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”.
The History of the Newsletters by Esther Gilbert
The new data protection laws coming into effect offer an opportunity for many of us to take a look at the newsletters we receive, and those we send. Because the readers of the Sir Martin Gilbert Newsletters have personally subscribed, and with our double opt-in, you nee...Read more >>
Randolph Churchill MBE on the 50th anniversary of his death
Photo: Winston Churchill with his son Randolph and daughter Mary at an American military cemetery near Namur, 15th July 1946, from Churchill, A Life. 6 June 1968 found Sir Martin on the beach in Portugal where he received word that his former boss Randolph Churchill, S...Read more >>
Read Gilbert, Putting the Present in Context
Refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and the concerns regarding them seem to have become a permanent fixture of our daily news. Yet it is important to remember that a generation ago, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of borders to the West, people wh...Read more >>