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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‘Building Anglo-Saxon England’

John Blair

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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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A Life’

Matthew Sturgis

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Queen Victoria and India’

Miles Taylor

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Keep up to date with the Prize

Mary Fulbrook on writing her 2019 winning title Reckonings (): “This was a horrible book to write…I was filled with moral outrage throughout writing it and it felt almost impossible to do justice to ...

Mary Fulbrook, who won the 2019 this week for her book , tells 'when the world is going through historic change, knowledge and understanding of history is more essential than ever'. Recap this year's ...

Last but not least : 'Queen Victoria was the first monarch to explore the possibilities of modern monarchy and that’s what Miles Taylor shows so brilliantly in Empress. This is an inspired exploration of how to turn symbols int...

'Sturgis manages to provide an absorbing all-round picture of this extraordinary, complicated man... Here is the panorama of an extraordinary explosion of creativity, then the terrible fall and all that came after' - Diarmaid MacCulloch ...