One in a series of history books designed to meet the needs of A Level and Higher grade History students, this title provides an accessible introduction to the Habsburg empire in Germany. It offers an analysis of the main issues, themes and historical interpretations. The text is supported by relevant documentary extracts, and student guidance sections are included in each chapter.
Nick Pelling (1964-) is a computer games programmer, chess player, security camera designer and entrepreneur, with a long-standing interest in exploring unsolved historical cipher mysteries. His highly regarded cipher mystery blog is called (somewhat unsurprisingly) "Cipher Mysteries".
His first book "The Curse of the Voynich" (2006) painted a rich picture of the Voynich Manuscript and its uncracked ciphers, and offered up Antonio Averlino (the Renaissance architect Filarete) as a possible author.