Find out more about the greatest British Historians, including David Hume, Terry Jones, Lisa Jardine, Simon Schama and Edward Gibbon.
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
26 September 1907
Art Historian, University Teacher
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
08 April 1737
Historian

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889
Historian

Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian
Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973
Historian

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964
TV Presenters
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961
Actor

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978
historian

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD
historian

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948
Theologian
Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965
Historian

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945
Journalist, Military historian, Writer
Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925
Sociologist

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943
Contemporary historian, University teacher,
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943
Historian

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,
Kenneth ClarkKenneth Clark
13 July 1903
Art Historian

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,

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Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916
Historian, University teacher

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian of the modern age, University teacher,

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932
Novelist
Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer
E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer

John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
15 September 1929
Television presenter, Politician, Historian,

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart
31 October 1895
Journalist, Military historian, Historian, Writer
E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
01 January 1854
Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer

Tony JudtTony Judt
02 January 1948
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction
Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham
09 December 1900
historian, biochemist, writer

Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies
14 August 1937
Explorer, Submariner, Historian, Writer
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

R. G. CollingwoodR. G. Collingwood
22 February 1889
Philosopher, Historian, Archaeologist

Ernst GombrichErnst Gombrich
30 March 1909
Art Historian
Orlando FigesOrlando Figes
20 November 1959
Writer, Historian, Lecturer

Norman DaviesNorman Davies
08 June 1939
Historian
Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner
30 January 1902
Historian

Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov
20 April 1947
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Scout, Spy

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook
02 October 1974
Historian

Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash
12 July 1955
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Essayist

John FoxeJohn Foxe
1516 AD
Historian
Steven RuncimanSteven Runciman
07 July 1903
Historian

Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner
26 November 1940
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher

Alison WeirAlison Weir
1951 AD
historian, biographer

Perry AndersonPerry Anderson
01 September 1938
historian, sociologist
Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher

Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton
1953 AD
historian
Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn
16 June 1958
Writer, Music historian

Richard OveryRichard Overy
23 December 1947
Military historian, Historian, University teacher

Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian
Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox
05 October 1946
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

Lesley BlanchLesley Blanch
06 June 1904
Author
Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
17 June 1945
Geopolitician, Historian, University teacher

Anita BrooknerAnita Brookner
16 July 1928
Author

Thomas ArnoldThomas Arnold
13 June 1795
Educator
Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson
20 June 1723
Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Soldier,
Austen Henry LayardAusten Henry Layard
05 March 1817
Archaeologist

G. M. TrevelyanG. M. Trevelyan
16 February 1876
Historian

Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Poet

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,
William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University
Alan BullockAlan Bullock
13 December 1914
Politician, Historian of the modern age,

John Addington SymondsJohn Addington Symonds
05 October 1840
Poet

William CamdenWilliam Camden
02 May 1551
Historian

Frederick CoplestonFrederick Copleston
10 April 1907
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Cleric, Catholic
Kevin BrownlowKevin Brownlow
02 June 1938
Film director, Film producer, Historian,

David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,

Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

Orderic VitalisOrderic Vitalis
16 February 1075
Monk

Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
09 April 1902
Biographer
Lisa JardineLisa Jardine
12 April 1944
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer

David CesaraniDavid Cesarani
13 November 1956
historian of the modern age, historian,
Henry James Sumner MaineHenry James Sumner Maine
15 August 1822
Jurist

Albert HouraniAlbert Hourani
31 March 1915
Historian
Frederic William MaitlandFrederic William Maitland
28 May 1850
Historian
Charles BurneyCharles Burney
07 April 1726
Musical Composer