Munro Price

Munro Price is a British historian noted for his award-winning work on French history.


Munro Price
London, England, United Kingdom
Years active1981–present
Known forHistorian and author
Parent(s)Stanley Price and Judy Price
AwardsFranco-British Society’s Enid McLeod Literary Prize
Academic background
EducationUniversity College School, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Doctoral advisorT. C. W. Blanning
Academic work
DisciplineFrench and European History
Notable worksThe Fall of the French Monarchy, The Perilous Crown

Early life

Price was born (February 1963) in London to playwright and author Stanley Price and his wife Judy (née Fenton) and raised in Highgate.


Price was educated at University College School and Cambridge University, where he gained a First Class Degree in History before going on to study for his PhD under the supervision of T. C. W. Blanning.

Price was active in politics while at Cambridge, becoming president of Cambridge University Social Democrats,[1] the university's SDP society.


For much of his academic career Price has been based at the University of Bradford, where he is currently professor of Modern European History and director of MA Programme in the Department of Peace Studies.[2] He has also taught at the University of Swansea and the University of Lyon.

Noted works

Known for his writings on French history from the time of the French Revolution through to Louis Philippe, Price has published several books and articles on the period, including The Fall of the French Monarchy: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the baron de Breteuil (2002), winner of the Franco-British Society's Enid McLeod Literary Prize, and Napoleon: the End of Glory (2015) which has since been translated into German.

Price has also co-authored The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way with his father, Stanley Price, focussing on the origins of the Evangelical Christian Zionist movement in early 19th century Britain and Europe.


  • Preserving the Monarchy: the comte de Vergennes. 1774-1787, (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • Louis XVI and the comte de Vergennes: correspondence, 1774-1787, with John Hardman, (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, December 1998)
  • The Fall of the French Monarchy: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the baron de Breteuil (Macmillan, 2002) won the Franco-British Society’s Enid McLeod Literary Prize. It was shortlisted for the Longman-History Today Prize,[3] and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
    • It was published in the U.S. in 2003 with the title The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy by St. Martin's Press.
    • It was published in Brazil in 2007 with the title A Queda da Monarquia Francesa. Luis XVI, Maria Antonieta et o barao de Breteuil. Editora Record, Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Perilous Crown: Ruling France 1814-1848 (Macmillan, 2007) was well received in the UK,[4] and France where it was published as Louis-Philippe, le prince et le roi : La France entre deux révolutions (Éditions de Fallois, 2009).
  • The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way (Notting Hill Editions, 2011) with Stanley Price. This book was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.[5]
  • Napoleon The End Of Glory OUP, Oxford, 2014
    • It was published in Germany in 2015 with the title Napoleon. Der Untergang.


  1. "Presidents and Chairs". Keynes Society. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. "Staff Profile". University of Bradford. 2018. Archived from the original on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. Peter Furtado announces the winners of the Longman-History Today Awards 2003.
  4. Zamoyski, Adam (August 2007). "The forgotten reigns". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  5. 2013 Shortlist Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine