‘True knowledge is knowledge of why things are as they are, and not merely what they are.’
Helene von Bismarck is a historian, author and political commentator. Her main interest is Britain’s role in international relations during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Helene’s fascination with the past motivates her dedication to the present. She has published numerous essays providing historical context to current affairs, addressed academic and non-academic audiences around the world, and acted as a commentator on radio and television. Helene is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for British Politics and Government at King’s College, London, as well as a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).