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”.
Churchill Fellows Weekend, 24-25 March
Photo: Winston Churchill and A.J.Balfour, 1920, photo courtesy of the late Sybil, Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley The keynote speaker at the Churchill Fellows Weekend will be His Excellency Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States who will be deliveri...Read more >>
Anthony Gilbert, composer, inspired by Sir Martin’s Kristallnacht
Anthony Gilbert, composer, read Sir Martin’s Kristallnacht, Prelude to Destruction and writes: In the summer of 2017 I was re-reading Sir Martin Gilbert’s very disturbing book on Kristallnacht and its immediate consequences. I’d reached the account of ...Read more >>
Poland’s Opportunity By Esther Gilbert
In Sir Martin’s thirteen books that chronicle the fate of Europe’s Jews during the Second World War, Poland has its rightful place at the centre of Europe, the invasion of which by German forces ignited the war. The Polish government is currently examining i...Read more >>