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Join us on 2 March 2021 at 6.30pm GMT for a discussion between Katja Hoyer and Giles MacDonogh on Hoyer’s new book, Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918. The event will take place on Zoom.

Katja Hoyer is a German-British historian specialising in Modern German History. Her debut book Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918 has been well-received by critics and academics alike. She was born in (East) Germany and read history at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena where she graduated with a Master-level degree with distinction. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and has written for History Today, BBC History Extra and CulturAll among other history outlets. Katja has also worked with TV presenter Dan Snow for History Hit and collaborated on a variety of podcasts. She is based in Sussex, UK.

Giles MacDonogh is an acclaimed historian and food, wine and travel writer. He is the author of fifteen books, including biographies of Frederick the Great and the last Kaiser, histories of Berlin and Prussia, and a bestselling book on the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. MacDonogh has written for major newspapers in Britain and Europe such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times and FT Deutschland. He lives in London.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers after the discussion.