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.

255 books available
  1. Book cover for Daily Rituals Women at Work

    Daily Rituals Women at Work

    Mason Currey

  2. Book cover for The Korean War

    The Korean War

    Max Hastings

  3. Book cover for The Song of Simon de Montfort

    The Song of Simon de Montfort

    Sophie Thérèse Ambler

  4. Book cover for Kremlin Winter

    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

  5. Book cover for India

    India

    V. S. Naipaul

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

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

    Mary Seacole

  7. Book cover for Eight Days at Yalta

    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

  8. Book cover for Brothers in Arms

    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

  9. Book cover for The Bells of Old Tokyo

    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

  10. Book cover for The Russian Job

    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

  11. Book cover for 1939

    1939

    Frederick Taylor

  12. Book cover for The Age of Light

    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  13. Book cover for Meditations

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  14. Book cover for The Map of Knowledge

    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

  15. Book cover for Daughters of Chivalry

    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

  16. Book cover for Lotharingia

    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

  17. Book cover for The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    Susannah Stapleton

  18. Book cover for Germania

    Germania

    Simon Winder

  19. Book cover for Danubia

    Danubia

    Simon Winder

  20. Book cover for The Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea

    Okakura Kakuzo

    Sayuri Romei

  21. Book cover for Nature's Mutiny

    Nature's Mutiny

    Philipp Blom

  22. Book cover for War Doctor

    War Doctor

    David Nott

  23. Book cover for Dominion

    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

  24. Book cover for The Skripal Files

    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

  25. Book cover for Handel in London

    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

  26. Book cover for Her Father's Daughter

    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

  27. 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

  28. Book cover for Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

  29. Book cover for A Daughter's Choice

    A Daughter's Choice

    Margaret Ford

  30. Book cover for The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    David M. Guss

  31. Book cover for Carrying the Fire

    Carrying the Fire

    Michael Collins

  32. Book cover for Milk of Paradise

    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

  33. Book cover for A World on Edge

    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

  34. Book cover for King of Spies

    King of Spies

    Blaine Harden

  35. Book cover for No Way Out

    No Way Out

    Adam Jowett

  36. Book cover for Operation Chaos

    Operation Chaos

    Matthew Sweet

  37. Book cover for King Leopold's Ghost

    King Leopold's Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

  38. Book cover for The Debatable Land

    The Debatable Land

    Graham Robb

  39. Book cover for Wolves of Rome

    Wolves of Rome

    Valerio Massimo Manfredi

  40. Book cover for Love Letters of Great Men

    Love Letters of Great Men

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