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11th May 2018

Exeter historians nominated for Longman-History Today Book Prize 2018

Alumna of Exeter College Dr Emily Jones (2010, Modern British and European History) has been nominated for the 2018 Longman-History Today Book Prize along with Exeter’s former Bennett Boskey Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History, Dr Tom Lambert.

Dr Jones, a research fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge, was nominated for her debut book, Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914, which was published by Oxford University Press last year. The book explores the transformation of Burke (1730-97) from Whig politician to ‘founder of modern conservatism’ in Britain.

Dr Lambert, who was a Fellow at Exeter between 2012 and 2015 and is now History Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, received his nomination for Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England. Also published by Oxford University Press in 2017, Dr Lambert’s book explores English legal culture and practice across the Anglo-Saxon period, beginning with the essentially pre-Christian laws enshrined in writing by King Æthelberht of Kent in c. 600 and working forward to the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Established in 1997, the Longman-History Today awards are made jointly by the publishers Longman and History Today magazine to foster a wider understanding of, and enthusiasm for, history. There are two main awards: Book of the Year, awarded for an author’s first or second book, and the Historical Picture Researcher of the Year. Dr Jones and Dr Lambert join a shortlist with four other authors. The winner will be announced at the Longman-History Today awards evening in summer 2018.

You can read more about Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism here and about Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England here.


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