I am Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary University of London and director of the Centre for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge.

My interest is in the large 19th century, from the 1750s through to the first half of the 20th century. In that period, I’m interested in both the political history and the economic and social history, but also, in particular, the History of Ideas, especially in political thought and how it developed.



Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society

An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate

The Communist Manifesto