Lord Peter Hennessy FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London
‘Writing the history of one’s own times’
Recorded at the British Academy Soirée, Tuesday 28 June 2016
But what are the pleasures and the pitfalls for professional historians who chronicle their own country in their own era? Can they detach the personal from the general? Should they even try to? Can autobiography fit easily into national biography?