The Hessell-Tiltman Prize recognizes the best work of history covering any period up to 1970. The finalists for this year’s $3,400 award were:
- “Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision led to the Creation of WWI’s World Graves,” by David Crane.
- “Return of a King: the Battle for Afghanistan,” by William Dalrymple.
- “The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London’s Golden Age,” by Vic Gatrell.
- “Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain,” by Charlotte Higgins.
- “The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead,” by Carl Watkins.
Reynolds has previously won Britain’s Wolfson History Prize for “In Command of History,” an assessment of Winston Churchill’s war leadership and writings.
The award will be presented April 10 during a ceremony in London.