Chris Given-Wilson Shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Professor Emeritus Chris Given-Wilson’s Henry IV has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize.

Established in 1972, the Wolfson History Prize aims to recognise and reward the best historical writing produced in the UK. The annual prize of £40,000 is awarded to the author whose book is judged to best combine readability and excellence in research.

It is the first time that the Prize has issued a shortlist in its 45 year history. Each shortlisted author will receive £4,000. The overall winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s on Monday 15 May 2017 and will receive a total prize of £40,000.

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