Benedict Read, born Benedict William Read on March 26, 1945, was a British author, historian, and writer. He was a citizen of the United Kingdom and held English nationality. Benedict was born in Seer Green and passed away in the same location on October 20, 2016.
Read was the son of Herbert Read and had relatives such as Piers Paul Read, and John Read (art film maker). He was educated at several prestigious institutions including the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of Oxford, and Ampleforth College. Benedict Read had a successful career as an author, historian, and writer.