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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Many of Germany’s present woes were anticipated by Schröder’s time in office. Podcast for The Critic

Remembering Churchill

How Should We Remember Winston Churchill? Podcast for New Books Network

Queen Elizabeth II

Bei der Queen verhält es sich genau andersherum als bei Diana. Interview for TA

Reel around the island

My review of Pat Rogers’ Defoe’s Tour and Early Modern Britain: Panorama of the Nation for New Criterion October 2022

Military Strategy

Coming Soon: Military Strategy. A Global History (Yale University Press)

Ocean’s 11

Ocean’s 11 (1960) vs. Ocean’s Eleven (2001): how the two compare. Item for Reels of Justice

British Monarchy

A Brief History of the British Monarchy. From the Iron Age to King Charles III. Forthcoming 20 October 2022. A concise complete history of British monarchy, from its pre-Roman origins to the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth II

A life of service with honour


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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