Win this year's Wolfson History Prize shortlist


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**Win this year's Wolfson History Prize shortlist**

Books your thing? History your thing? Well you’re in the right place!

We’re giving away all six titles shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2019 to one lucky winner!

This includes no less than (. . . drum roll please . . .)

  • Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis. A major new biography of Oscar Wilde, described by the judges as ‘authoritative and tremendously readable’.
  • Building Anglo-Saxon England by John Blair. ‘A startling new interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world’.
  • Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson by Margarette Lincoln. ‘Covering crime and punishment, shipbuilding and repair, smuggling and much more’.
  • Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fulbrook. ‘A masterly work’.
  • Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words by Jeremy Mynott. ‘Charming, quirky, and . . . beautifully illustrated’.
  • Empress: Queen Victoria and India by Miles Taylor. ‘Victoria will never seem the same after this’!

The Wolfson History prize is the UK’s most prestigious historical writing prize, celebrating our very best writers. You can find out which book has won this year on Tuesday 12 June at

To enter the competition, simply fill out the form below. Good luck!