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Bart Van Loo

Bart Van Loo

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Bart Van Loo (b. 1973) has developed over recent years into a rare double talent as a writer and entertainer. Though he become known to a broad public through his mini-lectures in the television programme DWDD (a million viewers), Bart Van Loo is first and foremost a born writer and the author of the universally praised France Trilogy (2011), Chanson (2011) and the bestseller Napoleon (2014).


Recent title – English material available

The Burgundians (The Bourgondiërs), 2009

Bart Van Loo is in top form. The Burgundians is impossible to put down and hits like a sledgehammer. A masterpiece. - De Morgen

Bart Van Loo is back and proves once again that he is a born storyteller. He is the perfect guide through history. It’s as if we’re there. - De Standaard

Documented down to the details, but with an eye for anecdotes and humour, the author guides you through about 1000 years of our history. (…) The Burgundians is publicity for everything having to do with history, the storyteller’s pleasure drips from this book that much. - Het Nieuwsblad

It’s original, extraordinarily readable and historically sound. - Herman Pleij, emeritus professor of Medieval Dutch literature, University of Amsterdam

Van Loo successfully sets the fascinating late middle ages in the limelight. (…) In doing so he brings their world joyously to life – so much so, that this book (though the year is still young) presents a cast-iron candidate for best history book of 2019. - De Telegraaf

Knowledgeable in his use of the most recent literature, but also nimble and told with panache. A proof of extraordinary mastery. - Frits van Oostrom, University Professor for the Humanities at Utrecht University

Both compelling and historically accurate. - Prof. Dr. Wim Blockmans