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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Siege Warfare

Professor Jeremy Black talks with Graham Stewart about the defence and capture of walled cities and castles. Podcast for The Critic.

Review of Philip Parker

Review of History of World Trade in Maps by Philip Parker Collins for The Cartographic Journal

Warfare in the classical world

Professor Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss the nature of warfare in Ancient Greece and Rome. Podcast for The Critic

History Matters Project

History Matters Project Compendium 10th Edition, edited by Alexander Gray

England in the Age of Dickens

5-star review by Allegria on the Good Reads website: “Jeremy Black’s book on Charles Dickens presents a comprehensive record of events in Victorian England and beyond during his lifetime with many pages of fascinating facts and photographs, capturing the essence of Dickens. I could not put book down until finished and was a very welcome […]

Clash of empires

Was Yorktown really a triumph more significant than Nelson’s at Trafalgar? Item for The Critic.

Problems with the universities

Number 1241: ‘The Senior Management Group’. Debt-ridden universities are demonstrating consistently poor prioritisation in decision-making. Item for The Critic.


Excerpt from the forthcoming The Importance of Being Poirot in The Postil Magazine, published with kind permission of St. Augustine’s Press.


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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