creation of Bismarck’s Reich. Item for The Critic.

Murders for July

The good, the beautiful and the grotesque. Item for The Critic.


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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