Gabriel Polley completed his PhD in Palestine studies in the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK in 2020, under the supervision of Professor Ilan Pappe. He previously taught in the occupied West Bank. He currently works in London in the translation and international development sectors. Palestine in the Victorian Age is his first book.
Even earlier than the Mandate of Palestine and the Balfour Declaration, British intervention in the Holy Land was laying the foundations for Israel's occupation, with consequences that reverberate today, writes Gabriel Polley.