The Old World

I.   An Early History of Zurich and Northeast Switzerland

Numerous lake-side settlements along Lake Zurich from the Neolithic and ... Read More

Canton Zurich

II.   Zurich and the Old Swiss Confederacy, 1291-1523

The Old Swiss Confederacy was an alliance among the valley ... Read More

III. The Protestant Reformation in Europe

Martin Luther, oil on panel by Lucas Cranach the ... Read More

IV.   The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland

Huldrych (or Ulrich) Zwingli started the Swiss reformation at the ... Read More

V.   The Radical Reformation

The Radical Reformation was the response to what was believed ... Read More

VI.   The Anabaptists

Anabaptists are Christians of the Radical Reformation of 16th century ... Read More

VII.   Menno Simons

Menno Simons was born in 1496 in Friesland, in an ... Read More

'Near Zurich' - by Matthaus Merian (1593-1650)

VIII.   The Mennonites

The Mennonites are a Christian group based around the church ... Read More

Persecution in Switzerland, 1637

IX.   The Earliest Brubakers and Anabaptist Persection

Anabaptists drowned in the River Limmat 1527.Credit: Zurich Central ... Read More

X.   Refugees

Farmland outside of Hirzel, much like it was in ... Read More