Geoffrey Parker

An introduction by Geoffrey Parker on the European Witch-craze of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Portrait of Philip II of Spain by Sofonisba Anguissola

Geoffrey Parker asserts that the enduring English view of Philip “the Prudent” is clouded by libellous sectarianism and bad history.

Prince Maurice at the Battle of Nieuwpoort by Pauwels van Hillegaert. Oil on canvas.

Geoffrey Parker examines the reasons Philip II of Spain was drawn into a lengthy and bitter conflict with his Low Country provinces.

Geoffrey Parker considers the far-reaching consequences of a sudden change of plan by the king of Spain in 1567.

War in the Middle Ages, by Philip Contamine. xvi + 387 pp. (Basil Black- well, £17.50).

Geoffrey Parker travels to Germany to revisit the sites of the 17th-century conflict that saw the decline of the Holy Roman Empire and Habsburgs.

Geoffrey Parker examines the historiography of the Thirty Years' War.

Geoffrey Parker looks at the moment when the representatives of certain provinces of the Netherlands met together to depose their lawful sovereign Philip II of Spain.