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.

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  1. Book cover for The Real Middle-Earth

    The Real Middle-Earth

    Brian Bates

  2. Book cover for Day of the Assassins

    Day of the Assassins

    Michael Burleigh

  3. Book cover for Facing the Frozen Ocean

    Facing the Frozen Ocean

    Bear Grylls

  4. Book cover for The Utopians

    The Utopians

    Anna Neima

  5. Book cover for Going with the Boys

    Going with the Boys

    Judith Mackrell

  6. Book cover for Innovation

    Innovation

    Peter Ackroyd

  7. Book cover for The Glass Wall

    The Glass Wall

    Max Egremont

  8. Book cover for Cultural Amnesia

    Cultural Amnesia

    Clive James

  9. Book cover for Revolt

    Revolt

    Nadav Eyal

  10. Book cover for Lily's Promise

    Lily's Promise

    Lily Ebert

    Dov Forman

  11. Book cover for The Diamond Queen

    The Diamond Queen

    Andrew Marr

  12. Book cover for The Battle for the Falklands

    The Battle for the Falklands

    Max Hastings

    Simon Jenkins

  13. Book cover for Until Proven Safe

    Until Proven Safe

    Geoff Manaugh

    Nicola Twilley

  14. Book cover for The Book Collectors of Daraya

    The Book Collectors of Daraya

    Delphine Minoui

  15. Book cover for The Quiet Americans

    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson

  16. Book cover for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

  17. Book cover for The Happiest Man on Earth

    The Happiest Man on Earth

    Eddie Jaku

  18. Book cover for Saving Justice

    Saving Justice

    James Comey

  19. Book cover for How to Be a Refugee

    How to Be a Refugee

  20. Book cover for Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    Emmanuel Acho

  21. Book cover for Dutch Light

    Dutch Light

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

  22. Book cover for A World Beneath the Sands

    A World Beneath the Sands

    Toby Wilkinson

  23. Book cover for Shakespearean

    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

  24. Book cover for A House Through Time

    A House Through Time

    David Olusoga

    Melanie Backe-Hansen

  25. Book cover for Bomber Command

    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

  26. Book cover for The Blind Light

    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  27. Book cover for The Running Book

    The Running Book

    John Connell

  28. Book cover for Palace of Palms

    Palace of Palms

    Kate Teltscher

  29. Book cover for Black and British

    Black and British

    David Olusoga

  30. Book cover for Thebes

    Thebes

    Paul Cartledge

  31. Book cover for Pandora's Jar

    Pandora's Jar

    Natalie Haynes

  32. Book cover for Endurance

    Endurance

    Louis Rudd

  33. Book cover for Mistresses

    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

  34. Book cover for Legionnaire

    Legionnaire

    Simon Murray

  35. Book cover for Machiavelli

    Machiavelli

    Alexander Lee

  36. Book cover for Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

    George Orwell

  37. Book cover for Down and Out in Paris and London

    Down and Out in Paris and London

    George Orwell

  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 Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

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