famous people biographies: outlandish knight
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Shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award The biography of one of the greatest British historians - but also of a uniquely strange and various man. In his enormously long life, Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and intrigues entangled him