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 Balsamic Dreams

    Balsamic Dreams

    Joe Queenan

  2. Book cover for The Men Who Stare At Goats

    The Men Who Stare At Goats

    Jon Ronson

  3. Book cover for The Mimic Men

    The Mimic Men

    V. S. Naipaul

  4. Book cover for The Man Who Saved Britain

    The Man Who Saved Britain

    Simon Winder

  5. Book cover for A Turn in the South

    A Turn in the South

    V. S. Naipaul

  6. Book cover for The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage

    V. S. Naipaul

  7. Book cover for The Lie of the Land

    The Lie of the Land

    Ian Vince

  8. Book cover for Zulu Rising

    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

  9. Book cover for Parisians

    Parisians

    Graham Robb

  10. Book cover for Unreliable Sources

    Unreliable Sources

    John Simpson

  11. Book cover for The Bridge

    The Bridge

    David Remnick

  12. Book cover for India: A Wounded Civilization

    India: A Wounded Civilization

    V. S. Naipaul

  13. Book cover for The Loss of El Dorado

    The Loss of El Dorado

    V. S. Naipaul

  14. Book cover for India: A Million Mutinies Now

    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. Naipaul

  15. Book cover for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    William Shawcross

  16. Book cover for Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Michael Fry

  17. Book cover for The Revolt of the Pendulum

    The Revolt of the Pendulum

    Clive James

  18. Book cover for Man Walks Into A Pub

    Man Walks Into A Pub

    Pete Brown

  19. Book cover for Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    Colm Tóibín

  20. Book cover for Homage to Barcelona

    Homage to Barcelona

    Colm Tóibín

  21. Book cover for The Sign of the Cross

    The Sign of the Cross

    Colm Tóibín

  22. Book cover for The Making of Modern Britain

    The Making of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  23. Book cover for The Great Shark Hunt

    The Great Shark Hunt

    Hunter S. Thompson

  24. Book cover for Lenin

    Lenin

    Robert Service

  25. Book cover for Trotsky

    Trotsky

    Robert Service

  26. Book cover for Stalin

    Stalin

    Robert Service

  27. Book cover for The Longest Siege

    The Longest Siege

    Robert Lyman

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

    Love Letters of Great Men and Women

    Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

  29. Book cover for Absolute War

    Absolute War

    Chris Bellamy

  30. Book cover for Defeat Into Victory

    Defeat Into Victory

    William Slim

  31. Book cover for The Circuit

    The Circuit

    Bob Shepherd

  32. Book cover for Faberge's Eggs

    Faberge's Eggs

    Toby Faber

  33. Book cover for The Himmler Brothers

    The Himmler Brothers

    Katrin Himmler

  34. Book cover for Comrades

    Comrades

    Robert Service

  35. Book cover for Historic London

    Historic London

    Stephen Inwood

  36. Book cover for Irish Freedom

    Irish Freedom

    Richard English

  37. Book cover for Europe at War 1939-1945

    Europe at War 1939-1945

    Norman Davies

  38. Book cover for An Unexpected Light

    An Unexpected Light

    Jason Elliot

  39. Book cover for Last Waltz in Vienna

    Last Waltz in Vienna

    George Clare

  40. Book cover for The Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Peter Heather

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