The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert

Published: 5 Feb 2015

The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert

We were saddened to learn that The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert passed away on 3rd February after a long illness.

Sir Martin was the official biographer of Winston Churchill, and in 1973 he undertook a Churchill Fellowship to research the fifth volume of the biography. He travelled to Jerusalem and Delhi to study archives relating to Churchill’s policies in the Middle East and India.

He was recognised as one of the 20th century’s leading historians, producing more than eighty books on topics including World Wars I and II, Jewish studies and the Holocaust.

Churchill Fellows will know him as the author of Churchill: A photographic portrait, which they receive on award of their Fellowship.

Read the Churchill Centre's tribute