Wolfson History Prize

The Wolfson History Prizes are awarded annually to promote and encourage standards of excellence in the writing of history for the general public. Prizes are given for two or three exceptional historical or biographical works published during the year, with an occasional oeuvre prize (a general award for an individual's distinguished contribution to the writing of history). 

First awarded in 1972, the Prizes remain beacons of the best historical writing being produced in the UK, reflecting qualities of both readability and excellence in writing and research. The value of each of the two Prizes awarded in 2016 was £30,000.