Richard Toye is a Professor in the Department of History, University of Exeter, UK. He was previously a Fellow and Director of Studies at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, from 2002 to 2007.
His book Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness was the winner of the Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year Award in 2007. One of the judges, June Purvis, professor of women's and gender history at Portsmouth University, said: "This is an extremely readable, lively book that explores the complex personal and political relationship between two great male politicians who helped to shape 20th-century Britain. The changing shades and hues of their relationship are documented in fascinating detail." He has written extensively on Winston Churchill. His book Churchill's Empire: The World that Made Him and the World He Made was critically acclaimed. His most recent book is The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill's World War II Speeches. Toye has also written on Rhetoric.
- The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill's World War II Speeches (Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made, (Macmillan, 2010)
- Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness, (Macmillan, 2007)
- with Gottlieb J, Making Reputations: Power, Persuasion and the Individual in Modern British Politics, (I.B. Tauris, 2005)
- with Toye J, The UN and Global Political Economy: Trade, Finance and Development (Indiana University Press, 2004)
- The Labour Party and the Planned Economy, 1931-1951, (Royal Historical Society, 2003)