Find out more about the greatest British Historians, including David Hume, Terry Jones, Lisa Jardine, Simon Schama and Edward Gibbon.
David HumeDavid Hume

26 April 1711

25 August 1776

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

Taurus

J. F. C. FullerJ. F. C. Fuller

01 September 1878

10 February 1966

Chichester, West Sussex, England

Virgo

Lord ActonLord Acton

10 January 1834

19 June 1902

Naples

Capricorn

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor

25 March 1906

07 September 1990

Birkdale

Aries

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

London Borough of Bromley

Virgo

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

Aries

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

Colwyn Bay

Aquarius

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Brentwood

Aries

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

William HagueWilliam Hague

26 March 1961

Rotherham

Aries

Lisa JardineLisa Jardine

12 April 1944

25 October 2015

Oxford

Aries

Simon SchamaSimon Schama

13 February 1945

London

Aquarius

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon

27 April 1737

16 January 1794

Putney, London, United Kingdom

Taurus

David StarkeyDavid Starkey

03 January 1945

Kendal

Capricorn

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin

06 June 1909

05 November 1997

Riga

Gemini

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt

26 September 1907

26 March 1983

Bournemouth

Libra

Robert FiskRobert Fisk

12 July 1946

Maidstone

Cancer

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis

31 May 1916

Stoke Newington

Gemini

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee

14 April 1889

22 October 1975

London

Aries

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson

27 March 1857

27 April 1936

London

Aries

Ian KershawIan Kershaw

29 April 1943

Oldham

Taurus

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor

25 March 1906

07 September 1990

Birkdale

Aries

David CesaraniDavid Cesarani

13 November 1956

25 October 2015

London

Scorpio

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr

28 June 1892

03 November 1982

London

Cancer

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson

03 February 1924

28 August 1993

Oxford

Aquarius

Max HastingsMax Hastings

28 December 1945

Lambeth

Capricorn

Phillip KnightleyPhillip Knightley

23 January 1929

07 December 2016

Sydney

Aquarius

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

30 July 1771

London

Capricorn

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor

14 December 1946

England

Sagittarius

David OwenDavid Owen

02 July 1938

Plympton

Cancer

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb

07 December 1978

Barnes, London, United Kingdom

Sagittarius

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest

15 July 1917

03 August 2015

Malvern

Cancer

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau

12 June 1802

27 June 1876

Norwich

Gemini

James George FrazerJames George Frazer

01 January 1854

07 May 1941

Glasgow

Capricorn

Tony JudtTony Judt

02 January 1948

06 August 2010

London

Capricorn

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild

16 May 1948

London

Taurus

Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham

09 December 1900

24 March 1995

London

Sagittarius

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes

1968 AD

London

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans

29 September 1947

Woodford Green

Libra

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

06 March 1866

Lancaster

Gemini

Perry AndersonPerry Anderson

01 September 1938

London

Virgo

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart

31 October 1895

29 January 1970

Paris

Scorpio

Alan ClarkAlan Clark

13 April 1928

05 September 1999

Paddington

Aries

R. G. CollingwoodR. G. Collingwood

22 February 1889

09 January 1943

Cartmel Fell

Pisces

Norman DaviesNorman Davies

08 June 1939

Bolton

Gemini

Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash

12 July 1955

London

Cancer

John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich

15 September 1929

Oldham

Virgo

Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov

20 April 1947

Primorsky Krai

Aries

Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies

14 August 1937

London

Leo

Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner

26 November 1940

Oldham

Sagittarius

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook

1974 AD

Bridgnorth

Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox

05 October 1946

United Kingdom

Libra

Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy

17 June 1945

Wallsend

Gemini

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton

14 February 1925

17 June 2002

London

Aquarius

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy

23 June 1935

London

Cancer

Alison WeirAlison Weir

1951 AD

Lambeth

Frederick CoplestonFrederick Copleston

10 April 1907

03 February 1994

Taunton

Aries

Orlando FigesOrlando Figes

20 November 1959

Greater London

Scorpio

Kevin BrownlowKevin Brownlow

02 June 1938

Crowborough

Gemini

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson

20 June 1723

22 February 1816

Logierait

Gemini

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris

12 July 1922

06 September 1956

Wheathampstead

Cancer

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton

17 August 1921

03 December 1994

Tübingen

Leo

David RohlDavid Rohl

12 September 1950

Manchester

Virgo

Alan BullockAlan Bullock

13 December 1914

02 February 2004

Trowbridge

Sagittarius

Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton

1953 AD

Ooty

Richard OveryRichard Overy

23 December 1947

England

Capricorn

Alistair HorneAlistair Horne

09 November 1925

London

Scorpio

Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn

16 June 1958

London

Gemini

Robert LaceyRobert Lacey

03 January 1944

England

Capricorn

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

22 August 1752

Leicestershire

Sagittarius

Jonathan IsraelJonathan Israel

26 January 1946

London

Aquarius

Michael WoodMichael Wood

23 July 1948

Moss Side

Cancer

Simon Sebag-MontefioreSimon Sebag-Montefiore

27 June 1965

London

Cancer

Anne GrantAnne Grant

21 February 1755

07 November 1838

Glasgow

Pisces

Cyril Northcote ParkinsonCyril Northcote Parkinson

30 July 1909

09 March 1993

Barnard Castle

Leo

John Morris RobertsJohn Morris Roberts

14 April 1928

30 May 2003

Aries

Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts

13 January 1963

London

Capricorn

Christopher HillChristopher Hill

06 February 1912

23 February 2003

York

Aquarius

Dan JonesDan Jones

27 July 1981

Reading

Leo

David ChristianDavid Christian

30 June 1946

Brooklyn

Cancer

David ThomsonDavid Thomson

18 February 1941

Greater London

Aquarius

George DysonGeorge Dyson

1953 AD

Ithaca

Hugh Redwald Trevor-RoperHugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

15 January 1914

26 January 2003

Glanton

Capricorn

Jeremy BlackJeremy Black

30 October 1955

United Kingdom

Scorpio

Ruth GoodmanRuth Goodman

1963 AD

Sir John Desmond Patrick KeeganSir John Desmond Patrick Keegan

15 May 1934

Taurus

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