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Jan Morris

Historian, author and travel writer from Wales

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Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL was a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She was known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy (1968โ€“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.


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From 2000: The journey of Jan Morris

British journalist, travel writer and historian Jan Morris died Friday, November 20, 2020, at the age of 94. In this profile (originally broadcast on โ€œCBS Sunday Morningโ€ February 13, 2000), Morris..
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