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Dr Nick Lloyd is Reader in Military & Imperial History in the Defence Studies Department. He 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 four books: Loos 1915 (Stroud: Tempus, 2006); The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011); Hundred Days: The End of the Great War (London: Penguin, 2013) and Passchendaele: A New History (London: Penguin, 2017).

Research Interests

  • The First World War
  • The development of Modern Warfare
  • British Imperialism
  • South Asian History
  • Military Education

Current Research

Dr Lloyd is writing a major new history of the Western Front in the First World War (for Penguin)

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


MA special subject: Lions and Donkeys: The British Army on the Western Front, 1914-18

Operational Studies Module: The Hundred Days Campaign, 1918

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.


Dr Nick Lloyd PURE Profile