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 Last Days of Hitler
    The Last Days of Hitler

    Hugh Trevor Roper

  2. Book cover for Spies and Commissars
    Spies and Commissars

    Robert Service

  3. Book cover for The Diamond Queen
    The Diamond Queen

    Andrew Marr

  4. Book cover for The Opium War
    The Opium War

    Julia Lovell

  5. Book cover for Armed Struggle
    Armed Struggle

    Richard English

  6. Book cover for Forgotten Land
    Forgotten Land

    Max Egremont

  7. Book cover for Foundation
    Foundation

    Peter Ackroyd

  8. Book cover for To End All Wars
    To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild

  9. Book cover for Bury the Chains
    Bury the Chains

    Adam Hochschild

  10. Book cover for Titanic Thompson
    Titanic Thompson

    Kevin Cook

  11. Book cover for The Men Who Stare At Goats
    The Men Who Stare At Goats

    Jon Ronson

  12. Book cover for The Man Who Saved Britain
    The Man Who Saved Britain

    Simon Winder

  13. Book cover for Facing the Frozen Ocean
    Facing the Frozen Ocean

    Bear Grylls

  14. Book cover for A Turn in the South
    A Turn in the South

    V. S. Naipaul

  15. Book cover for Zulu Rising
    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

  16. Book cover for Parisians
    Parisians

    Graham Robb

  17. Book cover for Katherine the Queen
    Katherine the Queen

    Linda Porter

  18. Book cover for The Bridge
    The Bridge

    David Remnick

  19. Book cover for India: A Wounded Civilization
    India: A Wounded Civilization

    V. S. Naipaul

  20. Book cover for The Loss of El Dorado
    The Loss of El Dorado

    V. S. Naipaul

  21. Book cover for India: A Million Mutinies Now
    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. Naipaul

  22. Book cover for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    William Shawcross

  23. Book cover for Edinburgh
    Edinburgh

    Michael Fry

  24. Book cover for Bad Blood
    Bad Blood

    Colm Toibin

  25. Book cover for Homage to Barcelona
    Homage to Barcelona

    Colm Toibin

  26. Book cover for The Sign of the Cross
    The Sign of the Cross

    Colm Toibin

  27. Book cover for The Making of Modern Britain
    The Making of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  28. Book cover for The Battle for the Falklands
    The Battle for the Falklands

    Max Hastings

    Simon Jenkins

  29. Book cover for Lenin
    Lenin

    Robert Service

  30. Book cover for Trotsky
    Trotsky

    Robert Service

  31. Book cover for Stalin
    Stalin

    Robert Service

  32. Book cover for The Longest Siege
    The Longest Siege

    Robert Lyman

  33. Book cover for Love Letters of Great Men and Women
    Love Letters of Great Men and Women

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

  34. Book cover for Das Reich
    Das Reich

    Max Hastings

  35. Book cover for The Himmler Brothers
    The Himmler Brothers

    Katrin Himmler

  36. Book cover for Comrades
    Comrades

    Robert Service

  37. Book cover for Historic London
    Historic London

    Stephen Inwood

  38. Book cover for Irish Freedom
    Irish Freedom

    Richard English

  39. Book cover for Europe at War 1939-1945
    Europe at War 1939-1945

    Norman Davies

  40. Book cover for An Unexpected Light
    An Unexpected Light

    Jason Elliot

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