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Professor Richard Toye

Research interests

I research British and international political and economic history in the period since 1867. I have worked on the Labour Party and on the United Nations, as well as on figures such as David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and H.G. Wells. I am very much interested in the history of international trade.

I recntly worked with my colleague Professor Martin Thomas on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, entitled 'The Rhetoric of Empire: Managing Imperial Conflict between Britain and France'. Our monograph entitled Arguing About Empire will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

I was previously awarded a one-year fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to work on ‘The origins and impact of Churchill's imperialism’ in 2007, and won an AHRC fellowship for my work on ‘The Rhetorical Culture of the British House of Commons, 1918 – 1940’ in 2011.