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17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

Andrew Morton...


The Manner of Men: 9 PARA's Heroic D-Day Mission

by Stuart Tootal

In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day. Dropping ahead of the main Allied invasion,...


Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationship

by Richard Wevill

Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of...


From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines

by Ceri Thompson

This is an accessible, richly illustrated book, telling the story of the children and young people who worked in the Welsh coalfields.


Revolution to Devolution: Reflections on Welsh Democracy

by Kenneth O. Morgan

This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving...


Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales

by J. Beverley Smith

This is an English-language study of Llywelyn ap Gruffud (c.1225-82), prince of Wales. The author takes thirteenth-century Wales as a backdrop against which to analyse the nature of Welsh politics and the complexities...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...


Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley

by Alison Weir

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself...


Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory

by Peter Reese

1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph,...


Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots

by Ronald McNair Scott

Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived...


The People Speak: Democracy is not a Spectator Sport

by Colin Firth & Anthony Arnove

'The idea was simple. Take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation. The reason why it's so powerful is because it's about everything that matters...


Real del Monte: A British Silver Mining Venture in Mexico

by Robert W. Randall

To speak of mining in newly independent Mexico is to speak of silver. And silver, historically abundant in the Real del Monte-Pachuca district, was the object of the Company of Adventurers in the Mines of Real...


Crime and Poverty in 19th-Century England: The Economy of Makeshifts

by A.W. Ager

It has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception....


Barnaby Rich: A Short Biography

by Thomas Mabry Cranfill & Dorothy Hart Bruce

Soldier, sea captain, freebooter, courtier, writer, reformer, and informer, Barnaby Rich was a man of his time. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, Rich took part in numerous campaigns fraught with hardship and...


Sir Walter Mildmay and Tudor Government

by Stanford E. Lehmberg

This is the first biography of Sir Walter Mildmay, who dutifully served Queen Elizabeth I for thirty years as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Walter Mildmay and Tudor Government, by Stanford E. Lehmberg, brings...


The Highland Furies

by Victoria Schofield

As the oldest of the Highland Regiments, The Black Watch has an enviable roster of Battle Honors and a mystique born of repeated service on behalf of King, Queen and country.

On the strength of her acclaimed...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


Bede and the Future

by Peter Darby & Faith Wallis

Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon England's most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. This book brings together a group of...


The Match Girl and the Heiress

by Seth Koven

Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden...


The Challenge of Democracy: Britain 1832-1918

by Hugh Cunnigham

 This authoritative and thought-provoking history takes a fresh view of what was a period of unprecedented and rapid change. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Hugh Cunningham provides a clear narrative...