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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James Bond

A British Icon – The Lives & Times of 007. Is Today’s James Bond Still James Bond? for The New Culture Forum Channel

Heroes under fire

Goldsmiths University wants to topple the men who saved England. Item for The Critic.

Way down south

Review of Confederate Exodus: Social and Environmental Forces in the Migration of U.S. Southerners to Brazil by Alan P. Marcus for New Criterion (appearing October 2021)

The Guns of October

The Guns of October, item for The Critic (appearing October 2021)

Zulu vs Gunga Din

Online debate with Maynard Bangs for Reels of Justice

Towards a World City

London in the Eighteenth Century. Podcast for the London Historians Monthly Lecture series, August 2021.

Review of Metzger

Review of Sean Metzger: The Chinese Atlantic; Karel Davids: Global Ocean of Knowledge for the journal New Global Studies

Strategy and the Second World War

Review of my Strategy and the Second World War. How the War Was Won, and Lost by Enrico Cernuschi published in the Navy journal Rivista Marittima (p. 127)


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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