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.

255 books available
  1. Book cover for The End of the Cold War

    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service

  2. Book cover for Christmas

    Christmas

    Judith Flanders

  3. Book cover for Drawing Europe Together

    Drawing Europe Together

    Various

  4. Book cover for Gladstone

    Gladstone

    Roy Jenkins

  5. Book cover for Mary, Queen of Scots

    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Eric Linklater

  6. Book cover for All My Mother's Secrets

    All My Mother's Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

  7. Book cover for Rising '44

    Rising '44

    Norman Davies

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

    The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

    Michael Burleigh

  9. Book cover for To War with Whitaker

    To War with Whitaker

    Hermione Ranfurly

  10. Book cover for The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King

  11. Book cover for The Darkening Age

    The Darkening Age

    Catherine Nixey

  12. Book cover for The Lost Pilots

    The Lost Pilots

    Corey Mead

  13. Book cover for Wonderland

    Wonderland

    Steven Johnson

  14. Book cover for My Country, My Life

    My Country, My Life

    Ehud Barak

  15. Book cover for To Die in Spring

    To Die in Spring

    Ralf Rothmann

  16. Book cover for Escaping Hitler

    Escaping Hitler

    Monty Halls

  17. Book cover for Move Fast and Break Things

    Move Fast and Break Things

    Jonathan Taplin

  18. Book cover for The Women Who Flew for Hitler

    The Women Who Flew for Hitler

    Clare Mulley

  19. Book cover for The King's Assassin

    The King's Assassin

    Benjamin Woolley

  20. Book cover for Some Sunny Day

    Some Sunny Day

    Madge Lambert

    Robert Blair

  21. Book cover for The Burning Time

    The Burning Time

    Virginia Rounding

  22. Book cover for Truevine

    Truevine

    Beth Macy

  23. Book cover for The Last of the Tsars

    The Last of the Tsars

    Robert Service

  24. Book cover for We Were Warriors

    We Were Warriors

    Johnny Mercer

  25. Book cover for Empires and Barbarians

    Empires and Barbarians

    Peter Heather

  26. Book cover for The Real Middle-Earth

    The Real Middle-Earth

    Brian Bates

  27. Book cover for Capturing the Light

    Capturing the Light

    Roger Watson

    Helen Rappaport

  28. Book cover for The Games

    The Games

    David Goldblatt

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

    The Sale of the Late King's Goods

    Jerry Brotton

  30. Book cover for Churchill

    Churchill

    Roy Jenkins

  31. Book cover for Poetry of the First World War

    Poetry of the First World War

    Marcus Clapham

  32. Book cover for Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

    Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

    Dale Shaw

  33. Book cover for Liszt

    Liszt

    Sacheverell Sitwell

  34. Book cover for The Nix

    The Nix

    Nathan Hill

  35. Book cover for How to Survive a Plague

    How to Survive a Plague

    David France

  36. Book cover for The Good People

    The Good People

    Hannah Kent

  37. Book cover for Revolution

    Revolution

    Peter Ackroyd

  38. Book cover for The Young Melbourne & Lord M

    The Young Melbourne & Lord M

    David Cecil

  39. Book cover for Prince Albert

    Prince Albert

    Robert Rhodes James

  40. Book cover for Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

    Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

    Beezy Marsh

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