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 The Isles

    The Isles

    Norman Davies

  2. Book cover for Balzac


    Graham Robb

  3. Book cover for Trench Warfare 1914-18

    Trench Warfare 1914-18

    Tony Ashworth

  4. Book cover for East and West

    East and West

    Chris Patten

  5. Book cover for Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo

    Graham Robb

  6. Book cover for Chechnya


    Thomas de Waal

    Carlotta Gall

  7. Book cover for Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth

    Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth

    Gitta Sereny

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