I write about the strange and wonderful sides of history.
The child prodigy turned opium addict. The prophet who couldn’t get the end of the world right. The con-artist turned famous archaeologist. The headmaster who bludgeoned his wife to death, then sat wearily back down to his Latin.
I’m interested in how people relate to the past – and how those relationships go wrong.
Cambridge University Press have just published my first book, 'Classical Victorians: Scholars, Scoundrels and Generals in Pursuit of Antiquity'.
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