Professor Jerry White
Jerry White has been writing London history since the early 1970s, much of it while pursuing a career in local government. His first two books were oral histories of contrasting London communities.
From 1997 he embarked on a series of books about modern London, beginning with LONDON IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A City and Its People, winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 2002; this was followed by LONDON IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: ‘A HUMAN AWFUL WONDER OF GOD’, and the final volume of the trilogy, LONDON IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: A Great and Monstrous Thing, was published in 2012.
He was awarded the Hon. Degree of D. Litt. by the University of London in 2005 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2008. Since 2009 he has been teaching London history at Birkbeck.
Jerry White’s new book MANSIONS OF MISERY: The Story of the Marshalsea Debtors Prison will be published by The Bodley Head in Autumn 2016.
ZEPPELIN NIGHTS - The Bodley Head/RH, 2014
LONDON IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
LONDON IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
LONDON IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
LONDON: THE STORY OF A GREAT CITY
THE MARSHALSEA: TERROR, RESISTANCE AND SURVIVAL IN A LONDON DEBTORS’ PRISON
MANSIONS OF MISERY: The Story of the Marshalsea Debtors Prison
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