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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Murders for early December

Pass the time by these passages into times present and past: post-war to Covid-era. Item for The Crtitic.

The Indian Mutiny

Professor Jeremy Black on the British military presence in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for The Critic

Review of How the Army…

Review by David Isby of How the Army Made Britain a Global Power, 1688-1815 for Strategy Page website

Items for The Critic

See a complete list of my podcasts and articles for The Critic.

The Crimean War

How Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire found themselves fighting together in the Crimea. Item for The Critic.

Murders for late November

From Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, crime novels invoke the genre’s heritage, sometimes ably and sometimes not. Item for The Critic

Military Warfare

How to study military warfare and military history. Lecture for the Well That Aged Well podcast series.

The Prime Minister appears to be burned out

Perhaps we expect too much of him. A busy schedule is not the same as an effective one. Boris should learn from his forebears. Piece for The Telegraph 24 November 2021

Dickens and Poirot

Podcast for the New Books Network on England in the Age of Dickens, 1812-70 and The Importance of Being Poirot

Battle of the leftists

Which group of non-teachers run the universities: Vice-chancellors or UCU leaders? Item for The Critic

Crime novels

Murders for early November. Recommended reads. Item for The Critic

The Napoleonic Wars

Why and how Europe was engulfed in wars with France between 1792 and 1815. Podcast for The Critic.


Logistics: the key to victory. Podcast for the New Books Network


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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