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=""><strong>Britain’s Rottenest Years</strong></a><br /><a href="" 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=""><img  src="" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>Calamities and Catastrophes</strong><br />The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History</a><br /><a href="" 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=""><img  src="" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>