Mr Richard Bassett


Richard Bassett is an expert on Central Europe. After graduating from Christ’s College and the Courtauld Institute of Art, he worked for ten years as The Times correspondent in Eastern Europe during the closing decade of the Cold War before returning to London to take up various posts in the City. He is the author of several books, most notably “For God and Kaiser”, (Yale 2015), the first history of the Habsburg army to be published in English. He has taught at the Soros University of Budapest, the Universities of London, Ljubljana, Trieste and Zagreb.