Martin Rowson's Prime Ministers

The Guardian celebrates the illustrations of multi-award winning cartoonist Martin Rowson, ahead of the launch of Gimson's Prime Ministers, published by Penguin. A concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain’s prime ministers from Walpole to May by Andrew Gimson, illustrated by Martin Rowson.

For the reader who has heard of such giants as Gladstone and Disraeli, and has drunk in a pub called the Palmerston, but has only the haziest  idea of who these people were, Gimson’s Prime Ministers offers a short account of them all which can be read for pleasure, and not just  for edification.

Discover the leaders who rose to the top, outfought their opponents, and displayed the enduring qualities that unite all prime ministers.

The GNM Archive are proud to offer Martin Rowson’s inimitable illustrations, exclusively available for the first time as collectible fine art prints. These lively and entertaining works of satire bring our parliamentary history to life as never before.

Tony Blair, Prime Minister 1997-2007


Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister 1940-45 & 1951-55


Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister 1979-1990