Diarmaid MacCulloch shortlisted for Elizabeth Longford Prize

Posted on 23/04/2019

Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Thomas Cromwell: A Life (Allen Lane) is on a shortlist of four for the 2019 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.

Roy Foster (chair) said: “These biographies demonstrate how four remarkable people not only made their own history, but sensed the zeitgeist and came to personify it – which is exactly the kind of insight provided by the work of Elizabeth Longford, whom this prize commemorates.”

The winner will be announced on 8 May and presented with the £5,000 award at the Society of Authors’ Awards and Summer Party on 17 June.  Previous recipients of the prize include Ian Kershaw, Ben Macintyre, and Frances Wilson.

photo: Chris Gibbons