Henk Wesseling (1937-2018) was Professor Emeritus at Leiden University, Honorary Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and Editor in Chief of the European Review. His earlier publications included Certain Ideas on France, Soldier and Warrior. French attitudes towards the army and war of the First World War, and Divide and Rule. The partition of Africa. In 2012 he published The Man Who Said No, a biography of Charles de Gaulle. His last book Scheffer-Renan-Psichari (2017) focussed on the lives of three generations of artists, philosophers and writers belonging to the Scheffer-Renan-Psichari family.