Jeremy Black has been described as 'the most prolific historical scholar of our age' and has researched deeply and written extensively on history, politics including political ideas, and international relations, and military history. And while he has specialised in British history from the 17th and 18th centuries to modern and contemporary times, his range his range embraces antiquity, early and mediaeval, to modern and contemporary, history, and on a global scale. He obtained a starred first in History at Queen's College, Cambridge, followed by postgraduate work at St John's College and Merton College, Oxford, was Lecturer in History at Durham University and Professor of History at Exeter University where he is now Emeritus Professor. He has lectured widely in the Commonwealth, Europe and the USA and served as archives editor and council member of prestigious research bodies and on editorial boards of academic journals. He was made MBE.