Welcome to Sir Martin Gilbert's website, a celebration of his life and his work, his passion, his philosophy, his favourite haunts, his humour and his humanity.
The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin is a scholar and an historian who, through his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”.
“Last Testament” From Esther Gilbert
In 2006, Martin, who had been appointed a Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College in Michigan, was there speaking on “What Did Democracy Mean to Winston Churchill”. After his lecture, I made my way up to him. The moment he spotted me, he called out to m...Read more >>
Book Club Winner, September 2016, Alan Langstaff from the UK
Interestingly, I recently viewed “Winston Churchill the Wilderness Years” made by Southern Pictures in 1980 – 81 and starring Robert Hardy and a stellar cast of famous actors, many of whom are sadly no longer with us. I had not realised that Sir Martin had been th...Read more >>
CHURCHILL IN 1940: HIGH POINTS AND LOW POINTS
Journal of the British Politics Society, Norway British Politics Review,Volume 4, No. 4, Autumn 2009 ©Martin Gilbert I have made a close study during my Churchill work of the low points and high points of his war leadership. In this article, I have chosen seven...Read more >>