TOM HOLLAND is a historian of antiquity and the early Middle Ages, author of Rubicon, Millennium and In The Shadow Of The Sword, and the translator for Penguin Classics of Herodotus’s 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 TV documentaries on topics that have ranged from St Paul to dinosaurs. His most recent film, ISIS: The Origins Of Violence, was screened in June 2017 on Channel 4.