Prof. Dr. John Darwin is a formidable name among historians. He is a faculty of history at University of Oxford.
Among others, he has written impressive 'The Empire Project: the Rise and Fall of the British World System 1830-1970' (Cambridge, 2009).
I have already quoted Prof. Darwin on this blog earlier here.
For Caravan, July 2013, Srinath Raghavan has reviewed historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam's book. There, Dr. Darwin has been praised as one of the "best historians" of the younger generation, in the league of the likes of the late Eric Hobsbawm of older generation.
In the earlier post, I hailed his two books as 'masterly'. One of the two is 'The Empire Project' and the other is 'After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire', 2007.
I was thumbing through the latter and, as is the habit, went to the pages where he writes on Marathas.
George II of Great Britain, British monarch from 1727-1760.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) since reading "1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow", 2004 by Adam Zamoyski but Mr. Bonaparte is recently rated by some to be the second greatest person in the history of mankind, next only to Jesus.