Linda Colley

One of the most distinguished, incisive and original British historians at work today, Linda Colley has taught and written on the past and on politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently Shelby M.C.Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, she worked previously at Cambridge and Yale Universities and at the London School of Economics. A Fellow of the British Academy, her books include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-60’(1982), Namier (1988), Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837’(1992), which won the Wolfson Prize, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850 (2002), and The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007). She has delivered the Trevelyan Lectures at Cambridge, the Anstey Lectures at the University of Kent, and the Wiles Lectures at Queen’s University, Belfast. She has also delivered seminars and lectures for Amnesty International, the British Council, the Nehru Foundation, the US State Department, and 10 Downing Street, and served on the Board of the British Library and the Advisory Board of Tate Britain. She writes regularly for the London Guardian, the New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books.

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