Linda Colley

Linda Colley

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Linda Colley (born 1949) is a British historian, widely known for her 1992 study "Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707–1837", which explored the development of Britishness following the 1707 Acts of Union. She is currently Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University. She became a well-known figure with a lecture "Britishness in the 21st Century" in December 1999, in the series of Millennium Lectures hosted by Tony and Cherie Blair.

She was an undergraduate at Bristol University, and worked on a doctorate at the University of Cambridge supervised by John H. Plumb. She became a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, before taking up a post at Yale University in 1982, later from 1992 being Richard M. Colgate Professor of History there. From 1998 she was Senior Leverhulme Research Professorship in History, at the London School of Economics, moving to Princeton, New Jersey in 2003.

She writes for "The Guardian" and featured in the BBC documentary, "The Power of Nightmares". The "New York Times" named her book "The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh" one of the "Ten Best Books of the Year" for 2007.

Linda Colley married the historian David Cannadine in 1982.


*"In Defiance of Oligarchy: the Tory Party 1714–1760" (1982)
*"Crown Pictorial: Art and the British Monarchy" (1990)
*"Lewis Namier" (1989)
*"Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837" (1992)
*"Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600–1850" (2002)
*"The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh" (2007)

External links

* The Guardian - [,12084,835407,00.html Book review of Captives]
* [ Princeton History Department]
* [ Interview]
* [,3604,1669330,00.html On Iraq]
* [ Review of "The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh" in the "New York Times"]
* [ "Ordeal" named one of the "Ten Best Books" of 2007]
* [ Colley archive] from "The New York Review of Books"

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