Tom Holland


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January 01, 1968

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An acclaimed British author. He has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on many subjects from vampires to history.

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Holland was born near Oxford and brought up in the village of Broadchalke near Salisbury, England. He obtained a double first in English and Latin at Queens' College, Cambridge, and afterwards studied shortly for a PhD at Oxford, taking Lord Byron as his subject, before interrupting the post graduate studies and moving to London.

He has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio 4. His novels, including Attis and Deliver Us From Evil, mostly have a supernatural and horror element as well as being set in the pas
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In 2012 Tom Holland wrote and presented Islam the Untold Story, a documentary for Channel 4. Now his second authored film, presented by Tom, Isis: The Origins of Violence will air on Channel 4 on 17th May at 9pm. In this historical investigation, Isis: The Origins of Violence, Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’ […]


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“I thought, gazing at the beauty of the landscape again, it is as though the fiend has prevailed against the angels, and fixed his throne in a heaven, to rule it as though it were Hell.”
Tom Holland, Lord of the Dead

“It was an article of faith to the Romans that they were the most morally upright people in the world. How else was the size of their empire to be explained? Yet they also knew that the Republic's greatness carried its own risks. To abuse it would be to court divine anger. Hence the Roman's concern to refute all charges of bullying, and to insist they had won their empire purely in self-defense.”
Tom Holland, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

“Gain cannot be made without loss to someone else.”
Tom Holland, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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