Oskar Cox Jensen is one of six authors nominated for the Wolfson History Prize, for his book, VAGABONDS: LIFE ON THE STREETS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY LONDON (Duckworth Books).

VAGABONDS looks at 19th Century London, from beggars and thieves to musicians, uncovering Georgian and Victorian London at the street level.

The Wolfson History Prize is a particularly prestigious history writing prize that celebrates excellent research and writing as well as readability.

On the judging panel this year are Mary Beard and Sudhir Hazareesingh, joining Richard Evans, Carole Hillenbrand, Diarmaid MacCulloch, and chair David Cannadine. They describe VAGABONDS as ‘evocative, personal and moving…richly woven with the voices of the city’s poorest and most resilient residents.’