Robert Tombs is a historian. His books include Paris, bivouac des révolutions (Libertalia, 2014) and La France et le Royaume-Uni: Des ennemis intimes (Armand-Colin, 20212), written with his wife Isabelle Tombs. He has also written about The English and Their History (Penguin, 2015), and is a frequent commentator on history and politics, including Brexit, the subject of his new book, This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe, due to be published by Penguin in January 2021.