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 A History of the World

    A History of the World

    Andrew Marr

  2. Book cover for Former People

    Former People

    Douglas Smith

  3. Book cover for My Secret Sister

    My Secret Sister

    Helen Edwards

    Jenny Lee Smith

  4. Book cover for All Things Wise and Wonderful

    All Things Wise and Wonderful

    James Herriot

  5. Book cover for John Prebble's Scotland

    John Prebble's Scotland

    John Prebble

  6. Book cover for The Prince

    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

  7. Book cover for The Last Days of Hitler

    The Last Days of Hitler

    Hugh Trevor Roper

  8. Book cover for Spies and Commissars

    Spies and Commissars

    Robert Service

  9. Book cover for The Diamond Queen

    The Diamond Queen

    Andrew Marr

  10. Book cover for The Opium War

    The Opium War

    Julia Lovell

  11. Book cover for Armed Struggle

    Armed Struggle

    Richard English

  12. Book cover for Forgotten Land

    Forgotten Land

    Max Egremont

  13. Book cover for Foundation

    Foundation

    Peter Ackroyd

  14. Book cover for To End All Wars

    To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild

  15. Book cover for Bury the Chains

    Bury the Chains

    Adam Hochschild

  16. Book cover for Titanic Thompson

    Titanic Thompson

    Kevin Cook

  17. Book cover for The Men Who Stare At Goats

    The Men Who Stare At Goats

    Jon Ronson

  18. Book cover for The Man Who Saved Britain

    The Man Who Saved Britain

    Simon Winder

  19. Book cover for Facing the Frozen Ocean

    Facing the Frozen Ocean

    Bear Grylls

  20. Book cover for A Turn in the South

    A Turn in the South

    V. S. Naipaul

  21. Book cover for Zulu Rising

    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

  22. Book cover for Parisians

    Parisians

    Graham Robb

  23. Book cover for The Bridge

    The Bridge

    David Remnick

  24. Book cover for India: A Wounded Civilization

    India: A Wounded Civilization

    V. S. Naipaul

  25. Book cover for The Loss of El Dorado

    The Loss of El Dorado

    V. S. Naipaul

  26. Book cover for India: A Million Mutinies Now

    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. Naipaul

  27. Book cover for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    William Shawcross

  28. Book cover for Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Michael Fry

  29. Book cover for Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    Colm Toibin

  30. Book cover for Homage to Barcelona

    Homage to Barcelona

    Colm Toibin

  31. Book cover for The Sign of the Cross

    The Sign of the Cross

    Colm Toibin

  32. Book cover for The Making of Modern Britain

    The Making of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  33. Book cover for Lenin

    Lenin

    Robert Service

  34. Book cover for Trotsky

    Trotsky

    Robert Service

  35. Book cover for Stalin

    Stalin

    Robert Service

  36. Book cover for The Longest Siege

    The Longest Siege

    Robert Lyman

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

    Love Letters of Great Men and Women

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

  38. Book cover for Das Reich

    Das Reich

    Max Hastings

  39. Book cover for The Himmler Brothers

    The Himmler Brothers

    Katrin Himmler

  40. Book cover for Comrades

    Comrades

    Robert Service

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