My favorite historians

by meerschweinchen_freunde | created - 30 Jun 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Jeremy Paxman

Actor | Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Jeremy Paxman is arguably Britain's most respected political journalist, renowned for his tough, rigorous interviewing of public figures. He was born in Leeds and educated at a prestigious private school, Malvern College. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English. He joined ...

2. David McCullough

Actor | Seabiscuit

David McCullough was born on July 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Gaub McCullough. He is a writer and actor, known for Seabiscuit (2003), 1776 and Nova (1974).

3. David Starkey

Director | Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts

David Starkey was born on January 3, 1945 in Kendal, England as David Robert Starkey. He is a writer and director, known for Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts (2018), Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014) and Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts (2018).

4. Melvyn Bragg

Producer | The South Bank Show

Melvyn Bragg was born on October 6, 1939 in Wigton, Cumberland, England. He is a producer and writer, known for The South Bank Show (1978), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and Monitor (1958). He was previously married to Catherine Haste and Lisa Roche.

5. Shelby Foote

Writer | Memphis

Shelby Foote was born on November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA as Shelby Dade Foote Jr. He is known for his work on Memphis (1992), Baseball (1994) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He was married to Gwyn Rainer, Peggy DeSommes and Tess Lavery. He died on June 27, 2005...

6. Arthur Kent

Writer | A View of Bosnia

Arthur Kent is a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker who was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. After graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa, he was a correspondent for The National, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's principal television newscast. He left the network to ...

7. Michael Wood

Writer | The Great British Story: A People's History

Michael Wood was born on July 23, 1948 in Manchester, England as Michael David Wood. He is a writer and actor, known for The Great British Story: A People's History (2012), A Church to Yourself (1979) and The Nicholas Craig Masterclass (1990). He has been married to Rebecca Ysabel Dobbs since 1988....

8. Simon Schama

Writer | A History of Britain

Simon Schama was born on February 13, 1945 in London, England as Simon Michael Schama. He is a writer and producer, known for A History of Britain (2000), Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006) and The American Future: A History (2008). He is married to Virginia E. Papaioannou. They have one child.

9. Dan Jones

Writer | Elizabeth I

Dan Jones is known for his work on Elizabeth I (2017), The Real War of Thrones (2017) and Secrets of Great British Castles (2015).

10. Neil Oliver

Self | Coast Australia

Neil Oliver was born in 1967 in Ayr, Scotland. He is known for his work on Coast Australia (2013), Brookside (1982) and Today's Builder (2009).

11. Taner Akçam

Self | They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief

Taner Akçam was born on October 23, 1953 in Ölçek, Ardahan Province, Turkey. He is known for his work on They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief (2016), Intent to Destroy (2017) and Architects of Denial (2017).

12. Thomas Ricks

Self | Happening Now

Former Washington Post reporter.

13. Ken Burns

Producer | The Central Park Five

Celebrated American documentarian who gradually amassed a considerable reputation and a devoted audience with a series of reassuringly traditional meditations on Americana. Burns' works are treasure troves of archival materials; he skillfully utilizes period music and footage, photographs, ...

14. Doris Kearns Goodwin

Writer | Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born on January 4, 1943 in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, USA as Doris Helen Kearns. She is known for her work on Lincoln (2012), The Bully Pulpit and American Horror Story (2011). She was previously married to Richard N. Goodwin.

15. Bettany Hughes

Writer | The Spartans

Bettany Hughes was born in 1968 in Oxford, England. She is known for her work on The Spartans (2004), The Bible: A History (2010) and Timewatch (1982). She is married to Adrian Evans. They have two children.

17. Lucy Worsley

Writer | A Very British Romance

Lucy Worsley was born on December 18, 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She is a writer, known for A Very British Romance (2015), Our Food (2012) and Ceramics: A Fragile History (2011). She has been married to Mark Hines since 2011.

18. David Hackett Fischer

Writer | Midnight Riders

David Hackett Fischer is a writer, known for Midnight Riders, Rêve de Champlain (2015) and Pritzker Military Library Presents (2006).

19. Dominic Selwood

Revelation

Dominic Selwood is known for his work on Revelation (2001), Secrets of Great British Castles (2015) and Mysteries of the Abandoned (2017).

20. Ronald Hutton

Self | Tudor Monastery Farm

Ronald Hutton is known for his work on Tudor Monastery Farm (2013), Help! My House Is Haunted (2018) and Victorian Farm Christmas (2009).

21. David Adams

Director | White Lions: King of Kings

David Adams is a director and producer, known for White Lions: King of Kings (2005), The Last Mahout (2008) and Burma's Open Road: An Insight Into Myanymar (2007).

22. Colin Woodard

Writer | Crossbones

Colin Woodard is a writer, known for Crossbones (2014), Treasures Decoded (2012) and How the States Got Their Shapes (2011).

23. Bamber Gascoigne

Dig This Rhubarb

Bamber Gascoigne was born on January 24, 1935 in London, England as Arthur Bamber Gascoigne. He is known for his work on Dig This Rhubarb (1963), Jonathan Creek (1997) and Victorian Values (1987).

24. Robert Conquest

Writer | Egyptologové

Robert Conquest was born on July 15, 1917 in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England as George Robert Acworth Conquest. He is known for his work on Egyptologové (1974), The Book Programme (1973) and Modern Marvels (1993). He was married to Elizabeth Neece Wingate, Caroleen MacFarlane, Tatiana...

25. Jared Diamond

Self | Mars

Jared Diamond was born on September 10, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Jared Mason Diamond. He is known for his work on Mars (2016), Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005) and Earth 2100 (2009).

26. Dan Snow

Writer | The American Hero Ride

Dan Snow was born on December 3, 1978 in London, England as Daniel Robert Snow. He is a writer and producer, known for The American Hero Ride (2008), Imphal & Kohima: Britain's Greatest Battle (2018) and The Boat Race (1938).

27. Helge Ingstad

Self | Sjakk med Simen

Helge Ingstad was born on December 30, 1899 in Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway as Helge Marcus Ingstad. He was married to Anne-Stine Moe. He died on March 29, 2001 in Oslo, Norway.

28. Stefan Aust

Writer | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Stefan Aust was born on July 1, 1946 in Stade, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), The Candidate (1980) and War and Peace (1982).

34. Hélène Carrère d'Encausse

Self | Ex Libris

Hélène Carrère d'Encausse was born on July 6, 1929 in Paris as Hélène Zourabichvili.



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