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


Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

Mary Fulbrook

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Key dates for 2020


Shortlist announced

29 April 2020


Winner announced

15 June 2020

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Keep up to date with the Prize

Jan Rüger's Heligoland () was shortlisted for the 2018. 'Visitors today may be quite unaware of Heligoland’s curious history or of the weight of symbolism it once bore...They should read Rüger’s fas...

In the lead-up to the 2020 shortlist announcement on 29 April, we will be showcasing the 2018 and 2019 nominees. We can't wait to recap on the brilliant titles, kicking off with 2018. Perfect recommendat...