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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 16: Norman Stone, Scottish-born historian, former policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher, appears at a photocall prior to an event at the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival, on August 16, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the worlds largest annual literary event, and takes place in the city which became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2004. (Photo by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images)

Norman Stone


Norman Stone (1941–2019) was a professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara.

He was formerly Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, lecturer in Russian and German History at the University of Cambridge and an adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His major publications include The Eastern Front, 1914–1917, which won the Wolfson Prize for History, and Europe Transformed: 1878–1919.

Books by Norman Stone

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