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

10 January 1834

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

William HagueWilliam Hague

26 March 1961

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon

27 April 1737

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin

06 June 1909

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt

26 September 1907

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes

1968 AD

Simon SchamaSimon Schama

13 February 1945

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee

14 April 1889

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild

16 May 1948

Ian KershawIan Kershaw

29 April 1943

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau

12 June 1802

David OwenDavid Owen

02 July 1938

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis

31 May 1916

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson

27 March 1857

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb

07 December 1978

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor

14 December 1946

David StarkeyDavid Starkey

03 January 1945

Robert FiskRobert Fisk

12 July 1946

Max HastingsMax Hastings

28 December 1945

John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich

15 September 1929

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest

15 July 1917

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans

29 September 1947

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr

28 June 1892

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

25 March 1906

Tony JudtTony Judt

02 January 1948

Alan ClarkAlan Clark

13 April 1928

Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham

09 December 1900

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart

31 October 1895

R. G. CollingwoodR. G. Collingwood

22 February 1889

James George FrazerJames George Frazer

01 January 1854

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson

03 February 1924

Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies

14 August 1937

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

Norman DaviesNorman Davies

08 June 1939

Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov

20 April 1947

Alison WeirAlison Weir

1951 AD

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy

23 June 1935

Perry AndersonPerry Anderson

01 September 1938

Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash

12 July 1955

Orlando FigesOrlando Figes

20 November 1959

Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner

26 November 1940

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton

14 February 1925

Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy

17 June 1945

Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox

05 October 1946

Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton

1953 AD

Richard OveryRichard Overy

23 December 1947

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris

12 July 1922

Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn

16 June 1958

David RohlDavid Rohl

12 September 1950

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson

20 June 1723

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton

17 August 1921

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

Alan BullockAlan Bullock

13 December 1914

Robert LaceyRobert Lacey

03 January 1944

Frederick CoplestonFrederick Copleston

10 April 1907

Kevin BrownlowKevin Brownlow

02 June 1938

Lisa JardineLisa Jardine

12 April 1944

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook

1974 AD

David CesaraniDavid Cesarani

13 November 1956

Jonathan IsraelJonathan Israel

26 January 1946

Alistair HorneAlistair Horne

09 November 1925

Phillip KnightleyPhillip Knightley

23 January 1929

Simon Sebag-MontefioreSimon Sebag-Montefiore

27 June 1965

Michael WoodMichael Wood

23 July 1948

Dan JonesDan Jones

27 July 1981

David ThomsonDavid Thomson

18 February 1941

Jeremy BlackJeremy Black

30 October 1955

Anne GrantAnne Grant

21 February 1755

Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts

13 January 1963

David ChristianDavid Christian

30 June 1946

Christopher HillChristopher Hill

06 February 1912

George DysonGeorge Dyson

1953 AD

Ruth GoodmanRuth Goodman

1963 AD

Cyril Northcote ParkinsonCyril Northcote Parkinson

30 July 1909

John Morris RobertsJohn Morris Roberts

14 April 1928