The Elephant in Rome
Loyd Grossman OBE is a broadcaster, historian and journalist. He has presented a wide range of TV programmes, from Through the Keyhole and MasterChef to Loyd on Location and History of British Sculpture. Born in Massachusetts, Grossman has been based in the UK since 1975.
Loyd is a keen guitarist and he and his band – The New Forbidden – made their eighth appearance at Glastonbury in June 2019
Loyd Grossman explores the career of the 17th-century artist and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the political context and papal patronages that defined his career. An Elephant in Rome offers a fascinating account of this period in Rome’s history. Loyd’s unique voice and signature style offers a fascinating and deeper account of the Eternal City and how it came to be.