Margaret MacMillan introduces History’s People in St Andrews

Thursday 4th February 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Margaret MacMillan introduces History’s People

We’re thrilled to be hosting the premier of History’s People, the latest work of bestselling author and acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan!

In The War That Ended Peace MacMillan illustrated how intelligent, well-meaning leaders guided their nations into catastrophe. With History’s People she brings her gift for storytelling to a new study of the connections between individuals and the course of history. History’s People looks at women and men, some famous and some little-known, some who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times, as well as others who are memorable for being risk-takers, adventurers, or observers.

History’s People is a fascinating exploration of the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times. MacMillan teases out the most extraordinary insight from a collection of portraits that spans great leader like Bismark and Roosevelt, dreamers, explorers, and adventurers like Fanny Parkes, all the way to observers such as Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India, and Victor Klemperer – to name but a few.

MacMillan is Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her many awards include the Samuel Johnson Prize for Peacemakers, Duff Cooper Prize, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, and the Paddy Power Political Book Award for International Affairs Book of the Year.