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Richard Weight is the author of Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 and co-authored Modern British History: The Essential A-Z Guide. He studied history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to do a PhD at University College, London. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Boston and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Richard also makes documentaries for radio and television on many aspects of British life.

Books by Richard Weight


A rollicking ride through the jazz-fuelled, scooter-riding years of the quintessential British culture – and what it continues to mean for us today.

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Modern British History

An invaluable and opinionated guide to modern Britain.

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