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”.

  • Pearl Harbor – Bringing East and West Together

    Photo: President Roosevelt addressing Congress to ask that a state of war be declared between the United States and Japan, 8 December 1941. 820 words / 4 minute read On the morning of December 6 – the day on which Hitler was forced to accept that Moscow was not about...

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    Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon, 28 June 1920 – 15 November 2021

    Photo: Clarissa Eden : From The Times obituary, 16 November 2021 450 words – 2 minute read It was a Friday, the 30th of January, on the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral and I was invited to Parliament for a rededication of the Oscar Nemon statu...

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  • Texas Bill H.B. No. 3979 “Fairness” on steroids

    Photo : The Nazi racial policy that defined the physical characteristics of those worthy to be considered Aryans or members of the German “Master Race”, and those considered “Untermenschen” believed to be racially and socially inferior beings. 975 words / 4 ½ ...

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