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”.
Jane Williams, Lady Williams of Elvel: 11 December 1929 – 15 July 2023
Photo: Lord and Lady Williams, at Martin’s memorial, November 2015 425 words / 2 minute read It seems that these pages these days have focussed on people we have recently lost. I have been fortunate to have met, for the most part through Martin, individuals who ...Read more >>
Early days on the Western Front, September 1914
Photo: Alfred Leete’s recruitment poster of Kitchener 480 words / 2 minute read On September 5, as the battle on the Marne began, the magazine London Opinion published a graphic drawing of Lord Kitchener, his gloved finger pointing out of the page, with the capt...Read more >>
How these atlases came to be: The Jewish History Atlas, 9th edition
Photo: The 1921 travels of Dr Issac Ochberg to collect 181 Jewish orphan children from an area that is now northwest Ukraine and southern Belarus, and bring them to safety in South Africa. One of the new maps added to the Jewish History Atlas. 700 words / 3 ½ minute<...Read more >>