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Bettany Hughes is an English historian, author and broadcaster, specializing in classical history. Her published books cover classical antiquity and myth, and the history of Istanbul. She is active in efforts to encourage the teaching of the classics in UK state schools. Hughes was appointed OBE in 2019.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Historian, Author, Broadcaster|
Bettany Mary Hughes OBE FSA was born in May 1967 (age 55 years) in West London, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of the actor Peter Hughes, and the sister of the cricketer and journalist Simon Hughes.
Hughes was educated at Notting Hill and Ealing High School in Ealing, and at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, where she graduated with a degree in ancient and modern history. She has an honorary doctorate from the University of York.
Bettany Hughes is a visiting research fellow at King’s College London, formerly a tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education, and an honorary fellow at Cardiff University.
Hughes has written and presented many documentary films and series on both ancient and modern subjects. In 2009, she was awarded the Naomi Sargant Special Award for excellence in educational broadcasting.
In 2012 she was awarded the Norton Medlicott Award for services to history by the Historical Association, of which she is an honorary fellow.
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In 2010 she gave the Hellenic Institute’s Tenth Annual lecture “Ta Erotika: The Things of Love”, and in 2011 gave the Royal Television Society’s Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, in which she argued that history on television is thriving and enjoying a new golden age.
In 2011 she chaired the Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by women. Bettany Hughes is a patron of The Iris Project, a charity that promotes the teaching of Latin and Greek in UK state schools.
Bettany Hughes is an honorary patron of Classics For All, a national campaign to get classical languages and the study of ancient civilizations back into state schools.
Hughes is an advisor to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation which aims to foster large-scale collaborative projects between East and West. In 2014, she was made a Distinguished Friend of the University of Oxford.
She was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) on 3 March 2017. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to history.
Bettany Hughes Books
Hughes has written four books:
Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore (2005)
The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life (2010)
Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities (2017)
Venus and Aphrodite (2019)
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The Hemlock Cup was included in The New York Times Bestseller List. It was chosen as Book of the Year by The Daily Telegraph, and it was featured as a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. It was shortlisted for a Writer’s Guild Award.
Istanbul was reviewed by The New York Review of Books and was shortlisted for the Runciman Award in 2018. Hughes was part of Venus and Aphrodite was shortlisted in 2021 for the Runciman Award.
“Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore” – European Cultural Centre of Delphi, XIII International Meeting On Ancient Drama 2007, The Women in Ancient Drama, Symposium Proceedings.
“‘Terrible, Excruciating, Wrong-Headed And Ineffectual’: The Perils and Pleasures of Presenting Antiquity to a Television Audience” – Dunstan Lowe, Kim Shahabudin (ed.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
Bettany Hughes is married to Adrian Evans, they had their wedding in 1993. Her husband is an English working-class figure. The couple have two children. Hughes is a vegetarian. In 2016, she delivered the British Humanist Association’s annual Voltaire Lecture. She stands at an appealing height and has a good body weight that suits her personality.
Bettany Hughes net worth
How much is Bettany Hughes worth? Bettany Hughes net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a historian, author and bradcastor. Her salary and other earnings are over $2 million annually. Hughes successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and influential historians in the United Kingdom.