Richard Holmes


Richard Holmes was born in London in 1945 and educated at Downside School and Churchill College, Cambridge.

In 1974 his Shelley: The Pursuit won the Somerset Maugham Award and was described by Stephen Spender as 'surely the best biography of Shelley ever written'. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was awarded an OBE in 1992 and the Biographers' Club Lifetime Services to Biography Prize in 2014.

He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.


Derry Revisited

Richard Holmes and William Dugan


Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804

Richard Holmes


Wellington: The Iron Duke

Richard Holmes


Dr Johnson and MR Savage

Richard Holmes


Shelley: The Pursuit

Richard Holmes


My Fantoms

Theophile Gautier


The Road to Derry: A Brief History

Richard Holmes


The Napoleonic Wars Experience

Richard Holmes


World War II in Photographs

Imperial War Museum and Richard Holmes


The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of...

Richard Holmes and Imperial War Museum