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.

251 books available
  1. Book cover for On Consolation
    On Consolation

    Michael Ignatieff

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

    Jeffrey Veidlinger

  3. Book cover for Dutch Light
    Dutch Light

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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

    Henry Gee

  5. Book cover for God
    God

    Francesca Stavrakopoulou

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

    Toby Wilkinson

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

    David Olusoga

    Melanie Backe-Hansen

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

    Lily Ebert

    Dov Forman

  9. Book cover for Shakespearean
    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

  10. Book cover for Innovation
    Innovation

    Peter Ackroyd

  11. Book cover for The Glass Wall
    The Glass Wall

    Max Egremont

  12. Book cover for Until Proven Safe
    Until Proven Safe

    Geoff Manaugh

    Nicola Twilley

  13. Book cover for Bomber Command
    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

  14. Book cover for The Blind Light
    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  15. Book cover for The Running Book
    The Running Book

    John Connell

  16. Book cover for Palace of Palms
    Palace of Palms

    Kate Teltscher

  17. Book cover for The Utopians
    The Utopians

    Anna Neima

  18. Book cover for Black and British
    Black and British

    David Olusoga

  19. Book cover for Thebes
    Thebes

    Paul Cartledge

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

    Judith Mackrell

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

    Michael Burleigh

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

    Natalie Haynes

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

    Emma Donoghue

  24. Book cover for Mistresses
    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

  25. Book cover for Revolt
    Revolt

    Nadav Eyal

  26. Book cover for Broken
    Broken

    Jenny Lawson

  27. Book cover for Machiavelli
    Machiavelli

    Alexander Lee

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

    Delphine Minoui

  29. Book cover for The Quiet Americans
    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson

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

    Judith Flanders

  31. Book cover for Colditz
    Colditz

    P R Reid

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

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

    Eddie Jaku

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

    Mason Currey

  35. Book cover for The Korean War
    The Korean War

    Max Hastings

  36. Book cover for The Song of Simon de Montfort
    The Song of Simon de Montfort

    Sophie Thérèse Ambler

  37. Book cover for Kremlin Winter
    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

  38. Book cover for India
    India

    V. S. Naipaul

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

    Mary Seacole

  40. Book cover for Eight Days at Yalta
    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

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