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A History of Ancient Britain

by Neil Oliver

Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with the acclaimed A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND.

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A...

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...

... And the Policeman Smiled

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...

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...

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,...

The Hundred Years War: A People's History

by David Green

The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human...

Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

by Lee Jackson

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air...


by Ashley Jackson

In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years.


Rome and her Empire

by David Shotter

The name of Rome excites a picture of power and organisation, as do the widely-spread ruins that Roman civilization left behind. Yet Rome grew out of a collection of small villages and major developments such...

Britain and the French Revolution

by Clive Emsley

The French Revolution catapulted Europe into a new period of political upheaval, social change, and into the modern era.

This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain...

A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990

by Philip Jenkins

Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities...

The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

by Lucy Worsley

The history of the evolution of the traditional English murder, from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age. Murder—a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate...

German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...