The official website of Sir Martin Gilbert – 20th Century British Historian and the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill

It is for the historian either to Say what happened or to say that he cannot discover it.

To say, “Perhaps it was like this” is to mask a failure to get to the bottom of a problem: and failure in historical research is no crime. It is one of the hazards of the profession.

Sir Martin Gilbert

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”.

  • Find the answers in Sir Martin’s Indexes

    One of the exciting features of the website is the inclusion of the Indexes of Sir Martin’s core books.  He always took great pleasure in compiling these itemised indexes himself – writing them on index cards:  now they are available here on their associated b...

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    Gray Academy of Jewish Education Graduates

    Sir Martin’s book In Ishmael’s House presented to: Gray Academy of Jewish Education Graduates May 2014:  The winner of the Bernice Manishen Faintuch Peer Tutoring Scholarship, Shayna Wilhelmer, is presented by the late Bernice Faintuch’s niece Phyllis...

  • Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill

    “Finest Hour, The Journal for Winston Churchill” paid tribute to Sir Martin; dedicating their autumn issue, October 2014 in his honour. Richard Langworth, the editor writes : This is my last issue of “Finest Hour”. There is no better way to compl...