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SIR PAUL PRESTON CBE is Professor of Contemporary Spanish History at the London School of Economics and was previously a lecturer at the University of Reading and Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary University London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds the Marcel Proust Chair of the European Academy of Yuste. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by universities in Spain and the UK. In 2006, he was awarded the International Ramon Llull Prize by the Catalan Government and, in 2018, the Guernica Peace Prize. Among his many works are <i>Franco: A Biograph</i>y, <i>Comrades</i>, <i>Doves of War: Four Women of Spain</i>, <i>Juan Carlos</i>, <i>The Spanish Civil War</i>, <i>The Spanish Holocaust</i>, <i>The Last Stalinist</i>, <i>The Last Days of the Spanish Republic</i> and <i>A People Betrayed</i>. In Spain, he was appointed a Comendador de la Orden del Mérito Civil in 1986 and awarded, in 2007, the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica. He lives in London.

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