This is an archived news story, first posted in 2008.

Professor Tim Blanning has been awarded the Enid McLeod Literary Prize by the Franco-British Society for his recent book, The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815.

Professor Blanning, who is Professor of Modern European History in the History Faculty, received the award for bringing 'to life one of the most extraordinary periods in Europe's history. He will receive the award at the Foreign Office.

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