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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    The Last of the Tsars

    Robert Service

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    We Were Warriors

    Johnny Mercer

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    Empires and Barbarians

    Peter Heather

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    Capturing the Light

    Roger Watson

    Helen Rappaport

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    The Games

    David Goldblatt

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    The Sale of the Late King's Goods

    Jerry Brotton

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    Churchill

    Roy Jenkins

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    Poetry of the First World War

    Marcus Clapham

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    Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

    Dale Shaw

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    Liszt

    Sacheverell Sitwell

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    The Nix

    Nathan Hill

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    How to Survive a Plague

    David France

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    The Good People

    Hannah Kent

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    Revolution

    Peter Ackroyd

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    Black and British

    David Olusoga

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    The Young Melbourne & Lord M

    David Cecil

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    Prince Albert

    Robert Rhodes James

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    Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

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    India After Gandhi

    Ramachandra Guha

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    A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

    Melissa Muller

    Reinhard Piechocki

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    Dunkirk

    Julian Thompson

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    I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

    Paul Howard

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    Fighting ISIS

    Tim Locks

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    India

    V. S. Naipaul

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    Rasputin

    Douglas Smith

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    The Watercolourist

    Beatrice Masini

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    Royal Renegades

    Linda Porter

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    Walls Come Tumbling Down

    Daniel Rachel

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    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

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    A Rage for Order

    Robert F. Worth

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    Spain in Our Hearts

    Adam Hochschild

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    A History of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

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    Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

    Penrose Halson

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    Wish Lanterns

    Alec Ash

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    Final Solution

    David Cesarani

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    The Coldest Winter

    David Halberstam

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    Killing the Rising Sun

    Bill O'Reilly

    Martin Dugard

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    The Republic of Pirates

    Colin Woodard

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    The Kamikaze Hunters

    Will Iredale

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    The Longest Kill

    Craig Harrison

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