Desmond Seward

John Julius Norwich’s history of France was his final tribute to a country that he loved throughout his long life, ‘living in everything from the...
With his Four Princes , John Julius Norwich uses four great rulers, each of whom was outsize in his own way, to cast light on their age and...

In the reign of Francis I, writes Desmond Seward, the first modern and last medieval poet attended the French court.

Desmond Seward describes an outstanding colonial achievement of the Middle Ages.

Desmond Seward describes the abrupt end of a European military and financial institution.

In 1538, believing his kingdom to be under threat, Henry VIII brutally settled scores dating back to the dynastic conflicts of the 15th century, as Desmond Seward explains.