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
 
Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD
historian
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978
historian
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
27 April 1737
Historian

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
06 June 1909
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher,
Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
26 September 1907
Art historian, University teacher

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889
Historian, Professor, Diplomat

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943
Contemporary historian, University teacher,

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916
Historian, University teacher

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

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,
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,

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

James George FrazerJames George Frazer
01 January 1854
Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer
E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

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

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart
31 October 1895
Journalist, Military historian, Historian, Writer

Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies
14 August 1937
Explorer, Submariner, Historian, Writer

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

Tony JudtTony Judt
02 January 1948
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
Norman DaviesNorman Davies
08 June 1939
Historian

Alison WeirAlison Weir
1951 AD
historian, biographer

Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash
12 July 1955
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Essayist
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer
Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov
20 April 1947
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Scout, Spy

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

Orlando FigesOrlando Figes
20 November 1959
Writer, Historian, Lecturer

Perry AndersonPerry Anderson
01 September 1938
historian, sociologist

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher
Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
17 June 1945
Geopolitician, Historian, University teacher

Robin Lane FoxRobin Lane Fox
05 October 1946
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

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

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson
20 June 1723
Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Soldier,
Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn
16 June 1958
Writer, Music historian

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,
Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton
1953 AD
historian

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist

William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University
Frederick CoplestonFrederick Copleston
10 April 1907
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Cleric, Catholic

Alan BullockAlan Bullock
13 December 1914
Politician, Historian of the modern age,
David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook
1974 AD
historian

Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian
Kevin BrownlowKevin Brownlow
02 June 1938
Film director, Film producer, Historian,

Lisa JardineLisa Jardine
12 April 1944
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
Jonathan IsraelJonathan Israel
26 January 1946
Cultural historian, Historian of the modern age

David CesaraniDavid Cesarani
13 November 1956
historian of the modern age, historian,

Alistair HorneAlistair Horne
09 November 1925
Historian, Journalist

Phillip KnightleyPhillip Knightley
23 January 1929
Journalist, Historian
Jeremy BlackJeremy Black
30 October 1955
military historian, historian of the modern age,
Simon Sebag-MontefioreSimon Sebag-Montefiore
27 June 1965
 

Michael WoodMichael Wood
23 July 1948
historian

Dan JonesDan Jones
27 July 1981
 

David ThomsonDavid Thomson
18 February 1941
journalist, writer, biographer, screenwriter
Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755
Poet, Historian

Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts
13 January 1963
historian, journalist, biographer

Christopher HillChristopher Hill
06 February 1912
historian

David ChristianDavid Christian
30 June 1946
historian

George DysonGeorge Dyson
1953 AD
historian, historian of technology
Ruth GoodmanRuth Goodman
1963 AD
 

Cyril Northcote ParkinsonCyril Northcote Parkinson
30 July 1909
 
John Morris RobertsJohn Morris Roberts
14 April 1928
 

Hugh Redwald Trevor-RoperHugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
15 January 1914
 

Sir John Desmond Patrick KeeganSir John Desmond Patrick Keegan
15 May 1934