Paul Readman

Paul Andrew Readman, FRHistS, is a political and cultural historian. He is Professor in Modern British History at King's College London, where he was Head of the History Department (2008–12) and as of 2018 is Vice-Dean for Research.


Paul Readman was educated at Newpark Comprehensive School in County Dublin, Ireland, before attending Christ's College, Cambridge, where he received Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degrees;[1] his doctorate was awarded in 2002 for his thesis entitled "The role of land and landscape in English cultural and political debate, c. 1880–1910".[2] From 1999 to 2002, Readman was a Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge. In 2002, he became a lecturer at King's College London, and as of 2018 is now Professor in Modern British History. From 2008 to 2012, he was Head of the university's History Department, and is also Vice-Dean for Research.[1] As of 2018, he is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.[3]


Readman's research focuses on the cultural and political history of modern Britain; he specialises in British electoral politics from the 1860s to the 1940s, the history of British landscape preservation, the 'Land Question' in British politics, and patriotism and national identities in Britain.[1] His published works include:[4]

Reviews of his published worksEdit

Walking Histories 1800–1914
Borderlands in World History, 1700–1914
By-elections in British Politics 1832–1914
The Land Question in Britain, 1750–1950


  1. ^ a b c "Professor Paul Readman", King's College London. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "", EthOS (British Library). Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "List of Fellows – R", Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Professor Paul Readman: Research Outputs", King's College London. Retrieved 30 January 2018.