Linda Colley, CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS (born 13 September 1949 in Chester, England) is an expert on British, imperial, and global history from 1700. She is currently Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University and a Long-Term Fellow in History at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. She previously held chairs at Yale University and at the London School of Economics. Her work frequently approaches the past from inter-disciplinary perspectives.

Colley is married to fellow historian David Cannadine.

Books in order of publication:

In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (1982)

Namier (1988)

Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837 (1992)

Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World 1600-1850 (2002)

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History – 2007

Taking Stock of Taking Liberties: A Personal View (2008)

Acts of Union and Disunion (2014)

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (2021)