Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts FRHistS FRSL[2] (born 13 January 1963)[3] is a British historian and journalist. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King's College London and a Lehrman Institute Distinguished Lecturer at the New York Historical Society. Roberts was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he earned a first-class degree in Modern History.

His public commentary has appeared in several periodicals such as The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. Roberts himself is best known for his 2009 non-fiction work The Storm of War.[4][5] A look at the Second World War covering historical factors such as Hitler's rise to power and the organisation of Nazi Germany, the book has been lauded by[5] and received the British Army Military Book of the Year Award for 2010.[4] Elsewhere, his work has been criticised by, for example, The Economist who described one book as "a giant political pamphlet larded with its author's prejudices, with sneers at those who do not share them and with errors".[6] In his writings, Roberts supports an interventionist role for the UK in global diplomatic and military affairs, advocating "an active part in defending decency" through the UK's being "one of the world’s foremost moral policemen".[7] Roberts is self-described as "extremely right-wing".[8

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