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Karl Schweizer, Ph.D., a professor in NuT’s Department of History, will be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a research body founded in 1754. Members of this society have included John Quincy Adams, George Bernhard Shaw and Charles Dickens. Schweizer is a resident of Chatham Borough.

Schweizer, a history professor, has written 20 books and more than 200 articles and reviews. His books include François de Callières: Diplomat of the Sun King (Mellen Press, 1995); The Art of Diplomacy (Leicester University Press/Holmes and Maiers, NY, paperback ed., 1994); Lord Chatham (Greenwood Press, 1993); Cobbett in His Times (Pintners Publishers, 1990); England, Prussia and the Seven Years War (Garland Press, 1991); Statesmen, Diplomats and the Press (Mellen Press, 2003); The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield (McMillan/Palgrave, 2007); and editor, Parliament and the Press, 1688-1937 (Edinburgh University. Press, 2006).
During Schweizer’s career, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London, appointed to the Republican Presidential taskforce as an historical advisor and received the Congressional Order of Merit for his analyses of foreign policy issues.

Schweizer received his doctorate from Cambridge University, where he studied with the late British historian Sir Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), remembered for The Whig Interpretation of History (1931). Schweizer’s past appointments include visiting fellowships at Princeton University; Yale University; Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.

England, Prussia, and the Seven Years War Studies in Alliance Policies and Diplomacy
1989 0-88946-465-0
Contributes toward re-assessment of the Anglo-Prussian alliance and illuminates the mechanics of the international system of the period. Relies extensively on previously unconsulted official and private papers.

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

FranÇois De CalliÈres, Diplomat and Man of Letters, 1645-1717
1995 0-7734-8895-2
This is the first detailed scholarly appraisal (based on French Archival materials) of Callières' life and career, also illuminating the course of 17th century French diplomacy.

Herbert Butterfield - Essays on the History of Science
2005 0-7734-8264-4
Shortly after the appearance of the first edition of this volume, I came across an expanded version, in manuscript, of the essay forming chapter seven, “Renaissance Art and Modern Science.” Compromising nearly thirteen additional pages, this newly discovered text vitally amplifies and elaborates Butterfield’s ideas on the connection between artistic creativity and science in its formative stage and as such is incorporated in the present reprint edition. The introduction has also been substantially modified and enlarged and further amplifying notes have been added throughout the text.

In Defence of Australia’s Constitutional Monarchy
2003 0-7734-6696-7
Never before, since the Federation of the Australian Colonies in 1901, had the Constitution of Australia come under such intense scrutiny as occurred in the lead-up to the Republican Referendum of 1999. Just as there were differences of opinion amongst republicans on what form an Australian republic should take, there were different perceptions amongst monarchists on what formed the modern day structures of Australia’s Constitutional Monarchy. In this collection of speeches and articles, Philip Benwell has attempted to explain the various interpretations not just of the Constitution itself but also of ‘The Crown of the United Kingdom’ under which the Australian Federation has been formed. It is the only known work of its kind and an invaluable contribution to scholarship not only for its in-depth examination of the meaning of ‘The Crown,’ particularly within Australia’s Constitution, but also as research tool for future occasions.

Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays, Reviews, and Documents
2015 1-4955-0346-1
The essays and reviews in this volume illuminate some of the still obscure, fragmented, paradoxical yet fascinating aspects of Britain’s complex progress towards modernity. Drawing on a vast array of manuscript sources, many previously neglected or unknown, the narratives explore new linkages between personalities, the dynamics and rhetoric of formalized politics, press activity and the patterns of compliance and dissent that interactively defined and shaped the growth of national unity.


Statesmen, Diplomats and the Press - Essays on 18th Century Britain
2002 0-7734-7323-8
The eleven essays in this volume examine three broad themes: the dynamics of national policy-making during the Hanoverian period; the role of diplomats in the formulation as well as execution of foreign policy; and the political impact of the press.