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”.
Photo: A Soviet soldier raises the Hammer and Sickle on the roof of the Reichstag, Berlin, 30 April 1945 500 words/2 ½ minute read Editor’s Note: April was meant to be a time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of German concentration camps by B...Read more >>
Lockdown, Some thoughts in this uncertain time by Esther Gilbert
650 words/ 3 minute read Our world is entering (or is already in) uncharted waters in terms of the worldwide disaster facing us: disease, disruption of work and our normal routines and what we thought we’d be doing this year, along with fear of the economic impact...Read more >>
The “Catholic Churchill”
Photo: Pope Pius XII 300 words/1 1/2 minute read Thank you to my careful readers who found the typo in the March newsletter – what Martin would have called “a howler”. Very early in our own correspondence, Martin would send his writing by fax machine to me in Cana...Read more >>