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.

381 books available
  1. Book cover for Kind of Blue

    Kind of Blue

    Ken Clarke

  2. Book cover for Rasputin

    Rasputin

    Douglas Smith

  3. Book cover for The Watercolourist

    The Watercolourist

    Beatrice Masini

  4. Book cover for Royal Renegades

    Royal Renegades

    Linda Porter

  5. Book cover for Walls Come Tumbling Down

    Walls Come Tumbling Down

    Daniel Rachel

  6. Book cover for The Art of War

    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

  7. Book cover for A Rage for Order

    A Rage for Order

    Robert F. Worth

  8. Book cover for Spain in Our Hearts

    Spain in Our Hearts

    Adam Hochschild

  9. Book cover for A History of Modern Britain

    A History of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  10. Book cover for Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

    Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

    Penrose Halson

  11. Book cover for Wish Lanterns

    Wish Lanterns

    Alec Ash

  12. Book cover for Final Solution

    Final Solution

    David Cesarani

  13. Book cover for Claude and Madeleine

    Claude and Madeleine

    Edward Marriott

  14. Book cover for The Coldest Winter

    The Coldest Winter

    David Halberstam

  15. Book cover for Hidden Depths

    Hidden Depths

    Robin Waterfield

  16. Book cover for Killing the Rising Sun

    Killing the Rising Sun

    Bill O'Reilly

    Martin Dugard

  17. Book cover for Bosnia

    Bosnia

    Noel Malcolm

  18. Book cover for The Republic of Pirates

    The Republic of Pirates

    Colin Woodard

  19. Book cover for The Kamikaze Hunters

    The Kamikaze Hunters

    Will Iredale

  20. Book cover for The Longest Kill

    The Longest Kill

    Craig Harrison

  21. Book cover for The Diary of Lena Mukhina

    The Diary of Lena Mukhina

    Lena Mukhina

  22. Book cover for The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

    The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

    Blaine Harden

  23. Book cover for A Curious Friendship

    A Curious Friendship

    Anna Thomasson

  24. Book cover for Last Man Standing

    Last Man Standing

    Jack Straw

  25. Book cover for The Discovery of France

    The Discovery of France

    Graham Robb

  26. Book cover for The Angel and the Cad

    The Angel and the Cad

    Geraldine Roberts

  27. Book cover for King John

    King John

    Stephen Church

  28. Book cover for The Way We Wore

    The Way We Wore

    Daphne Selfe

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

    An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist

    Nick Middleton

  30. Book cover for Spitfire Ace

    Spitfire Ace

    Martin Davidson

    James Taylor

  31. Book cover for King of the World

    King of the World

    David Remnick

  32. Book cover for Our Story

    Our Story

    Reginald Kray

    Ronald Kray

    Fred Dinenage

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

    1946: The Making of the Modern World

    Victor Sebestyen

  34. Book cover for Fire in the Night

    Fire in the Night

    C Smith

    J Bierman

  35. Book cover for Civil War

    Civil War

    Peter Ackroyd

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

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill

    William Manchester

    Paul Reid

  37. Book cover for The Fall of Paris

    The Fall of Paris

    Alistair Horne

  38. Book cover for Chancellors

    Chancellors

    Roy Jenkins

  39. Book cover for Unholy War

    Unholy War

    David I. Kertzer

  40. Book cover for About The Size Of It

    About The Size Of It

    Warwick Cairns

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