OTTO VON BISMARCK: The Iron Chancellor
An online public lecture by Katja Hoyer, author of the acclaimed new biography 'Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918’ (The History Press, 2021)
Katja Hoyer is a German-British historian specialising in Modern German history. She was born in (East) Germany and read history at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena where she graduated with an MA with distinction. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and has written for History Today, BBC History Extra and CulturAll among other 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. Her debut book 'Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918’ (The History Press, 2021) has been well-received by critics and academics alike: ‘the best biography of the Second Reich in years’ (Andrew Roberts), ‘a brilliant account of an important period of history’ (Saul David), ‘splendidly lucid and readable’ (Dr Neil MacGregor).