Jan Morris(1926-2020), Journalist, author and historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Morris was an author and travel writer whose most important literary achievement was the epic Pax Britannica (1973-78), a trilogy about the rise and fall of the British Empire. Morris described the culture, geography and temperament of cities and countries around the world. Other works included Venice (1960), Conundrum (1974) and A Writer's World: Travels: 1950-2000 (2004). She first came to public attention in 1953 as James Morris, the reporter who climbed 20,000 feet up Everest and broke the news that a British Expedition had conquered the mountain.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Twm Morys (son)
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