Simon Schama

Simon Schama

A historian, author and TV documentary maker with over 40 documentaries to his name and also known as a vibrant communicator.


His epic 15 part TV series A History of Britain was a landmark television series for the BBC. He has advised the UK government on the teaching of history in schools and is a professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His latest work will be a major piece on the history of the Jewish people.

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About Simon Schama


  • He has made 40 documentaries on subjects ranging from American history to art and Shakespeare.
  • Praised as Britain's best arts presenter with his razor sharp scripts and distinctive style packed full of evocative detail.
  • Won record audiences of 4.4 million for A History of Britain which went on to become a best-selling documentary series on DVD

Speaking Style

Gripping and punchy he combines his expertise with a personal passion for his subject - enthralling his audiences with the power of his words

Speaking Topics


  • International Affairs
  • Education
  • History of Britain
  • Religion in Politics
  • Looking to the past to find lessons for tomorrow

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Books By Simon Schama


  • Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands 1780 - 1813 (1977)
  • Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel (1978)
  • The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (1987)
  • Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989)
  • Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations (1991)
  • Landscape and Memory (1995)
  • Rembrandt's Eyes (1999)
  • A History of Britain Vol. I (2000)
  • A History of Britain Vol. II (2001)
  • A History of Britain Vol. III (2002)
  • Hang Ups: Essays on Art (2005)
  • Rough Crossings (2005)
  • Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006)
  • The American Future: A History (2009)
  • Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill and My Mother (2011)
  • The Story of the Jews and the Fate of the World (2013)

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