Congratulations to Sean A. Eddie, who has won the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize for his work Freedom's Price: Serfdom, Subjection, and Reform in Prussia, 1648-1848. The prize is awarded every year to an outstanding history debut, published in Britain and on a subject which is not primarily about British history. Commenting on Eddie's book, the prize committee said: “Compellingly argued and skilfully written, Eddie fundamentally challenges existing orthodoxies to produce a provocative, wide-ranging and important work.”
The society also announced that Mark Roodhouse's Black Market Britain: 1939-1955 has been placed among the proxime accesserant for their Whitfield Prize, describing the work as drawing on a "range of hitherto under-exploited sources to build up a vivid and convincing picture of the way in which citizens came to terms with war-time rationing and price controls".
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