The monumental biography of a Renaissance man in Victorian England, is a fresh take on the legendary designer and father of the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement.
Known mainly for his tapestries and wallpaper, Fiona MacCarthy addresses William Morris the poet, and political activist and founder of British socialism without the hero worship that characterised other biographies.
'History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed. Art has remembered the people, because they created'.
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize
lllustrated. Includes cartoons of Morris