Reading Lists

Each month we invite a leading historian to recommend five books on their subject

15th October 2009
Francis Beckett, author of Marching to the Fault Line, the story of the 1984–5 miners’ strike, looks at books about British politics from 1945
1st September 2009
Clive Emsley, author of Hard Men: Violence in England Since 1750, recommends five further books on crime and physical force
10th August 2009
Sarah Gristwood, author of a study of the Virgin Queen’s relationship with Robert Dudley, recommends further reading on the last Tudor monarch
10th August 2009
Professor Andrew Lambert recommends books on the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793–1815)
5th August 2009
David Stafford, author of Secret Agent: the True Story of the Special Operations Executive, looks at books on Second World War guerilla warfare
5th August 2009
Julia Bush, whose book Women Against the Vote explores the opposition to women’s suffrage, chooses six books on the Suffragettes