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”.
Sir Martin Gilbert Memorial Tribute
In honour of the one-year anniversary of Sir Martin Gilbert’s death on 3 February 2015, we are pleased to share the Memorial Tribute evening in honour of Sir Martin’s life and his immense contribution to history, held at the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London o...Read more >>
Book Donation to Cayman Islands From Sir Martin’s private collection
George & Lynne Walton in the library they established on Cayman Brac, with Sir Martin’s books donated from his private collection Letter from George Walton: Dear Lady Gilbert, I was very fortunate and highly privileged to have met you at the Commonwealth Jewis...Read more >>
“The Beast of Bergholt”
Picture: Randolph Churchill, Stour, East Bergholt, February 1965 My employment with Randolph Churchill began in October 1962, on my twenty-sixth birthday. Given Randolph’s reputation for drink and anger, my friends and I assumed that my engagement would be of short du...Read more >>