David Crane read history and English at Oxford University before becoming a lecturer at universities in the Netherlands, Japan, and Africa. He lives in northwest Scotland.
He has written two books about Lord Byron and his family; a biography of explorer Robert Falcon Scott; and a book about World War I grave monuments.
Awards and honours
- Lord Byron's Jackal: A Life of Trelawny (1999)
- The Kindness of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons (2002), held in 390 libraries according to WorldCat
- Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy(2006)
- Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision led to the Creation of WWI's World Graves (2013)