62 mins watch time
Posted April 2021
Germany has been the epicentre of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 – yet today, Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy. Historian and novelist James Hawes tells the story of Europe’s most admired and feared country, from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel.