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David Kynaston

David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He holds a degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written nineteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and WG’s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman v. Players match at Lord’s in July 1898. He is the author of Austerity Britain, 1945-51, Family Britain, 1951-57, and Modernity Britain (1957-1962), the first three volumes in a series covering the history of post-war Britain (1945-79) under the collective title ‘Tales of a New Jerusalem’. Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 was published in 2017. His most recent books are Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (Bloomsbury, 2018), which he co-authored with Stephen Fay and Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem, co-authored with Francis Green.

David Kynaston lives and works in London and is an honorary professor at Kingston University

Books in order of publication:

King Labour: The British Working Class, 1850-1914 (1976)

WG's Birthday Party (1990)

The City of London, Volume I: A World of its Own, 1815-1890 (1994)

The City of London, Volume II: Golden Years, 1890-1914 (1995)

The City of London, Volume III: Illusions of Gold, 1914-1945 (1999)

The City of London, Volume IV: A Club No More, 1945-2000 (2001)

City State; How the Markets Came to Rule Our World, with Richard Roberts (2002)

Austerity Britain, 1945-51 (2007)

Family Britain, 1951-57 (2009)

City of London: The History (2012)

Modernity Britain, Book One: Opening the Box, 1957-59 (2013)

Modernity Britain, Book Two: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 (2014)

The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC (2015)

Till Time’s Last Sand:  A History of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 (2017)

Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket, with Stephen Fay (2018)

Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem, with Francis Green (2019)

David Kynaston Titles