About the Prize

About the Prize

Awarded annually for over forty years by a panel of distinguished historians, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with celebrating outstanding history.

First awarded in 1972, it remains Britain’s foremost history prize, promoting standards of excellence in scholarly history for a general audience.

Find out more about the history of the Prize.

Discover previous winners of the Prize.

We are thrilled to launch the Wolfson History Prize's dedicated Twitter account. Please follow and for the latest prize updates! We look forward to keeping you updated about the Wolfson History Prize 2019.


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11 February 2019