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”.
Report from the trenches or Are we there yet? From Esther Gilbert
Photo: From The Somme, The Heroism and Horror of War 650 words / 3 minute read In January 2020, I asked whether we would have 20:20 – perfect vision. Then, within the span of two months the world changed. We watched as the streets of Wuhan became empty, thinkin...Read more >>
Israeli President Herzog meets the Prince of Wales
Photo: HRH The Prince of Wales greets Israeli President Isaac Herzog, 22 November 2021,. Photo © GPO/ Kobi Gideon 320 words / 1 ½ minutes What gift does the President of Israel present to the Prince of Wales on his first visit to the UK as President? What to giv...Read more >>
The 80th Anniversary of the Wannsee Conference: 20 January 2022
The list of countries presented by Eichmann to the Wannsee Conference, with the number of Jews whom it was intended to be deported to their deaths. When genocide became mechanised 460 words / 2 minute read On 20 January 1942 thirteen senior Nazi and German officials met...Read more >>