The English Historical Review

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The English Historical Review is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that was established in 1886[1] and published by Oxford University Press (formerly Longman). It publishes articles on all aspects of history – British, European, and world history – since the classical era. It is the oldest surviving English language academic journal in the discipline of history.

The English Historical Review
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Edited byCatherine Holmes, Peter Marshall, Stephen Conway and Hannah Skoda
Publication details
0.309 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Engl. Hist. Rev.
ISSN0013-8266 (print)
1477-4534 (web)
OCLC no.474766029

Six issues are published each year, and typically include four articles from a broad chronological range (roughly, medieval, early modern, modern and twentieth century) and around sixty book reviews. Review Articles are commissioned by the editors. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided, and an annual summary of editions, reference works and other materials of interest to scholars is also produced.[2]

The journal was established in 1886 by John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Regius professor of modern history at Cambridge, and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[3] The first editor was Mandell Creighton. The current editors are Catherine Holmes, Peter Marshall, Stephen Conway and Hannah Skoda.[4]

List of editorsEdit

Editors of The English Historical Review:

1886-91 Mandell Creighton

1891-1894 Samuel Rawson Gardiner assisted by Reginald Lane Poole

1895-1901 S R Gardiner and Reginald Lane Poole

1902-1920 Reginald Lane Poole, assisted (1920) by George Norman Clark

1921-25 G N Clark assisted (1924-5) by E. Stanley Cohn

1926 G N Clark and Charles William Previté-Orton

1927-38 C W Previté-Orton

1938-39 C W Previté-Orton and G N Clark

1939-58 John Goronwy Edwards and Richard Pares

1958-59 J G Edwards and Denys Hay

1959-1965 Denys Hay

1965-67 John Michael Wallace-Hadrill

1967-74 J M Wallace-Hadrill and John Morris Roberts

1974-78 J M Roberts and George Arthur Holmes

1978-81 G A Holmes and Angus Donald Macintyre

1982-1986 AD Macintyre and Penry Herbert Williams

1986-90 PH Williams and Robert John Weston Evans

1991-95 RJW Evans and John Maddicott

1996-99 JH Maddicott and John Stevenson

1999-2001 JH Maddicott and Jean Dunbabin

2001 Jean Dunbabin and John Rowlatt

2001-04 Jean Dunbabin and George W. Bernard

2004-6 G W Bernard and Philip Waller

2007-12 G W Bernard and Martin Conway

2012-13 Martin Conway and Catherine Holmes

2013-16 Martin Conway, Catherine Holmes and Peter Marshall

2017- Catherine Holmes, Peter Marshall, Stephen Conway and Hannah Skoda

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Horn, D. B.; Ransome, Mary, eds. (1957). English Historical Documents: 1714-1783. English Historical Documents, volume 10. Oxford University Press. p. 76.
  2. ^ "Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | English Historical Review | About the Journal". Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  3. ^ R. C. S. Trahair, From Aristotelian to Reaganomics: a dictionary of eponyms with biographies in the social sciences (1994), p. 5
  4. ^ "Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | English Historical Review | Editorial Board". Retrieved 2016-01-19.

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