Dr David M. Gwynn

I was born and raised in New Zealand, about as far from the Roman world as one can get, but I got hooked on history as a child and have remained fascinated ever since by the people of the past and the lives they lived. After studying everything from the classical Greeks and Romans to Charlemagne and the Crusades, I eventually decided that my greatest interest lay in the dramatic transformation that saw classical antiquity evolve into medieval Christendom. I have been very fortunate in having the chance to write and teach about many different aspects of that transformation, from the Roman Republic to early Christianity and the Goths, and I am currently Associate Professor in Ancient and Late Antique History at Royal Holloway in the University of London.