Book cover of The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire by Bart Van Loo

The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire

At the end of the fifteenth century, Burgundy was extinguished as an independent state. It had been a fabulously wealthy, turbulent region situated between France and Germany, with close links to the English kingdom. Torn apart by the dynastic struggles of early modern Europe, this extraordinary realm vanished from the map. But it became the cradle of what we now know as the Low Countries, modern Belgium and the Netherlands. […Learn More]


Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate

This history explores a year that fell within one of the least understood periods in British history–the Interregnum between the execution of Charles I and the restoration of Charles II–and reclaims it as one of the most politically exciting and culturally creative eras of European history. Far from being the dreary Puritan society of royalist myth, the Interregnum was one of the most intellectually thrilling times in British history […Learn More]