Welcome to the RHS Book Prizes 2020!
Ahead of the full Virtual RHS Publication, Fellowship and Teaching Awards for 2020, which will be presented later today, Wednesday 22 July, at 16.30 BST, we are delighted to present all twelve of the shortlisted authors for the 2020 RHS Whitfield and Gladstone Book Prizes.
The videos below introduce you to the authors, the ideas that shaped their research, and more about the books themselves.
We welcome you all to join us today as we celebrate some of the best historical scholarship being produced by early career historians.
The RHS Whitfield Prize 2020
ShortlistED Author videos
The Whitfield Prize was established by the Royal Historical Society in 1976 at the bequest of Professor Archibald Stenton Whitfield, a Fellow of the Society who died in 1974. The prize offers an annual award of £1,000 for a work on British or Irish history that is the author’s first sole book publication.
The RHS Gladstone Prize 2020
Shortlisted Author videos
In honour of the value William Gladstone placed on the study of history, the Gladstone Memorial Trust made it possible for the RHS to launch the Gladstone History book prize in 1998 on the centenary of Gladstone’s death. The prize offers an annual award of £1,000 for a work of history on a topic not primarily related to British history that is the author’s first sole book publication.