Peter Wilson

Traditional cartographical representative of the Empire as a patchwork, in contrast to other, supposedly unified, European states

The millennium-long history of the Holy Roman Empire has been wilfully misunderstood since the rise of the nation state. But can its past shed light on Europe’s future? 

Contemporary painting showing the Battle of White Mountain (1620)

Peter H. Wilson unravels one of the most notoriously bloody and complex conflicts in European history to answer the question.

Peter H. Wilson revisits the War of the Triple Alliance, Latin America’s bloodiest conflict.

Peter H. Wilson suggests that the aggressiveness of Wilhelmine Germany was not necessarily a direct consequence of the Prussian social system of the eighteenth century.