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Essential books illuminating key periods of history, from the Romans to the Tudors to World War 1. Delve into the history of England with Peter Ackroyd, explore Britain’s forgotten multicultural past with David Olusoga, or uncover the violent rise of early Christianity with Catherine Nixey.

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  1. Book cover for Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

    Mary Seacole

    Hardback
  2. Book cover for The Bells of Old Tokyo
    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

    Paperback
  3. Book cover for Brothers in Arms
    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

    Paperback
  4. Book cover for Endurance
    Endurance

    Louis Rudd

    Hardback
  5. Book cover for Eight Days at Yalta
    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

    Paperback
  6. Book cover for How to Survive
    How to Survive

    John Hudson

    Paperback
  7. Book cover for The Russian Job
    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

    Paperback
  8. Book cover for A House Through Time
    A House Through Time

    David Olusoga

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for Mistresses
    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

    Hardback
  10. Book cover for The Moment of Lift
    The Moment of Lift

    Melinda Gates

    Paperback
  11. Book cover for The Age of Light
    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

    Paperback
  12. Book cover for Meditations
    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

    Hardback
  13. Book cover for 1939
    1939

    Frederick Taylor

    Paperback
  14. Book cover for Machiavelli
    Machiavelli

    Alexander Lee

    Hardback
  15. Book cover for The Map of Knowledge
    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

    Paperback
  16. Book cover for Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Hardback
  17. Book cover for Daughters of Chivalry
    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for Lotharingia
    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

    Paperback
  19. Book cover for Germania
    Germania

    Simon Winder

    Paperback
  20. Book cover for Danubia
    Danubia

    Simon Winder

    Paperback
  21. Book cover for The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
    The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    Susannah Stapleton

    Paperback
  22. Book cover for A Place For Everything
    A Place For Everything

    Judith Flanders

    Hardback
  23. Book cover for The Book of Tea
    The Book of Tea

    Okakura Kakuzo

    Hardback
  24. Book cover for Correspondents
    Correspondents

    Tim Murphy

    Hardback
  25. Book cover for Nature's Mutiny
    Nature's Mutiny

    Philipp Blom

    Paperback
  26. Book cover for War Doctor
    War Doctor

    David Nott

    Paperback
  27. Book cover for The Russian Job
    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

    Hardback
  28. Book cover for Eight Days at Yalta
    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

    Hardback
  29. Book cover for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
    The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

    David I. Kertzer

    Paperback
  30. Book cover for Kremlin Winter
    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

    Hardback
  31. Book cover for Dominion
    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

    Paperback
  32. Book cover for The Skripal Files
    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

    Paperback
  33. Book cover for Permanent Record
    Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Hardback
  34. Book cover for The Prince
    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    Hardback
  35. Book cover for Kafka's Last Trial
    Kafka's Last Trial

    Benjamin Balint

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for Handel in London
    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

    Paperback
  37. Book cover for Her Father's Daughter
    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

    Paperback
  38. Book cover for The Morning Gift
    The Morning Gift

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
  39. Book cover for The Secret Countess
    The Secret Countess

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
  40. Book cover for A Song for Summer
    A Song for Summer

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
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