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Jeremy Black


Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Graduating from Cambridge with a starred first, he did postgraduate work at Oxford, and then taught at Durham, eventually as Professor, before moving to Exeter in 1996. He has lectured extensively in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the USA, where he has held visiting chairs at West Point, Texas Christian University, and Stillman College. A past Council member of the Royal Historical Society, Jeremy Black is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Jeremy speaks on a wide range of topics including The Future of the World Economy, Why the Allies Won World War Two, and World War One. He has also written, and given lectures on, James Bond 007 and Sherlock Holmes.

His clients include McKinsey, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, ICAP and DNB-Nor. He has lectured extensively in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Slovenia. Some of his lectures are available online.

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He is, or has been, on editorial boards including the Journal of Military History, the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Media History, the International History Review, and History Today and was editor of Archives.

Author of over 100 books, especially on eighteenth century British politics and international relations, his recent publications include War and World 1450-2000 (Yale), The British Seaborne Empire (Yale), Maps and History (Yale), George III (Yale) and European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660-1815 (Routledge).

Jeremy was awarded an MBE in 2000 for his work on the 1999 stamps as advisor to the Royal Mail from 1997. This involved selecting the topics which covered British history, writing briefings for the stamp designers, and writing the text for the presentation packs.

Jeremy's work adds up to the most sustained presentation of British history in recent decades. He is a major exponent of military, diplomatic and cartographic history and his work is important in helping the British to look at their past, as well as in representing British history to foreign audiences.

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