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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Mapping the past

— and the future. A catalogue of cartography. Podcast for The Critic.

In Memoriam, Christopher Duffy, 1936-2022

The 1980s. A distinguished scholar kindly comes at the invitation of his junior to speak at Durham. It is the old days of sociability. You are putting him up for the night and giving him dinner. He is arriving too late for lunch but shows up at 2.45, the most impoverished time of the day […]

Book review

Review by David C. Isby of my How the Army Made Britain a Global Power: 1688–1815 on Strategy Page

Murders for November

Gripping plots and dodgy prose for the autumn months. Item for The Critic.

Podcast library

All my podcasts for The Critic are available here.


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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