ROBERT TOMBS is professor of history at the University of Cambridge and a leading scholar of Anglo-French relations. His most recent book, That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present, co-authored with his wife, Isabelle Tombs, is the first large-scale study of the relationship between the French and the British over the last three centuries.

Books in order of publication:

The War Against Paris, 1871, Cambridge, CUP, 1981, 256 p.

Thiers 1797–1877: A Political Life, with J.P.T. Bury, London, Allen & Unwin, 1986, 307 p.

Nationhood and Nationalism in France: From Boulangism to the Great War 1889–1918 (editor), London, Harper Collins, 1991, 286 p.

France 1814–1914, London, Longman, 1996, 590 p.

The Paris Commune, 1871, London, Longman, 1999, 244 p.

Cross-Channel Currents: 100 Years of the Entente Cordiale, London, Routledge, 2004.

That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present, with Isabelle Tombs, London, W. Heinemann, 2006, 780 p.

Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory, with Emile Chabal, London, Bloomsbury, 2013.

The English and Their History: The First Thirteen Centuries, London, Penguin, 2014, 875 p.

This Sovereign Isle – 2021