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
David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer

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

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
08 April 1737
Historian

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

John Morris RobertsJohn Roberts
14 April 1928
Historian

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD
historian
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973
Historian
Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

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

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964
TV Presenters

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978
historian

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954
Barrister
Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948
Theologian

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961
Actor

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,
Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965
Historian

Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945
Journalist, Military historian, Writer
Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943
Historian

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925
Sociologist
Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943
Contemporary historian, University teacher,
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

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Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916
Historian, University teacher
Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician

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

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932
Novelist
John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
15 September 1929
Television presenter, Politician, Historian,
A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart
31 October 1895
Soldier

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

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Historian
E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political

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

Hugh Trevor-RoperHugh Trevor-Roper
15 January 1914
Historian

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

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist
Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction

Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert
25 October 1936
Historian
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
01 January 1854
Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer

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

Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham
09 December 1900
historian, biochemist, writer
Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
22 January 1858
Sociologist

Leszek KołakowskiLeszek Kołakowski
23 October 1927
Philosopher
Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher

Norman DaviesNorman Davies
08 June 1939
Historian

R. G. CollingwoodR. G. Collingwood
22 February 1889
Philosopher

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

Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov
20 April 1947
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Scout, Spy
Perry AndersonPerry Anderson
01 September 1938
historian, sociologist

Ernst GombrichErnst Gombrich
30 March 1909
Art Historian

Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner
30 January 1902
Historian

Orlando FigesOrlando Figes
20 November 1959
Writer, Historian, Lecturer
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

Alison WeirAlison Weir
1951 AD
historian, biographer
Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner
26 November 1940
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher

Steven RuncimanSteven Runciman
07 July 1903
Historian

Matthew ParisMatthew Paris
1200 AD
Artist and historian
John FoxeJohn Foxe
1516 AD
Historian

Richard OveryRichard Overy
23 December 1947
Military historian, 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

Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton
1953 AD
historian
Anita BrooknerAnita Brookner
16 July 1928
Author

Cyril Northcote ParkinsonC. Northcote Parkinson
30 July 1909
Naval Historian
Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Artist

Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn
16 June 1958
Writer, Music historian

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
04 December 1893
Art Historian

Lesley BlanchLesley Blanch
06 June 1904
Author
Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist
Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Poet

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

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

Austen Henry LayardAusten Henry Layard
05 March 1817
Archaeologist
James RennellJames Rennell
03 December 1742
Geographer

William CamdenWilliam Camden
02 May 1551
Historian

Thomas ArnoldThomas Arnold
13 June 1795
Educator

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook
02 October 1974
Historian

David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,
Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson
20 June 1723
Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Soldier,

Frances YatesFrances Yates
28 November 1899
Historian
Frederick CoplestonFrederick Copleston
10 April 1907
Priest

C. H. DouglasC. H. Douglas
20 January 1879
Engineer
Lisa JardineLisa Jardine
12 April 1944
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
Alan BullockAlan Bullock
13 December 1914
Historian