Alistair Horne

British writer and historian

Sir Alistair Allan Horne CBE FRSL (9 November 1925 – 25 May 2017[1]) was a British journalist, biographer and historian of Europe, especially of 19th and 20th century France. He wrote more than 20 books on travel, history, and biography.[2]

Sir Alistair Horne

Born(1925-11-09)9 November 1925
London, England
Died25 May 2017(2017-05-25) (aged 91)
Oxfordshire, England
Notable work
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916

Horne worked as a foreign correspondent for The Daily Telegraph from 1952 to 1955. He was the official biographer of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan

Horne died on 25 May 2017 at his Oxfordshire, England home at the age of 91.[1]

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sir Alistair Horne, historian, journalist and former spy – obituary". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. "Alistair Horne". Pan Macmillan. Archived from the original on 2016-04-17. Retrieved 2016-04-06.

Other websitesEdit