Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a historian of antiquity and the early Middle Ages: author of Rubicon, Persian Fire, Millennium and In The Shadow Of The Sword, and the translator for Penguin Classics of Herodotus’ Histories. His most recent work of history, Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar was published last year. His biography of Æthelstan, the first in Penguin’s monarchs of Britain series, was published last summer.

He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History, and of documentaries on topics that have ranged from ISIS to dinosaurs. He is the President of the Stonehenge Alliance, and Chair of the British Library's PLR Advisory Committee.