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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  1. Book cover for Empire's Crossroads

    Empire's Crossroads

    Carrie Gibson

  2. Book cover for Some Desperate Glory

    Some Desperate Glory

    Max Egremont

  3. Book cover for Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir

    Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir

    Jean Trumpington

  4. Book cover for Armageddon

    Armageddon

    Max Hastings

  5. Book cover for Churchill's Empire

    Churchill's Empire

    Richard Toye

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book cover for I Wish I'd Been There

    I Wish I'd Been There

    Byron Hollinshead

    Theodore Rabb

  9. Book cover for Queen of the Desert

    Queen of the Desert

    Georgina Howell

  10. Book cover for Dispatches

    Dispatches

    Michael Herr

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

    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Alexandra Fuller

  12. Book cover for Give Me Ten Seconds

    Give Me Ten Seconds

    John Sergeant

  13. Book cover for The Seventies Unplugged

    The Seventies Unplugged

    Gerard DeGroot

  14. Book cover for Act Of God

    Act Of God

    Graham Phillips

  15. Book cover for Editor

    Editor

    Max Hastings

  16. Book cover for Passions Between Women

    Passions Between Women

    Emma Donoghue

  17. Book cover for Last Letters Home

    Last Letters Home

    Tamasin Day-Lewis

  18. Book cover for Lloyd George and Churchill

    Lloyd George and Churchill

    Richard Toye

  19. Book cover for The Little Captive

    The Little Captive

    Lise Kristensen

  20. Book cover for Good Eating

    Good Eating

    Telegraph Group Limited

  21. Book cover for The Ancient Paths

    The Ancient Paths

    Graham Robb

  22. Book cover for Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures

    Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures

    Bear Grylls

  23. Book cover for The Restoration of Rome

    The Restoration of Rome

    Peter Heather

  24. Book cover for Flat Earth

    Flat Earth

    Christine Garwood

  25. Book cover for More What If?

    More What If?

    Robert Cowley

  26. Book cover for Flappers

    Flappers

    Judith Mackrell

  27. Book cover for The Crystal Bucket

    The Crystal Bucket

    Clive James

  28. Book cover for The Dreaming Swimmer

    The Dreaming Swimmer

    Clive James

  29. Book cover for At the Pillars of Hercules

    At the Pillars of Hercules

    Clive James

  30. Book cover for The Metropolitan Critic

    The Metropolitan Critic

    Clive James

  31. Book cover for The Wreck at Sharpnose Point

    The Wreck at Sharpnose Point

    Jeremy Seal

  32. Book cover for Small Wars, Far Away Places

    Small Wars, Far Away Places

    Michael Burleigh

  33. Book cover for A Fort of Nine Towers

    A Fort of Nine Towers

    Qais Akbar Omar

  34. Book cover for Harvest

    Harvest

    Jim Crace

  35. Book cover for Churchill's First War

    Churchill's First War

    Con Coughlin

  36. Book cover for Simply the Best Baby Name Book

    Simply the Best Baby Name Book

    Stuart Wilson

  37. Book cover for Going to the Wars

    Going to the Wars

    Max Hastings

  38. Book cover for Even As We Speak

    Even As We Speak

    Clive James

  39. Book cover for The Generation Game

    The Generation Game

    David McWilliams

  40. Book cover for The Burma Road

    The Burma Road

    Donovan Webster

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