Robert Poole in a white shirt and light blue blazer

Professor Robert Poole

Professor of History
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies


Robert Poole is a historian of 18th and 19th century Britain. He is author of Peterloo: the English Uprising, co-author of the graphic novel Peterloo, and consultant historian to the 2019 Peterloo bicentenary commemoration in Manchester. He also writes on the cultural history of the space age, and is author of Earthrise: how man first saw the Earth. He has written, lectured and broadcast internationally.