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 Major problem

What is his legacy — if, indeed, he has one. Podcast for The Critic.

A Brief History of History

“Why are things as they are? Why do things change? How and by whom should that process of change be explained? In A brief history of history, one of the world’s leading historians pushes before, beyond and after the stadial theories that are so widely assumed in the post-enlightenment west to show how globalising perspectives…

Wesley’s Britain

Online talks for the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History- Wesley’s Britain – Europe- Wesley’s Britain – Print and Authorship

On a Knife Edge

Review of On a Knife Edge: How Germany Lost the First World War by Holger Afflerbach for StrategyPage. Originally published in The Journal of European Studies and published here with the kind permission of the editors and Jeremy Black.

Maggie the Great?

Margaret Thatcher had a tremendous impact yet much of it has not endured. 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