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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 King Leopold's Ghost
    King Leopold's Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

    Paperback
  2. Book cover for Operation Chaos
    Operation Chaos

    Matthew Sweet

    Paperback
  3. Book cover for Daily Rituals
    Daily Rituals

    Mason Currey

    Hardback
  4. Book cover for Lotharingia
    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

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

    Phillip Blom

    Hardback
  6. Book cover for The Debatable Land
    The Debatable Land

    Graham Robb

    Paperback
  7. Book cover for Wolves of Rome
    Wolves of Rome

    Valerio Massimo Manfredi

    Paperback
  8. Book cover for The Map of Knowledge
    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for War Doctor
    War Doctor

    David Nott

    Hardback
  10. Book cover for The Age of Light
    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

    Hardback
  11. Book cover for Leaves of Grass
    Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Hardback
  12. Book cover for Love Letters of Great Women
    Love Letters of Great Women

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

    Paperback
  13. Book cover for The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
    The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    Steve Brusatte

    Paperback
  14. Book cover for Love Letters of Great Men
    Love Letters of Great Men

    Various

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

    Benjamin Balint

    Hardback
  16. Book cover for A World on Edge
    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

    Hardback
  17. Book cover for Christmas
    Christmas

    Judith Flanders

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for Promise Me, Dad
    Promise Me, Dad

    Joe Biden

    Paperback
  19. Book cover for Drawing Europe Together
    Drawing Europe Together

    Various

    Hardback
  20. Book cover for The Skripal Files
    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

    Hardback
  21. Book cover for Gladstone
    Gladstone

    Roy Jenkins

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

    Jane Glover

    Hardback
  23. Book cover for The Restoration of Rome
    The Restoration of Rome

    Peter Heather

    Paperback
  24. Book cover for Mrs Gaskell and Me
    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

    Hardback
  25. Book cover for Dominion
    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

    Hardback
  26. Book cover for Christmas Truce
    Christmas Truce

    Malcolm Brown

    Paperback
  27. Book cover for Killing Kennedy
    Killing Kennedy

    Bill O'Reilly

    Paperback
  28. Book cover for Mary, Queen of Scots
    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Eric Linklater

    Paperback
  29. Book cover for Milk of Paradise
    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

    Hardback
  30. Book cover for All My Mother's Secrets
    All My Mother's Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

    Paperback
  31. Book cover for Rising '44
    Rising '44

    Norman Davies

    Paperback
  32. Book cover for To War with Whitaker
    To War with Whitaker

    Hermione Ranfurly

    Paperback
  33. Book cover for The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
    The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

    Michael Burleigh

    Paperback
  34. Book cover for Dare Not Linger
    Dare Not Linger

    Nelson Mandela

    Paperback
  35. Book cover for The Darkening Age
    The Darkening Age

    Catherine Nixey

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for The Lost Pilots
    The Lost Pilots

    Corey Mead

    Hardback
  37. Book cover for The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life
    The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life

    Henry Hitchings

    Hardback
  38. Book cover for The Trial of Adolf Hitler
    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King

    Paperback
  39. Book cover for The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
    The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    David M. Guss

    Hardback
  40. Book cover for Kosovo: a Short History
    Kosovo: a Short History

    Noel Malcolm

    Paperback
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