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Lloyd, Dr Nick

Reader in Military and Imperial History

Dr Nicholas Lloyd

Contact Details


Telephone: +44 (0) 1793 788068


Research Interests
  • The First World War
  • British Imperialism
  • South Asian History
  • Air Power
  • Military Education

Dr Nick Lloyd, BA (Hons), PhD, FRHistS, is a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department. He specialises in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War.

Dr Lloyd joined King's College London in 2006 and was initially based at the RAF College in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, before moving to the JSCSC in 2007. He is the author of three books: Loos 1915 (Stroud: Tempus, 2006; republished by The History Press in 2008); The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011); and Hundred Days: The End of the Great War (London: Viking, 2013). A US edition of Hundred Days was published by Basic Books (New York) in January 2014.

Current Research

Dr Lloyd is curently completing a new account of the Third Battle of Ypres entitled Passchendaele: A New History (to be published by Viking in 2017 for the 100th anniversary of the battle). He is also writing a biography of Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab during the First World War.

For more information on Dr Lloyd's research, click here.


MA special subject:

  • The British Raj in India 1857-1947
PhD Supervision

Dr Lloyd is happy to supervise PhD students on two main areas of study:

  • The British Army in the First World War (1914-18), including operational history, command and control, and the changing nature of warefare.
  • The British Empire in India (1857-1947), primarily subjects related to the changing nature of British rule, response to Indian nationalism and the history of the Indian Civil Service.


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