Violet Soen is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leuven. She has a special interest in the political and religious history of the Spanish Monarchy, the Low Countries and France. Nowadays, she is investigating aristocratic networks in the borderlands between the Low Countries in the ‘long’ sixteenth century. Previously, she has been researching the Dutch Revolt and the sixteenth-century inquisition in the Low Countries. Her latest book dealt with noble, royal and imperial peace attempts during the Dutch Revolt. It appeared in the Golden Age Series of Amsterdam University Press in 2012, and is free to access here. Professor Soen’s website can be found here.