Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

This Medal is awarded on an annual basis to the best English language writing on military history.


This Medal, which has now replaced the Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature, is awarded on an annual basis to the best English language writing on military history, interpreted widely to include the role of the armed forces, the conduct of wars, and the impact of conflict on nations and societies, over any period up to the present day. 

Books published by any living author, regardless of nationality, age, or gender, are welcome to enter the competition. 

Sponsors and judges of the medal as well as their families, and current RUSI staff and their families, and previous winners of the Medal for a period of less than two years are not eligible. 

Previous years' awards


View the shortlists and winners.

Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2021
Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2020
Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2019
Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2018