Historians for Britain is a campaign headed by some of Britain’s leading historians and academics who believe there needs to be a substantial change in Britain’s relationship with the EU.

Via new research, speeches and seminars along with letters to the media we aim to inform the debate about Britain’s EU membership, highlight some of the problems that exist today and suggest solutions for today’s politicians and decision makers. Our research looks at the historical myths that surround the EU and look at Britain’s troubled history with the Union. Our reports have exposed how former political leaders failed to tell the public about the consequences of EU membership while our letters make the national news.

Dozens of Britain’s leading historians have already joined our campaign for a fairer, better relationship between Britain and the EU and an In/Out referendum. If you would like to join us then please sign up. 

It is becoming more and more obvious that a fundamental aspect of renegotiation is convincing the EU that it has to change

– Professor David Abulafia, Cambridge University

England’s semi-detached relationship with Continental Europe is neither new nor an aberration. Instead it is deeply rooted in the political developments of the last five hundred years

– Dr David Starkey

The EU in the guise of the single currency is wrecking lives in the Mediterranean.

– Professor Nigel Saul, Royal Holloway