Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her specialty is ancient and medieval history and culture.
Sailing to Byzantium
Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle. In her epic new biography, Istanbul, Bettany Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through one of the world’s greatest cities as it transmogrified from Byzantium to Constantinople to Istanbul. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this is narrative history at its finest.At the heart of the Byzantine Empire – as retold in Peter Frankopan’s engaging and highly original ...