The Round Table and the Fall of the Second British Empire

  This article was first published in The Present Age magazine Vol. 3 No. 11 Feb. 2018 In the January 2018 issue of TPA, (‘The Anglo-Saxons’ and the European Union Project) I wrote, amongst other things, about a book published by Cambridge Scholars Press  in the run-up to the 2016 EU Referendum in Britain titled June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union....
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The Cecils and the End of the British Empire

This article was first published in the monthly magazine The Present Age Vol. 3 No. 7 in October 2017 This is the fourth in a short series of articles about the historical consequences of the rivalry between Philip IV (the Fair) of France (r.1285-1314), who destroyed the Order of the Knights Templar, and his rival Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307) who sought to conquer Wales and Scotland....
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The Cecils – Uncle and Nephew

This article was first published in the monthly magazine The Present Age September 2017, Vol. 3 No. 6 This is the third in a series of 5 articles which is rooted in the tortuous destiny between England and France, the two western countries which ‘pioneered’ modern nationalism, that view of life that has had such fateful consequences over the past 250 years. The modern western concept of the...
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Helmuth von Moltke, der Krieg des Westens gegen Russland und das «neue römische Reich»

Erste Veröffentlichung (englisch) in: The Present Age  (Monatszeitung, Basel) Jg.2/Nr. 3 Juni 2016 In seinen Betrachtungen und Erinnerungen, die er im November 1914 in Homburg niederschrieb, machte Helmuth von Moltke klar, dass «die Niederwerfung Frankreichs im ersten Anlauf misslang, der schnellen Hilfeleistung Englands zu verdanken»(1) war. Der britische Außenminister Sir Edward Grey...
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Moltke, the West’s War on Russia & the ‘New Roman Empire’

This article was first published  in The Present Age magazine Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2016   In his Reflections and Memories, written in Homburg in November 1914, Helmuth von Moltke makes quite clear that “Our failure to overwhelm France in the first attack was due to England’s fast intervention”(1). The British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey kept British military plans and...
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Helmuth von Moltke, the West’s War on Russia and the ‘New Roman Empire’

This article was first published in The Present Age magazine Vol. 2 No.3, June 2016 In his Reflections and Memories, written in Homburg in November 1914, General Helmuth von Moltke, Chief of the German General Staff at the outbreak of war in 1914,  makes quite clear that “Our failure to overwhelm France in the first attack was due to England’s fast intervention”(1). The British had been...
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