The Wolfson History Prize is awarded annually to promote and recognise outstanding history written for a general audience. First awarded in 1972, it remains a beacon of the best historical writing being produced in the UK, reflecting qualities of both readability and excellence in writing and research.
Books are judged on the extent to which they are readable, scholarly and accessible to the non-specialist reader.
A shortlist of six books is announced in spring, followed by a reception in early summer when one overall winner will be announced.
The winning author will receive a total prize of £40,000. The other five shortlisted authors will be awarded an award of £4,000 each.
Submissions for the 2019 Prize are open from 1 July to 30 September 2018.
Information for publishers is available here.