Germany: 'King Rudolf I Marries his Son Rudolf II with Agnes of Bohemia, Daughter of King Ottokar II', oil on metal painting, 19th century. (Photo by: Pictures from History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The roots of Germany

Jeremy Black discusses German identity in the 700 years between Charlemagne and the Reformation

How much of a German identity was there in the Holy Roman Empire in the 700 years between Charlemagne and the eve of the Reformation?

In this episode of Black’s History Week, Professor Jeremy Black, author of A Brief History of Germany, discusses where medieval power lay with The Critic‘s deputy editor, Graham Stewart.

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