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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239 books available
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    War Doctor

    David Nott

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    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

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    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

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    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

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    Kafka's Last Trial

    Benjamin Balint

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    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

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    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

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    The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life

    Henry Hitchings

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    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

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    A Daughter's Choice

    Margaret Ford

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    The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    David M. Guss

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    Carrying the Fire

    Michael Collins

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    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

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    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

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    King of Spies

    Blaine Harden

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    No Way Out

    Adam Jowett

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    Operation Chaos

    Matthew Sweet

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    King Leopold's Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

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    The Debatable Land

    Graham Robb

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    Wolves of Rome

    Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service

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    Christmas

    Judith Flanders

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    Drawing Europe Together

    Various

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    Gladstone

    Roy Jenkins

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    All My Mother's Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

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    Rising '44

    Norman Davies

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    The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

    Michael Burleigh

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    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King

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    The Darkening Age

    Catherine Nixey

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    The Lost Pilots

    Corey Mead

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    Wonderland

    Steven Johnson

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    My Country, My Life

    Ehud Barak

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    To Die in Spring

    Ralf Rothmann

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    Escaping Hitler

    Monty Halls

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    Move Fast and Break Things

    Jonathan Taplin

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    The Women Who Flew for Hitler

    Clare Mulley

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    The King's Assassin

    Benjamin Woolley

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    Some Sunny Day

    Madge Lambert

    Robert Blair

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    The Burning Time

    Virginia Rounding

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    Truevine

    Beth Macy

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