Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is one of Britain’s leading popular historians. Since leaving Cambridge, where he took the Archbishop Cranmer Prize for post-graduate research, he has written over 50 books including Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power and Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man, as well as making numerous radio and TV appearances.

Books by Derek Wilson

<a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/britains-rottenest-years"><strong>Britain’s Rottenest Years</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/britains-rottenest-years" class="plain-link">Think you’ve had a rotten year? Thing again… as this horrible history of Britain shows, whatever life is throwing at us in the 21st Century, our ancestors had it a whole lot worse.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/britains-rottenest-years"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/calamities-catastrophes-and-cock-ups"><strong>Calamities and Catastrophes</strong><br />The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/calamities-catastrophes-and-cock-ups" class="plain-link">In this fascinating, revelatory book, Derek Wilson picks the ten very worst years in world history and shows how history has a horrible habit of repeating itself.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/calamities-catastrophes-and-cock-ups"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>