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

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition - we hope you had a good Monday. The winner is... ! Congratulations. Please DM us your postal address, and we will pop a copy of Reckonings in the p...

What light does history shed on our currently divided nation and does it give us any hope for a more united future? Insights from History for a Divided Nation with judge Diarmaid MacCulloch on 17 Feb. ...