Dr Piers Brendon
Dr Piers Brendon, Fellow of Churchill College, historian and humanist
Piers Brendon was born at Stratton in Cornwall and educated at Shrewsbury School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read History. He took a PhD for his thesis on "Hurrell Froude and the Oxford Movement", which was published in 1974.
Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians; The Windsors; The Dark Valley; The Hawker of Morwenstow; the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and, most recently, Eminent Elizabethans. He also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.