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.

251 books available
  1. Book cover for Rising '44
    Rising '44

    Norman Davies

  2. Book cover for The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
    The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

    Michael Burleigh

  3. Book cover for To War with Whitaker
    To War with Whitaker

    Hermione Ranfurly

  4. Book cover for The Trial of Adolf Hitler
    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King

  5. Book cover for The Darkening Age
    The Darkening Age

    Catherine Nixey

  6. Book cover for The Lost Pilots
    The Lost Pilots

    Corey Mead

  7. Book cover for Wonderland
    Wonderland

    Steven Johnson

  8. Book cover for My Country, My Life
    My Country, My Life

    Ehud Barak

  9. Book cover for To Die in Spring
    To Die in Spring

    Ralf Rothmann

  10. Book cover for Escaping Hitler
    Escaping Hitler

    Monty Halls

  11. Book cover for Move Fast and Break Things
    Move Fast and Break Things

    Jonathan Taplin

  12. Book cover for The Women Who Flew for Hitler
    The Women Who Flew for Hitler

    Clare Mulley

  13. Book cover for The King's Assassin
    The King's Assassin

    Benjamin Woolley

  14. Book cover for Some Sunny Day
    Some Sunny Day

    Madge Lambert

    Robert Blair

  15. Book cover for The Burning Time
    The Burning Time

    Virginia Rounding

  16. Book cover for Truevine
    Truevine

    Beth Macy

  17. Book cover for The Last of the Tsars
    The Last of the Tsars

    Robert Service

  18. Book cover for We Were Warriors
    We Were Warriors

    Johnny Mercer

  19. Book cover for Empires and Barbarians
    Empires and Barbarians

    Peter Heather

  20. Book cover for The Real Middle-Earth
    The Real Middle-Earth

    Brian Bates

  21. Book cover for Capturing the Light
    Capturing the Light

    Roger Watson

    Helen Rappaport

  22. Book cover for The Games
    The Games

    David Goldblatt

  23. Book cover for The Sale of the Late King's Goods
    The Sale of the Late King's Goods

    Jerry Brotton

  24. Book cover for Churchill
    Churchill

    Roy Jenkins

  25. Book cover for Poetry of the First World War
    Poetry of the First World War

    Marcus Clapham

  26. Book cover for Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem
    Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

    Dale Shaw

  27. Book cover for Liszt
    Liszt

    Sacheverell Sitwell

  28. Book cover for The Nix
    The Nix

    Nathan Hill

  29. Book cover for How to Survive a Plague
    How to Survive a Plague

    David France

  30. Book cover for The Good People
    The Good People

    Hannah Kent

  31. Book cover for Revolution
    Revolution

    Peter Ackroyd

  32. Book cover for The Young Melbourne & Lord M
    The Young Melbourne & Lord M

    David Cecil

  33. Book cover for Prince Albert
    Prince Albert

    Robert Rhodes James

  34. Book cover for Keeping My Sisters' Secrets
    Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

  35. Book cover for India After Gandhi
    India After Gandhi

    Ramachandra Guha

  36. Book cover for A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
    A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

    Melissa Muller

    Reinhard Piechocki

  37. Book cover for Dunkirk
    Dunkirk

    Julian Thompson

  38. Book cover for Fighting ISIS
    Fighting ISIS

    Tim Locks

  39. Book cover for I Read the News Today, Oh Boy
    I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

    Paul Howard

  40. Book cover for Rasputin
    Rasputin

    Douglas Smith

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