BBC Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’: The Wolfson History Prize

BBC Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’: The Wolfson History Prize

May 2017

Listen again to BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' programme, featuring Professor Rana Mitter in conversation with the six authors shortlisted for this year's prestigious Wolfson History Prize in front of a live audience at the British Academy. Broadcast on 9 May 2017, this fascinating discussion is also available to download as a Radio 3 'Arts and Ideas' podcast - one not to be missed! 

The winner of the Wolfson History Prize will be announced on 15 May. For all the latest news, join the conversation at #WolfsonHistoryPrize.

The authors shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017 are:

             

Daniel Beer
for
The House of the Dead:
Siberian Exile under the Tsars 
(Allen Lane)

   

Chris Given-Wilson
for
Henry IV
(Yale University Press)

   


Christopher de Hamel
for
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
(Allen Lane)

    Sasha Handley
for
Sleep in Early Modern England
(Yale University Press) 

   

Lyndal Roper
for
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
(The Bodley Head)

   

Matthew Strickland
for
Henry the Young King, 1155-1183
(Yale University Press)