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 Brothers in Arms
    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

  2. Book cover for The Bells of Old Tokyo
    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

  3. Book cover for The Russian Job
    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

  4. Book cover for 1939

    Frederick Taylor

  5. Book cover for The Age of Light
    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  6. Book cover for Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  7. Book cover for The Map of Knowledge
    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

  8. Book cover for Daughters of Chivalry
    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

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

    Susannah Stapleton

  10. Book cover for Germania

    Simon Winder

  11. Book cover for Danubia

    Simon Winder

  12. Book cover for Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

  13. Book cover for The Book of Tea
    The Book of Tea

    Okakura Kakuzo

    Sayuri Romei

  14. Book cover for Nature's Mutiny
    Nature's Mutiny

    Philipp Blom

  15. Book cover for War Doctor
    War Doctor

    David Nott

  16. Book cover for Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

  17. Book cover for The Skripal Files
    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

  18. Book cover for The Prince
    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

  19. Book cover for Handel in London
    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

  20. Book cover for Her Father's Daughter
    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

  21. 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

  22. Book cover for Mrs Gaskell and Me
    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

  23. Book cover for A Daughter's Choice
    A Daughter's Choice

    Margaret Ford

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

    David M. Guss

  25. Book cover for Carrying the Fire
    Carrying the Fire

    Michael Collins

  26. Book cover for Milk of Paradise
    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

  27. Book cover for A World on Edge
    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

  28. Book cover for King of Spies
    King of Spies

    Blaine Harden

  29. Book cover for No Way Out
    No Way Out

    Adam Jowett

  30. Book cover for Operation Chaos
    Operation Chaos

    Matthew Sweet

  31. Book cover for King Leopold's Ghost
    King Leopold's Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

  32. Book cover for The Debatable Land
    The Debatable Land

    Graham Robb

  33. Book cover for Wolves of Rome
    Wolves of Rome

    Valerio Massimo Manfredi

  34. Book cover for Love Letters of Great Men
    Love Letters of Great Men


    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

  35. Book cover for The End of the Cold War
    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service

  36. Book cover for Christmas

    Judith Flanders

  37. Book cover for Drawing Europe Together
    Drawing Europe Together


  38. Book cover for Gladstone

    Roy Jenkins

  39. Book cover for Mary, Queen of Scots
    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Eric Linklater

  40. Book cover for All My Mother's Secrets
    All My Mother's Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

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