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Stagecoach Travel

by Louise Allen

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in...


The Game and the Governess

by Kate Noble

Trading Places meets Pride and Prejudice in this sexy, saucy romance—first in a new series from the author of YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Three friends. One Wager. Winner takes all.

The Earl—‘Lucky...


Edgehill From the keyhole

by Edwin Alfred Walford

The Battle of EdgeHill of 22 October 1642 was the first great engagement of the English Civil War. It was fought in the open fields between the villages of Radway and Kineton in Warwickshire. At the end of the...


The British Army 1914-1918

by Andrew Rawson

The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five...


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


Tudors Versus Stewarts

by Linda Porter

The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between...


A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England

by Gordon Corrigan

The glory and tragedy of the Hundred Years War is revealed in a new historical narrative, bringing Henry V, the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc to fresh and vivid life

In this captivating new history of a conflict...


Witnesses: Inside the Easter Rising

by Annie Ryan

This thought-provoking book retells the 1916 Rising story through previously unavailable first-hand accounts from the protagonists. Illustrated with unpublished and rare photographs, this book also features...


LUCKNOW 1857 - A terrible siege

by Julia Selina Inglis

Blood curdling account of the Seige of Lucknow in 1857 India. A fascinanting and shockingly testimony. This is the personal diary of Julia Selina Inglis, the wife of Major-General Sir John Eardley Inglis, who...


Ireland in the World: Further Reflections

by Garret FitzGerald

A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret...


Queen Victoria

by Matthew Dennison

Queen Victoria is Britain’s queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology;...


A Woman’s Experiences in the Great War

by Louise Mack

August 1914. The German Army invades Belgium: it's the beginning of the First World War. Military operations in the little country involve one hundred thousands Belgian soldiers and seven hundred thousands German...


Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

by John Guy

In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the...


A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919: Volume 3: 1872-1898

by Lord Anglesey

This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's...


Great War Britain: The First World War At Home

by Lucinda Gosling

The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines...


... and the Policeman Smiled: 10,000 Children Escape from Nazi Europe

by Bloomsbury Publishing

For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. The children were bundled onto trains, waved goodbye to their parents and set off across...


Churchill and Empire: A Portrait of an Imperialist

by Lawrence James

An illuminating and often surprising new biography of Churchill, focusing on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James has written a genuinely...


London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War

by Alban Webb

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary...


Distant Strangers: How Britain Became Modern

by Nicholas James Vernon

What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern?

In Distant Strangers, James Vernon argues that the world was made modern...


A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull

by Fionna Carothers

In Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. More than fifty years later,...