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”.
Iran What’s going on? Where did it come from?
Photo: Ayatollah Khomeini on the Iran 2000 Rial banknote (in November 2022, worth £.04 or $.047) 635 words / 3 minute read 1953: Not only Communism, but Islam, was offering an alternative political system to parliamentary democracy. On November 2 the Constituent...Read more >>
The Abraham Accords Bear Fruit
Photo: Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis with museum founder Sheikh Ahmed Al Mansoori at the Crossroads of Civilisation Museum’s Holocaust exhibit in Dubai, November 2022. 360 words / 2 minute read You might have missed it. But tucked away between the struggle of the brave ...Read more >>
“A Strange Christmas Eve” Winston Churchill’s broadcast to the American people, 24 December 1941
Photo: Churchill with Roosevelt give a joint press conference in Washington, 23 December 1941, photo Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 350 words / 1 ½ minute read Germany declared war on the United States on 11 December 1941, four days after the Japanese at...Read more >>