History

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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227 books available
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    Thebes

    Paul Cartledge

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    Daily Rituals Women at Work

    Mason Currey

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    A World Beneath the Sands

    Toby Wilkinson

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    Pandora's Jar

    Natalie Haynes

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    The Running Book

    John Connell

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    Dutch Light

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

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    The Song of Simon de Montfort

    Sophie Thérèse Ambler

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    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

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    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

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    Palace of Palms

    Kate Teltscher

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    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

    Mary Seacole

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    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

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    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

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    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

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    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

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    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

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    1939

    Frederick Taylor

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    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

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    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

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    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

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    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

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    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

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    The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    Susannah Stapleton

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    The Book of Tea

    Okakura Kakuzo

    Sayuri Romei

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    Nature's Mutiny

    Philipp Blom

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    War Doctor

    David Nott

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    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

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    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

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    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

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    Kafka's Last Trial

    Benjamin Balint

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    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

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    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

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    The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life

    Henry Hitchings

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    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

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    A Daughter's Choice

    Margaret Ford

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    The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    David M. Guss

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    Carrying the Fire

    Michael Collins

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    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

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    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

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