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 Great Battles of All Time

Cannae and Agincourt, Waterloo and Gettysburg, Stalingrad and Midway, this compact volume collects the most influential battles and conflicts in history. Podcast for New Books Network

Short History of War

Review of my Short history of War (on pages 3-5) in The NYMAS REVIEW No. 84 (May-June 2022) and provided here with their kind permission.

Putin’s War on Ukraine

Putin’s War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective. Discussion between Jeremy Black, Thomas Otte, David R. Stone, and Alex Watson for the New Books Network

The roots of Germany

German identity in the 700 years between Charlemagne and the Reformation. Podcast for The Critic.

The monster that lurks within us

The enduring popularity of fantasy and horror fiction proves that we still live in the long, dark shadow of the Gothic novel. Article for The Critic, June 2022 (begins on page 6)

The German Reformation

The effect that Martin Luther and the Reformation had on the German lands in the sixteenth century. Podcast 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