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Book awards: Wolfson History Prize

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Works (91)

Grand Strategy, Vol. 4 (History of Second World War / U.K. Military History) by Michael Howard1972
Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas1972
Henry II by W. L. Warren1973
The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances A. Yates1973
Ambition, Love, and Politics by Theodore Zeldin1974
The Ancient Economy by M. I. Finley1974
Edward VIII by Frances Donaldson1975
The Poor of Eighteenth-Century France, 1750-1789 by Olwen H. Hufton1975
The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 by Norman Stone1976
A History of Building Types by Nikolaus Pevsner1976
Mussolini's Roman Empire by Denis Mack Smith1977
Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 by Simon Schama1977
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne1978
Clementine Churchill by Mary Soames1979
The Foundations of Modern Political Thought by Quentin Skinner1979
Tod in Paris: Die Leichen der Seine 1795-1801 by Richard Cobb1979
Culture and Anarchy in Ireland, 1890-1939 by F. S. L. Lyons1980
A Liberal Descent: Victorian historians and the English past (Cambridge Paperback Library) by J. W. Burrow1981
The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550-1700: An Interpretation by Robert John Weston Evans1981
Death and the Enlightenment: Changing Attitudes to Death among Christians and Unbelievers in Eighteenth-Century France by John McManners1982
King George V by Kenneth Rose1983
Winston S. Churchill: Finest Hour, 1939-1941 (Volume VI) by Martin Gilbert1983
Chivalry by Maurice Keen1984
The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser1984
Dudley Docker: The Life and Times of a Trade Warrior by R. P. T. Davenport-Hines1985
Lloyd George: From Peace to War 1912 - 1916 by John Grigg1985
The Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline by J. H. Elliott1986
European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550-1750 (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization) by Jonathan I. Israel1986
The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415 by R. R. Davies1987
The Mediterranean Passion: Victorians and Edwardians in the South by John Pemble1987
Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years, 1830-1910 by Richard J. Evans1989
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy1989
How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War by Donald Cameron Watt1990
The Quest for El Cid by Richard Fletcher1990
The Architecture of Medieval Britain: A Social History by Colin Platt1991
Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair by John Bossy1992
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives by Alan Bullock1992
Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707–1837 by Linda Colley1993
John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 2: The Economist as Saviour, 1920-1937 by Robert Skidelsky1993
Living and Dying in England, 1100-1540: The Monastic Experience by Barbara Harvey1994
The Making of Europe by Robert Bartlett1994
The Kaiser and his Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany by John C. G. Röhl1995
William Morris: A Life for Our Time by Fiona MacCarthy1995
Gladstone: 1875-1898 by H. C. G. Matthew1996
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figesnot in English Common Knowledge1997
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes1997
Jennie Lee: A Life by Patricia Hollis1998
The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer1998
The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery1999
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor1999
An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare by Joanna Bourke2000
Salisbury: Victorian Titan by Andrew Roberts2000
The Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower2001
Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World by Roy Porter2001
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis by Ian Kershaw2001
Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500 by Barry Cunliffe2002
London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People by Jerry White2002
Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation by Robert Gildea2003
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple2003
The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940 by Julian Jackson2004
The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch2004
Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin by Frances Harris2004
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia by Richard Overy2005
In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War by David Reynolds2005
Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 by Chris Wickham2006
Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy 1400-1600 by Evelyn S. Welch2006
City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London by Vic Gatrell2007
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark2007
The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze2007
After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire since 1405 by John Darwin2008
God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill2008
Dance in the Renaissance: European Fashion, French Obsession by Margaret M. McGowan2009
Pompeii: The Life of A Roman Town by Mary Beard2009
Divided Houses by Jonathan Sumption2010
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven2010
Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire by Nicholas Thomas2011
The Man On Devil’s Island by Ruth Harris2011
Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life by Susie Harries2012
The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland by Alexandra Walsham2012
Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy by Christopher Duggan2013
Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest by Susan Brigden2013
The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World by Cyprian Broodbank2014
Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History by Catherine Merridale2014
National Service: A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963 by Richard Vinen2015
Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I by Alexander Watson2015
Augustine: Conversions to Confessions by Robin Lane Fox2016
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann2016
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel2017
Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall2018
Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fulbrook2019
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans by David Abulafia2020

Award description

Awarded by the Wolfson Foundation
The Wolfson History Prizes, which were established in 1972, are awarded annually to promote and encourage standards of excellence in the writing of history for the general public. Prizes are given annually, usually for two exceptional works published during the year, with an occasional oeuvre prize (a general award for an individual's distinguished contribution to the writing of history)
Wolfson Prize website
(Until 1987, prizes were awarded at the end of the competition year. However, subsequent prizes were awarded in the summer following the year of the books' publication. Accordingly, there is no prize listed for 1988.)


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