Celebrating outstanding history

Awarded by the Wolfson Foundation annually for over forty years, the Wolfson History Prize is the UK’s most prestigious history prize. It recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in research with readability.

2019 Winner

Reckonings

Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

Mary Fulbrook

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Shortlist

‘Building Anglo-Saxon England’

John Blair

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‘Reckonings:
Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice’

Mary Fulbrook

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‘Trading in War:
London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson’

Margarette Lincoln

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‘Birds in the Ancient World:
Winged Words’

Jeremy Mynott

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‘Oscar:
A Life’

Matthew Sturgis

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‘Empress:
Queen Victoria and India’

Miles Taylor

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