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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Statue toppling

I was a guest on BBC’s Moral Maze discussing the acquittal of those accused of toppling the statue of Edward Coulston in Bristol. Listen here

The Game Is Afoot

The Game Is Afoot. The Enduring World of Sherlock Holmes Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight to investigate Victorian England, a world where crimes large and small abound and where dark corners and well-lit drawing rooms alike hide villainy. Through the enduring eye of Sherlock Holmes, noted historian Jeremy Black traces how Holmes and his […]

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers (1955) vs. The Ladykillers (2004). Podcast for Reels of Justice website.

Murders for late December

Not all is grim and gloom in the British Library’s Tales of the Weird series. Item for The Critic.

Review of Shawcross

Review of Edward Shawcross’s The Last Emperor of Mexico (Basic Books, 336 pages, $30) for New Criterion January 2022

Short History of War

Article on my Short History of War for the Aspects of History website, including a review of the book by Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter

Routing the Grand Tour

Public lecture for Topsham Museum, Matthews Hall, Topsham, 7.30 on 20 January 2022.

Presenting Georgian Society

Tobias, Smollett, Austen. Online lecture on 22 February 2022 at 6.30. Book tickets online.

Review of Sharman, Empires of the Weak

My review of Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order. By J. C. Sharman. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. 216. $27.95 (cloth); $17.95 (paper). for The Journal of Modern History, Volume 93, Number 4, December 2021


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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