Ronald G. Asch is professor of early modern history at the University of Freiburg. The focus of his research is the British history of the 16th and 17th century, the history of the Thirty Years´ War and the European aristocracy. His latest monograph is Sacral Kingship between Disenchantment and Reenchantment. The French and English Monarchies 1587-1688, Berghahn, New York / Oxford 2014. Until July 2015 he was a member of the party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).