David Veevers

Agent: Donald Winchester

David Veevers is a historian at Bangor University, having previously taught at Queen Mary, University of London, and the University of Kent. He specialises in Global History, the histories of European empires, and the Early Modern World more broadly (1450–1850). His prize-winning work has appeared in a wide range of places, from academic journals and books, to commercial magazines and think-tank pieces. His first book, The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600 – 1750, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. His second book, The Great Defiance: How the World Took on the British Empire (Ebury/PenguinRandomHouse), is a narrative history of Indigenous and non-European power and the ways in which the people caught in the crosshairs of British colonialism resisted and even contained it. It focuses on a colourful cast of characters, from Irish lords and Indigenous American chieftains, to Japanese shoguns and Hindu horsemen, retelling an age-old story of British imperial conquest into a new story of Indigenous and non-European resistance and survival. David lives on the Sussex coast with his wife Jessica and their two very energetic children, Florence and Henry.