Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
3,600 (5,917)686,036 (3.99)60
The Thirty Years War 1,152 copies, 15 reviews
The Trial of Charles I 584 copies, 5 reviews
The King's peace, 1637-1641 393 copies, 4 reviews
The World of Rubens, 1577-1640 367 copies, 2 reviews
The King's War, 1641-1647 340 copies, 2 reviews
William the Silent 145 copies, 3 reviews
Montrose 58 copies, 1 review
Oliver Cromwell 55 copies
The English Civil War 46 copies, 1 review
Auto-da-Fé (Translator, some editions) 2,179 copies, 30 reviews
Poems of Andrew Marvell (Introduction, some editions) 94 copies, 1 review
The Trial of Charles I (Introduction) 41 copies
The Penguin New Writing No. 21 (Contributor) 2 copies
Hamlet's divinity (Introduction, some editions) 1 copy
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
C.V. "Veronica" Wedgwood was an English historian who specialized in 16th and 17th century European histories, especially the English Civil War. She took a First in Modern History at Oxford University. The Independent called her the most distinguished woman historian of her time. Her acclaimed biographies include those of Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, William the Silent, and Cardinal Richelieu. She was a direct descendant of the famous 18th-century potter Josiah Wedgwood. Among her many volunteer roles and honors, she served as a trustee of the National Gallery and president of the Society of Authors as well as president of the International PEN Club. She was also the author of two translations: Charles V by Carl Brandi in 1939, and Elias Canetti's Die Blendung, as Auto-da-Fé, in 1946.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.99)
0.5 1
1 8
1.5 3
2 21
2.5 8
3 100
3.5 44
4 225
4.5 37
5 188

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

C. V. Wedgwood is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


C. V. Wedgwood is composed of 20 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 174,089,653 books! | Top bar: Always visible