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Vincent Cronin (born 24 May 1924 in Tredegar, Wales) is a British historical, cultural, and biographical writer. He is known for his biographies of Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon, as well as for his books on the Renaissance.
Total Books: 65
Cronin was educated at Ampleforth College, Harvard University, the Sorbonne, and Trinity College, Oxford, from which he graduated with honours in 1947, earning a degree in ancient history and philosophy. During the Second World War, he served as a lieutenant in the British Army. In 1949, he married Chantal de Rolland, and they have five children. The Cronins are long-time residents of London, Marbella, and Dragey, in Avranches, Basse-Normandie, where they live at the Manoir de Brion.
Cronin is a recipient of the Richard Hillary Award, the W.H. Heinemann Award (1955), and the Rockefeller Foundation Award (1958). He also contributed to the Revue des Deux Mondes, was the first General Editor of the Companion Guides series, and was on the Council of the Royal Society of Literature. His father is the novelist A. J. Cronin.