Distinguished friends

Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs is Professor of French History at Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College. He has, among other things, been a primary school teacher, an OECD consultant on women’s employment, a governor of a comprehensive school in the East Midlands, and a member of the Franco-British Council.

He has published on modern French and European history, Franco-British relations, and English history. His books include That Sweet Enemy: the French and the British from the Sun King to the Present (2007), written in partnership with his French wife, Isabelle; Paris, bivouac des révolutions (2014), and The English and Their History (2014).