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2020 Winner

The Boundless Sea

A Human History of the Oceans

David Abulafia

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The Boundless Sea

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2020 Shortlist

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‘The Boundless Sea:
A Human History of the Oceans’

David Abulafia

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‘A History of the Bible:
The Book and Its Faiths’

John Barton

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‘A Fistful of Shells:
West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution’

Toby Green

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‘Cricket Country:
An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire’

Prashant Kidambi

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‘The Five:
The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’

Hallie Rubenhold

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‘Chaucer:
A European Life’

Marion Turner

BBC Radio 3 – ‘Free Thinking’ Wolfson History Prize 2020

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