Bettany Hughes

Dr Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Research Fellow at King’s College London and tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education her first book, Helen of Troy, Goddess, Princess, Whore has been translated into 10 languages, her second Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life was a New York Times bestseller and her latest Istanbul A Tale of Three Cities a Sunday Times bestseller. She has dedicated the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past and supporting women – past and present – her television and radio documentaries on history and philosophy are watched or listened to by 250 million worldwide and she is co-founder of the film company SandStone Global.

You can purchase or pre-order Bettany Hughes’s book from John Sandoe Books, our partner booksellers at the Literary Festival, here