Famous Historians from England

List of notable or famous historians from England, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in England and even some popular historians who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from England is included when available.

These people, like Winston Churchill and David Starkey include images when available.

This historic historians from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from England?" These prominent historians of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English historians.

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  • A. J. P. Taylor
    Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)
    • Birthplace: Birkdale, United Kingdom
    Alan John Percivale Taylor (25 March 1906 – 7 September 1990) was a British historian who specialised in 19th- and 20th-century European diplomacy. Both a journalist and a broadcaster, he became ...more
  • Alexis Korner
    Dec. at 55 (1928-1984)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984), known professionally as Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a ...more
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Andrew Roberts (born 13 January 1963) is a British historian and journalist. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, a Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting ...more
  • Angus Calder
    Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Angus Lindsay Ritchie Calder (5 February 1942 – 5 June 2008) was a Scottish writer, historian, and poet. Initially studying English literature, he became increasingly interested in political history ...more
  • Anthony Cave Brown
    Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)
    Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929 in Bath - July 14, 2006 in Warrenton, Virginia) was an English-American journalist, espionage non-fiction writer, and historian.
  • Basil Davidson

    Basil Davidson

    Dec. at 95 (1914-2010)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    Basil Risbridger Davidson MC (9 November 1914 – 9 July 2010) was a British historian, writer and Africanist, particularly knowledgeable on the subject of Portuguese Africa prior to the 1974 Carnation ...more