The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English. A prize of
US$75,000 is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary
quality and broad appeal. The two runners-up each receive US$10,000. The Cundill History Prize is
administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by five distinguished jurors. It honours
the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public
debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.