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 The Watercolourist
    The Watercolourist

    Beatrice Masini

  2. Book cover for Walls Come Tumbling Down
    Walls Come Tumbling Down

    Daniel Rachel

  3. Book cover for The Art of War
    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

  4. Book cover for Royal Renegades
    Royal Renegades

    Linda Porter

  5. Book cover for A Rage for Order
    A Rage for Order

    Robert F. Worth

  6. Book cover for Spain in Our Hearts
    Spain in Our Hearts

    Adam Hochschild

  7. Book cover for A History of Modern Britain
    A History of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  8. Book cover for Marriages Are Made in Bond Street
    Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

    Penrose Halson

  9. Book cover for Wish Lanterns
    Wish Lanterns

    Alec Ash

  10. Book cover for Final Solution
    Final Solution

    David Cesarani

  11. Book cover for The Coldest Winter
    The Coldest Winter

    David Halberstam

  12. Book cover for Killing the Rising Sun
    Killing the Rising Sun

    Bill O'Reilly

    Martin Dugard

  13. Book cover for The Republic of Pirates
    The Republic of Pirates

    Colin Woodard

  14. Book cover for The Kamikaze Hunters
    The Kamikaze Hunters

    Will Iredale

  15. Book cover for The Longest Kill
    The Longest Kill

    Craig Harrison

  16. Book cover for The Diary of Lena Mukhina
    The Diary of Lena Mukhina

    Lena Mukhina

  17. Book cover for A Curious Friendship
    A Curious Friendship

    Anna Thomasson

  18. Book cover for The Discovery of France
    The Discovery of France

    Graham Robb

  19. Book cover for King John
    King John

    Stephen Church

  20. Book cover for The Way We Wore
    The Way We Wore

    Daphne Selfe

  21. Book cover for An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist
    An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist

    Nick Middleton

  22. Book cover for Our Story
    Our Story

    Reginald Kray

    Ronald Kray

    Fred Dinenage

  23. Book cover for 1946: The Making of the Modern World
    1946: The Making of the Modern World

    Victor Sebestyen

  24. Book cover for Civil War
    Civil War

    Peter Ackroyd

  25. Book cover for The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill
    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill

    William Manchester

    Paul Reid

  26. Book cover for The Fall of Paris
    The Fall of Paris

    Alistair Horne

  27. Book cover for Empire's Crossroads
    Empire's Crossroads

    Carrie Gibson

  28. Book cover for Some Desperate Glory
    Some Desperate Glory

    Max Egremont

  29. Book cover for Overlord
    Overlord

    Max Hastings

  30. Book cover for Armageddon
    Armageddon

    Max Hastings

  31. Book cover for Churchill's Empire
    Churchill's Empire

    Richard Toye

  32. Book cover for We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

    Philip Gourevitch

  33. Book cover for Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses
    Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

    Helen Rappaport

  34. Book cover for Queen of the Desert
    Queen of the Desert

    Georgina Howell

  35. Book cover for Dispatches
    Dispatches

    Michael Herr

  36. Book cover for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Alexandra Fuller

  37. Book cover for The Seventies Unplugged
    The Seventies Unplugged

    Gerard DeGroot

  38. Book cover for Editor
    Editor

    Max Hastings

  39. Book cover for The Places In Between
    The Places In Between

    Rory Stewart

  40. Book cover for Passions Between Women
    Passions Between Women

    Emma Donoghue

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