Michael GRANT

Michael Grant (1914-2004) was a historian who popularized the classical and early Christian world with his over forty writings on ancient Rome and Greece. After studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, and serving in British intelligence and as a diplomat during WWII, he became deputy director of the British Council's European branch, where he also wrote his first book. Later in life, he returned to academia, teaching at Cambridge and Edinburgh and serving as Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum and Queen's University, Belfast.