Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. A Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Jackson is one of the leading authorities on twentieth-century France. In 2010 he was made a Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government.

His books include France: The Dark Years (2001, shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award) and The Fall of France (2003, winner of the Wolfson History Prize).

His magisterial life of Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France, was published to universal acclaim in June 2018 by Allen Lane / Penguin. A Certain Idea of France won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, the American Library in Paris Award and the Elizabeth Longford award for historical biography, and was longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize.

Julian is now working on a new book, on the trial of Marshal Pétain, again for Allen Lane / Penguin.