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Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself

by David Allan

Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again...


Boldness Be My Friend

by Richard Pape

"Escape... escape... escape... by God!"' was his constant exhortation. "Never mind hunger pains, discomfort, or any other agony. Let escape become your passion, your one and only obsession until you finally...


A History of Ancient Britain

by Neil Oliver

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy...


Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City

by Tristram Hunt

This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions...


House Of Treason: The Rise And Fall Of A Tudor Dynasty

by Robert Hutchinson

King-makers - Conspirators - Criminals - Nobles - Seducers The Howard family - the Dukes of Norfolk - were the wealthiest and most powerful aristocrats in Tudor England, regarding themselves as the true power...


Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England: Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds

by Terry Deary

The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects... Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns. Explorers set sail for...


Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

by Kate Colquhoun

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. The "Maybrick Mystery" had all...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker’s Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker’s Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Home Front 1914-1918

by Ian F.W. Beckett

The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like...


Secret York: Seven City Walks

by Les Pierce

"Secret York" by Les Pierce leads you on 7 walks though this historic city. You will discover the bits the tourists miss. "Secret York" features maps by Paul Eldred which can be seen in greater detail by looking...


The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty

by Jeffrey Hamilton

The story of the Plantagenet dynasty is the story of one of the pivotal ages in English history. Attitudes and outlooks were formed with regard to a vast array of profoundly important issues. Such fundamental...


Britain's Lost Regiments

by Trevor Royle

The history of the British Army is really the story of its regiments and the men who served in them. From the very beginning they formed the backbone of a singular institution that is itself a reflection of...


The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

by R. W. B. Clarke

The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


Engel's England: Thirty-nine counties, one capital and one man

by Matthew Engel

England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating,...


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson

Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College London, and a specialist in imperial and colonial history, in Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes...


Walking the Border: A Journey Between Scotland and England

by Ian Crofton

In 2013 Ian Crofton undertook a journey he had been pondering for years: a walk along the Border between Scotland and England. It would be an exploration both of his own identity – not quite Scottish, not quite...


Burke and Hare

by Owen Dudley Edwards

At Christmastide, 1827, in a boarding house in Edinburgh’s West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord £4 rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and...


'Ours': The Jersey Pals in the First World War

by Ian Ronayne

Dominating the history of the island of Jersey is the story of its occupation by German forces in the Second World War. Twenty years earlier, however, another devastating war had struck the island, affecting...


The Footballer of Loos

by Ed Harris

The Germans fighting on two fronts were concentrating in the east where the Russians were weakening. In the west, the Allied effort was met with well prepared German defences, and efforts to open a new front...