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School of History


Professor Dan Todman wins Templer Medal book prize
26 April 2021

Head of the School of History, Professor Dan Todman won the book competition, organised by the Society for Army Historical Research, for his bestselling book on World War II.


Dr Daniel Lee publishes book to critical acclaim
5 October 2020

Dr Daniel Lee from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History has received critical acclaim for his book about little-known SS officer Dr Robert Griesinger.

The book, The SS Officer’s Armchair, tells the story of the life of Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart, a low-ranking Nazi official who, like most Nazis outside of Hitler’s inner circle, has remained relatively unknown. As such the book offers a unique insight into one of the darkest periods of Europe’s history.


School of History alumnus confirmed as UK’s top civil servant
2 September 2020

Simon Case, who holds a PhD from the School of History, has been named as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service from 9 September 2020, succeeding Sir Mark Sedwill.




Analysis of Henry VIII's personal Bible sheds new light on Britain's past
20 August 2020

An analysis of King Henry VIII's personal Bible by ourvery own Dr Eyal Poleg has revealed new information about the Reformation and sheds fresh light on Britain’s religious, political and constitutional past.