Habsburg empire

The Church of Sant’Antonio Nuovo at the end of the Grand Canal

Beautiful untamed Trieste, aka the Capital of Nowhere

5 January 2019 9:00 am

‘Welcome to the free territory of Trieste,’ reads the sign in the shop window. ‘US and UK come back!’ For…

Students at the Wartburg festival in October 1817, celebrating the tercentenary of the Reformation and the fourth anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig, cause panic in the courts of Europe

How a clumsy drummer started the 1848 revolutions

18 October 2014 9:00 am

There are hundreds of resounding ideas and shrewd precepts in Adam Zamoyski’s temperate yet splendidly provocative Phantom Terror. This is…