Wolfson History Prize
Established in 1972, the Wolfson History Prize aims to recognise and reward the best historical writing produced in the UK.
The annual prize of £40,000 is awarded to the author whose book is judged to best combine readability and excellence in research.
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2017 announced
The winner of this year’s Wolfson History Prize, awarded for excellence in accessible and scholarly history, has been announced as Dr Christopher de Hamel for his book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts.
De Hamel, who receives the £40,000 prize, is Fellow and former librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was one of six authors shortlisted for the Prize earlier this year.