David Crane (historian)

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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[edit]


  • Lord Byron's Jackal: A Life of Trelawny (1999)[3]
  • The Kindness of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons (2002), held in 390 libraries according to WorldCat[4]
  • Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy(2006)[5]
  • Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision led to the Creation of WWI's World Graves (2013)


  1. ^ Charlotte Higgins (30 September 2013). "Samuel Johnson prize 2013 shortlist – in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Timothy R. Smith (April 9, 2014). "David Reynolds wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize". Washington Post. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ WorldCat
  5. ^ WorldCat