Bede (672-735 AD)

Accepted as the first historian of England and the English, his history of Anglo-Saxon Britain remains an important source to this day.

Read more 672 - 735 AD

Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100-1155AD)

A 12th century Welsh historian and writer of the pseudo-historical work The History of the Kings of Britain.

Read more 1100 - 1155 AD

Roger of Wendover (d.1236)

A thirteenth century chronicler who made very influential remarks on Magna Carta, 1215.

Read more N/A - 1236 AD

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

An English rationalist historian best known for his work on, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Read more 1737 - 1794 AD

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

A pioneering feminist concerned with women's education, wrote several books including some novels and was a controversial historian and philosopher of her time.

Read more 1759 - 1797 AD

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) 

A Scottish philosopher, essayist and historian who focused his work on the French Revolution and the notion of 'the Hero' in history. Carlyle was also noted for his acclaimed lectures and his debated influence on some key figures in Nazi Germany.

Read more 1795 - 1881 AD

Eleanor Constance Lodge (1869-1939)

A leading medieval historian and Principle at Westfield College in London. She was also a pioneer for women's education, active in the campaign for universities to award degrees to women.

Read more 1869 - 1939 AD

E.H Carr (1892-1982)

A historian of modern European, Soviet and contemporary history, most remembered for his The History of Soviet Russia and What is History?.

Read more 1892 - 1982 AD

T.W Moody (1907-1984)

A Northern Irish historian passionate about dispelling the myths within Irish history and educating the masses. His most significant works include A New History of Ireland and Davitt and Irish Revolution, 1848-1882.

Read more 1907 - 1984 AD

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012)

An internationally recognised leading Marxist historian whose work arguably remains the best introduction to modern European history.

Read more 1917 - 2012 AD

E.P Thompson (1924-1993)

A well renowned Marxist historian and peace activist and author of the seminal book The Making of the English Working Class.

Read more 1924 - 1993 AD