RHS President Margot Finn (front left) with (from left) Ashley Atkins, Claire Eldridge, William Cavert, Elly Robson, Felicity Hill, Stephanie Mawson, Alice Taylor.
At a reception following the Prothero Lecture on 7 July, RHS President Margot Finn announced the 2017 RHS Prize Winners.
The Whitfield Prize is awarded to:
Claire Eldridge, for From empire to exile History and memory within the pied-noir and harki communities, 1962–2012, published by Manchester University Press.
The Gladstone Prize is awarded jointly to:
William Cavert, for The Smoke of London Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City, published by Cambridge University Press;
Alice Taylor, for The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, published by Oxford University Press.
The Alexander Prize is awarded to:
Stephanie Mawson, for ‘Convicts or Conquistadores?: Spanish Soldiers in the Seventeenth-Century Pacific’, Past and Present, vol. 232 (2016), 87-125.
The Rees Davies Prize is awarded to:
Ashley Atkins for his University of St Andrew’s dissertation, ‘The authorship, function, and ideological origins of the Claim of Right of 1989’.
The David Berry Prize is awarded to:
Malcolm Petrie, for his essay ‘Fear of a “Slave State”: Individualism, Libertarianism, and the Rise of Scottish Nationalism c.1945-c.1979’.