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 are 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.
Jerry is Emeritus Professor of Modern London History at Birkbeck, University of London.
Find out more at www.jerrywhite.co.uk.
The Battle of London 1939-45: Endurance, Heroism and Frailty Under Fire (2021).
Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison (2017).
Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War (2015).
London in the Eighteenth Century: A Great and Monstrous Thing (2013).
- London: The Story of a Great City
- London in the Twentieth Century
- London in the Nineteenth Century
- Campbell Bunk: The Worst Street in North London Between the Wars
- Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East-End Tenement Block, 1887-1920