Elizabeth Longford Prize
The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography was established in 2003 in memory of Elizabeth Longford (1906-2002), the British author, biographer and historian. The £5,000 prize is awarded annually for a historical biography published in the preceding year. The Elizabeth Longford Prize is sponsored by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros and administered by the Society of Authors.
- 2003 – David Gilmour for The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling
- 2004 – Katie Whitaker for Mad Madge
- 2005 – Ian Kershaw for Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the Road to War'
- 2006 – Charles Williams for Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History
- 2007 – Jessie Childs for Henry VIII's Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
- 2008 – Rosemary Hill for God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
- 2009 - Mark Bostridge for Florence Nightingale. The Woman and Her Legend
- 2010 - Tristram Hunt for The Frock-Coated Communist - The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels
- 2011 - Philip Ziegler for Edward Heath (bio of Edward Heath)
- 2012 - Frances Wilson for How to Survive the Titanic or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay
- 2013 - Anne Somerset for Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
- 2014 - Charles Moore for Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography. Volume 1
- 2015 - Ben Macintyre for A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal