British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560-1688

Worthington, David
Date published: 
February 2012

Whilst much recent scholarly work has sought to place early modern British history within a broader continental context, most of this has focused on western Europe. In order to redress the balance, this new study by David Worthington explores the connections linking British and Irish emigrants, exiles, travellers and merchants with the two major dynastic conglomerates east of the Rhine, the Austrian Habsburg lands, and Poland-Lithuania. This examination of the diverse range of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English religious, intellectual, political, military and commercial contacts with central Europe provides not only a more balanced view of British history, but also continues the process of reintegrating the histories of eastern and western Europe.