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”.
Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education
Sir Martin’s map in the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey, chhange.org (Below) Sam Freiman recently visited his cousins Elfriede Schlesinger (on Sam’s right) and Adrienne Aldermeshi...Read more >>
Thoughts on Martin’s Birthday
Winston Churchill had a way with words. So may I be forgiven for quoting Churchill to speak for me in honouring my dear husband who would be celebrating his birthday this month? Martin and I were married for ten years. On September 12, 1918, Churchill wrote to his wife ...Read more >>
The Battle of Cable Street
I was born on 25 October 1936, three weeks after the Battle of Cable Street, and therefore have no recollections of it. I have prepared an account of it from contemporary documents, the newspapers of the time, and the recollections of some of those who took part in it f...Read more >>