Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black

When I asked my academic colleagues to rate historians and their most famous works, their anger at the patronage system surprised me

The Royal Navy’s two new flagships may be too unwieldy and vulnerable

“Anti-weapons” are much better value for money than aircraft carriers

Calls for compensation to the descendants of slaves simplify history and miss the point that Africa was complicit in human trafficking

‘London does not need a new Holocaust memorial in the shadow of Parliament. It already has a very moving one in Hyde Park’ 

How will posterity view Brexit? Historians may now ignore its causes, but their successors may see it as just another response to global events

Heavy-hitters tackling big subjects of direct relevance to Britain today — now that is good news

An account of myths, lies and blunders on maps reveals their fascination and beauty

Two new editions of classic texts illuminate the duality of deep histories

We historians are failing in our responsibility to illuminate past and present by focusing on the slaughter without explaining its purpose