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 Storm Pegs

    Storm Pegs

    Jen Hadfield

  2. Book cover for The Endless Country

    The Endless Country

    Sami Kent

  3. Book cover for Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here

    Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here

    Jonathan Blitzer

  4. Book cover for Air and Love

    Air and Love

    Or Rosenboim

  5. Book cover for D-Day: The Unheard Tapes

    D-Day: The Unheard Tapes

    Geraint Jones

  6. Book cover for Warriors in Scarlet

    Warriors in Scarlet

    Ian Knight

  7. Book cover for Party Lines

    Party Lines

    Ed Gillett

  8. Book cover for Literature for the People

    Literature for the People

    Sarah Harkness

  9. Book cover for The Places In Between

    The Places In Between

    Rory Stewart

  10. Book cover for Occupational Hazards

    Occupational Hazards

    Rory Stewart

  11. Book cover for Divine Might

    Divine Might

    Natalie Haynes

  12. Book cover for Nostalgia


    Agnes Arnold-Forster

  13. Book cover for Overlord


    Max Hastings

  14. Book cover for The Archaeology of Loss

    The Archaeology of Loss

    Sarah Tarlow

  15. Book cover for The Breach

    The Breach

    Denver Riggleman

  16. Book cover for Dead Weight

    Dead Weight

    Emmeline Clein

  17. Book cover for An Honourable Exit

    An Honourable Exit

    Eric Vuillard

  18. Book cover for Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Zachary Seager

  19. Book cover for Heresy


    Catherine Nixey

  20. Book cover for The Glass Cliff

    The Glass Cliff

    Sophie Williams

  21. Book cover for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Rebecca Skloot

  22. Book cover for Burial Rites

    Burial Rites

    Hannah Kent

  23. Book cover for Rites of Passage

    Rites of Passage

    Judith Flanders

  24. Book cover for The World and All That It Holds

    The World and All That It Holds

    Aleksandar Hemon

  25. Book cover for Judgement at Tokyo

    Judgement at Tokyo

    Gary J. Bass

  26. Book cover for A Little Girl in Auschwitz

    A Little Girl in Auschwitz

    Lidia Maksymowicz

  27. Book cover for Charles III

    Charles III

    Robert Hardman

  28. Book cover for Blood on the Snow

    Blood on the Snow

    Robert Service

  29. Book cover for The Ship Beneath the Ice

    The Ship Beneath the Ice

    Mensun Bound

  30. Book cover for Turning Points

    Turning Points

    Steve Richards

  31. Book cover for Father and Son

    Father and Son

    Jonathan Raban

  32. Book cover for The Making of the Modern Middle East

    The Making of the Modern Middle East

    Jeremy Bowen

  33. Book cover for Bad Land

    Bad Land

    Jonathan Raban

  34. Book cover for Passage To Juneau

    Passage To Juneau

    Jonathan Raban

  35. Book cover for A Mother's Courage

    A Mother's Courage

    Malka Levine

  36. Book cover for India After Gandhi

    India After Gandhi

    Ramachandra Guha

  37. Book cover for Assad


    Con Coughlin

  38. Book cover for The Sister

    The Sister

    Sung-Yoon Lee

  39. Book cover for The Greatest Invention

    The Greatest Invention

    Silvia Ferrara

  40. Book cover for The Yoga Manifesto

    The Yoga Manifesto

    Nadia Gilani

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