Birth - Death
Historian and travel writer. Notable for the Pax Britannica trilogy (1968–78), a history of the British Empire. Transgender, and formerly James Morris. Famous for being the reporter embedded with mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they became the first to summit Mount Everest. Awarded the Commander of the British Empire (1999). Awarded the Golden PEN Award by English PEN for "a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature". Welsh nationalist.