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 August

What masterpieces hide on tired and musty shelves? For The Critic.

Coming soon

England in the Age of Dickens. Published by Amberley Books. Due out October 2021. Find out more

Review of Ormrod and Rommelse

Review of David Ormrod, Gijs Rommelse, eds. War, Trade and the State: Anglo-Dutch Conflict, 1652-89 for H-Net

Meet The Expert

In this inaugural episode I talk about my recent publication How the Army Made Britain a Global Power.

Castigating Britain

Could an editor not rescue Jonathan Haslam’s new book from triteness? Review of Haslam’s The Spectre of War for the Critic

From fighting Fascists

to confronting Communists: Britain’s armed forces 1945-1952. Podcast for The Critic

A partisan history

My review of Jonathan Haslam’s The Spectre of War. International Communism and the Origins of World War II (Princeton University Press, 2021) for the Network for New Diplomatic History.

Allies at war

The British contribution to the Allied victory. 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