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The Wolfson History Prize 2017The Wolfson History Prize 2017 Shortlist announced! The six shortlisted titles for the Wolfson History Prize 2017 have been announced. It is the first time that the Prize has issued a shortlist in its 45 year history. Each shortlisted author will receive £4,000. The overall winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s on Monday 15 May 2017 and will receive a prize of £40,000. The shortlisted books for this year’s award are:House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel BeerHenry IV by Chris Given_WilsonMeetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de HamelSleep in Early Modern England by Sasha HandleyMartin Luther: Renegade and Prophet by Lyndal RoperHenry the Young King by Matthew Strickland The Judges for the Wolfson History Prize 2017 are: Sir David Cannadine (Chairman), Sir Richard Evans, Professor Julia Smith and Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch.

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation said: “We are delighted to announce this shortlist of six remarkable books. Together they exhibit a wonderful range of period, place and type of history. But they are united by their brilliance, combining the highest scholarly standards with a lucid readability. They will be enjoyed by a wide audience, and I can imagine any of them as an ideal companion for a summer holiday.

We are also very excited to be announcing a shortlist for the first time. This reflects the sheer range and quality of history being produced in the UK today. We hope that the shortlist will shine a light on even more books, and also encourage debate about what makes brilliant, accessible history.”

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Daniel Beer
Christopher de Hamel
Lyndal Roper
Chris Given-Wilson
Sasha Handley
Matthew Strickland