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The Wolfson History Prize 2018 The Wolfson History Prize 2018

Awarded by the Wolfson Foundation each year since 1972, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with celebrating outstanding history. Now in its 46th year, it remains Britain’s foremost history prize, promoting standards of excellence in scholarly history for a general audience.

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Out of China How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination by Robert Bickers
Out of China How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
Robert Bickers
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 | April 2018 Book of the Month At once astonishingly detailed and succinctly incisive, this remarkably readable work lays bare the fascinating story of how China came to be the powerful country it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2017
The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Lindsey Fitzharris
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 "In the 1840s, operative surgery was a filthy business fraught with hidden dangers. It was to be avoided at all costs”. So states the author near the opening of this grippingly grisly work....
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017
A Deadly Legacy German Jews and the Great War by Dr. Tim Grady
A Deadly Legacy German Jews and the Great War
Dr. Tim Grady
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 With compelling clarity Tim Grady demonstrates how “Germany’s path through the First World War not only destabilised German politics and society; it also opened people’s minds to the power of violence and destruction”,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017
Black Tudors The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann
Black Tudors The Untold Story
Miranda Kaufmann
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 Combining exemplary investigative research with enthralling readability and a radiant human touch, this book will surely transform commonly-held perceptions of sixteenth century England, and the role of minorities in British history. Through detailed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
Heretics and Believers A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall
Heretics and Believers A History of the English Reformation
Peter Marshall
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 Remarkably researched, incisively argued and brimming with authoritative verve, Professor Peter Marshall’s Heretics and Believers will surely become a seminal text on this seminal period, providing as it does a painstakingly laid path...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018
Heligoland Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea by Jan Ruger
Heligoland Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea
Jan Ruger
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 An absolutely engrossing work of micro-history exploring how one tiny North Sea archipelago played an improbably large role in defining modern Europe. Located 300 miles off the east coast of England, and 29...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
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A shortlist of 6 books has been announced, April 2018. The overall winner will be announced in June 2018. The Winning author will receive a prize of £40,000 with the five remaining shortlisted writers being awarded a prize of £4,000 each.


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The shortlisted books for this year’s award were:

Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination by Robert Bickers
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann
Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall
Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea by Jan Ruger

The Judges for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 are: Sir David Cannadine (Chairman), Sir Richard Evans, Professor Carole Hillenbrand and Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch.

 

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Lindsey Fitzharris
Dr. Tim Grady
Miranda Kaufmann
Peter Marshall
Jan Ruger
Robert Bickers

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