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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Margaret George’s favourite stories of the Roman Empire.

257 books available
  1. Book cover for Who Are We Now?
    Who Are We Now?

    Jason Cowley

  2. Book cover for The Greatest Invention
    The Greatest Invention

    Silvia Ferrara

  3. Book cover for France: An Adventure History
    France: An Adventure History

    Graham Robb

  4. Book cover for Queen of Our Times
    Queen of Our Times

  5. Book cover for The Book Collectors of Daraya
    The Book Collectors of Daraya

    Delphine Minoui

  6. Book cover for The Quiet Americans
    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson

  7. Book cover for On Consolation
    On Consolation

    Michael Ignatieff

  8. Book cover for The Happiest Man on Earth
    The Happiest Man on Earth

    Eddie Jaku

  9. Book cover for How to Be a Refugee
    How to Be a Refugee

  10. Book cover for In the Midst of Civilized Europe
    In the Midst of Civilized Europe

    Jeffrey Veidlinger

  11. Book cover for Dutch Light
    Dutch Light

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

  12. Book cover for God
    God

    Francesca Stavrakopoulou

  13. Book cover for A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth
    A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth

    Henry Gee

  14. Book cover for Innovation
    Innovation

    Peter Ackroyd

  15. Book cover for A World Beneath the Sands
    A World Beneath the Sands

    Toby Wilkinson

  16. Book cover for A House Through Time
    A House Through Time

    David Olusoga

    Melanie Backe-Hansen

  17. Book cover for Lily's Promise
    Lily's Promise

    Lily Ebert

    Dov Forman

  18. Book cover for Shakespearean
    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

  19. Book cover for The Glass Wall
    The Glass Wall

    Max Egremont

  20. Book cover for Until Proven Safe
    Until Proven Safe

    Geoff Manaugh

    Nicola Twilley

  21. Book cover for Bomber Command
    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

  22. Book cover for The Blind Light
    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  23. Book cover for The Running Book
    The Running Book

    John Connell

  24. Book cover for Palace of Palms
    Palace of Palms

    Kate Teltscher

  25. Book cover for The Utopians
    The Utopians

    Anna Neima

  26. Book cover for Black and British
    Black and British

    David Olusoga

  27. Book cover for Thebes
    Thebes

    Paul Cartledge

  28. Book cover for Day of the Assassins
    Day of the Assassins

    Michael Burleigh

  29. Book cover for Going with the Boys
    Going with the Boys

    Judith Mackrell

  30. Book cover for Pandora's Jar
    Pandora's Jar

    Natalie Haynes

  31. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars
    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

  32. Book cover for Mistresses
    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

  33. Book cover for Revolt
    Revolt

    Nadav Eyal

  34. Book cover for Broken
    Broken

    Jenny Lawson

  35. Book cover for Machiavelli
    Machiavelli

    Alexander Lee

  36. Book cover for The Book Collectors of Daraya
    The Book Collectors of Daraya

    Delphine Minoui

  37. Book cover for The Quiet Americans
    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson

  38. Book cover for A Place For Everything
    A Place For Everything

    Judith Flanders

  39. Book cover for Colditz
    Colditz

    P R Reid

  40. Book cover for Daily Rituals Women at Work
    Daily Rituals Women at Work

    Mason Currey

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