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.

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    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

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    Parisians

    Graham Robb

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    Katherine the Queen

    Linda Porter

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    The Bridge

    David Remnick

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    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

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    India: A Wounded Civilization

    V. S. Naipaul

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    The Loss of El Dorado

    V. S. Naipaul

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    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. Naipaul

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    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    William Shawcross

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    Edinburgh

    Michael Fry

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    Bad Blood

    Colm Toibin

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    Homage to Barcelona

    Colm Toibin

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    The Sign of the Cross

    Colm Toibin

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    The Battle for the Falklands

    Max Hastings

    Simon Jenkins

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    The Making of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

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    Lenin

    Robert Service

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    Trotsky

    Robert Service

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    Stalin

    Robert Service

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    The Longest Siege

    Robert Lyman

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    Love Letters of Great Men and Women

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

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    Das Reich

    Max Hastings

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    Colditz

    P R Reid

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    Love Letters of Great Men

    Various

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

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    The Himmler Brothers

    Katrin Himmler

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    Comrades

    Robert Service

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    Historic London

    Stephen Inwood

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    Irish Freedom

    Richard English

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    Europe at War 1939-1945

    Norman Davies

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    Occupational Hazards

    Rory Stewart

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    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Peter Heather

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    The Shackled Continent

    Robert Guest

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    Strangers

    Graham Robb

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    Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

    Colm Toibin

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    The Travels of Ibn Battutah

    Ibn Battutah

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    The Third Reich

    Michael Burleigh

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    The Isles

    Norman Davies

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    Balzac

    Graham Robb

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    Victor Hugo

    Graham Robb

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    Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth

    Gitta Sereny

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