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

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
08 April 1737
Historian

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889
Historian

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

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian
Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973
Historian

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964
TV Presenters
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD
historian

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954
Barrister

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961
Actor

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978
historian
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

Dan JonesDan Jones
27 July 1981
 

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948
Theologian
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943
Contemporary historian, University teacher,
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925
Sociologist

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943
Historian
Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965
Historian

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,
Ambrosius AurelianusAmbrosius Aurelianus
Leader

Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

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

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932
Novelist

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916
Historian, University teacher

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political
Michael WoodMichael Wood
23 July 1948
historian
Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Historian

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

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935
Historian, Non-fiction writer
John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
15 September 1929
Television presenter, Politician, Historian,

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
25 March 1906
Historian

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

Hugh Trevor-RoperHugh Trevor-Roper
15 January 1914
Historian

Perry AndersonPerry Anderson
01 September 1938
historian, sociologist
Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts
13 January 1963
historian, journalist, biographer

B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart
31 October 1895
Soldier
James George FrazerJames George Frazer
01 January 1854
Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction
Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian

Thomas HutchinsonThomas Hutchinson
09 September 1711
Businessman
Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies
14 August 1937
Explorer, Submariner, Historian, Writer

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook
02 October 1974
Historian

Vasily Nikitich MitrokhinVasily Nikitich Mitrokhin
03 March 1922
Archivist

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

Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham
09 December 1900
historian, biochemist, writer
Leszek KołakowskiLeszek Kołakowski
23 October 1927
Philosopher

Ernst GombrichErnst Gombrich
30 March 1909
Art Historian

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher

Derek J. de Solla PriceDerek J. de Solla Price
22 January 1922
Historian
Alison WeirAlison Weir
1951 AD
historian, biographer

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
28 November 1832
Author
Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Artist

Orlando FigesOrlando Figes
20 November 1959
Writer, Historian, Lecturer

Peter WrightPeter Wright
09 August 1916
Intelligence officer
Hubert ParryHubert Parry
27 February 1848
Composer

John FoxeJohn Foxe
1516 AD
Historian
Norman DaviesNorman Davies
08 June 1939
Historian

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

William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University
Matthew ParisMatthew Paris
1200 AD
Artist and historian

Viktor SuvorovViktor Suvorov
20 April 1947
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Scout, Spy
R. G. CollingwoodR. G. Collingwood
22 February 1889
Philosopher

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

Thomas ArnoldThomas Arnold
13 June 1795
Educator

Ronald HuttonRonald Hutton
1953 AD
historian
Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert
25 October 1936
Historian
Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash
12 July 1955
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Essayist

Steven RuncimanSteven Runciman
07 July 1903
Historian

William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner
30 January 1902
Historian
Richard Henry TawneyRichard Henry Tawney
30 November 1880
Economist

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

Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
17 June 1945
Geopolitician, Historian, University teacher

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
04 December 1893
Art Historian

Mark LewisohnMark Lewisohn
16 June 1958
Writer, Music historian
Cyril Northcote ParkinsonC. Northcote Parkinson
30 July 1909
Naval Historian

George DysonGeorge Dyson
1953 AD
historian, historian of technology
Anita BrooknerAnita Brookner
16 July 1928
Author

G. M. TrevelyanG. M. Trevelyan
16 February 1876
Historian
Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Poet
Christopher HillChristopher Hill
06 February 1912
historian