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 Shortlist

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2019 Shortlist

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Key dates for 2019

Shortlist announced

15 April 2019

Winner announced

11 June 2019

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Jeremy Mynott spoke to about his 2019 shortlisting: 'birds played many different roles in ancient culture as indicators of time, weather and the seasons as well as a resource for hunting, eating, medicine...

'Charming, quirky, and lavishly detailed, this beautifully illustrated book helps us to understand ancient cultures from the unfamiliar angle of the ornithologist. ' The 2019 judges on shortlisted Birds in the Ancie...