Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL was a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She was known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy (1968–1978), a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, including Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City. She published under her birth name, James, until 1972, when she had gender reassignment surgery after transitioning from male to female.
British journalist, travel writer and historian Jan Morris died Friday, November 20, 2020, at the age of 94. In this profile (originally broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” February 13, 2000), Morris.. CBS News - Published