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1666: Plague, War and Hellfire

1666 was a watershed year for England. The outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastati..

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17 Carnations: The Windsors, the Nazis and the Cover-Up

The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcee, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full stor..

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1916 Irish Rebellion

The 1916 Irish Rebellion is the companion book to a three-part documentary series to be broadcast worldwide in 2016. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the documentary, entitled "1916 The Irish Rebellion," and ..

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1916: The Mornings After

The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into na..

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30-Second London: The 50 Key Visions, Events and Architects That Shaped the City, Each Explained in Half a Minute

If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the ..

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A People's History of Scotland

A People's History of Scotland looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past. It captures the history that matters today, stories of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the..

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A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain

"We can begin with a kiss, though this will not turn out to be a love story, at least not a love story of anything like the usual kind." So begins A Very Queer Family Indeed, which introduces us to th..

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All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the o..

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All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption "All Behind You, Winston". It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the o..

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Angel and the Cad: Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England

A narrative history rich with romance and tragedy, The Angel and the Cad is the story of the high society scandal that gripped Regency England. The day she turned 16, Catherine Tylney Long became the..

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Angel and the Cad: Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England

At the age of sixteen, Catherine Tylney Long became the wealthiest heiress in England, and the public found their 'angel'. Witty, wealthy and beautiful, Catherine was the most eligible of young ladies..

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At 12 Mr Byng Was Shot

Admiral John Byng was shot on the deck of his ship, the HMS Monarch, at 12pm on 14 March 1757. His offence was nothing more than following the orders of his superiors. Having ignored warnings of an im..

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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted tha..

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Battle Royal: The Wars of Lancaster and York, 1450-1464

England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos. The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent feuding of his magnates, loses his mind. Disgruntled nobles back ..

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Beating Napoleon

'If it had not been for you English, I should have been Emperor of the East; but wherever there is water to float a ship, we are sure to find you in our way.' Emperor Napoleon But just thirty-five yea..

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Birthright

No saga of personal hardship so captivated the British pub- lic in the eighteenth century as that of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty house of A..

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Bishop's Brothels

Drawing on a wealth of contemporary source material, The Bishop's Brothels is a fascinating social history of how commercial sex has been bought and sold in London for over a thousand years. The Bank..

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Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers

'The Black Door' explores the evolving relationship between successive British prime ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Counci..

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Blood Royal: The Wars of Lancaster and York, 1462-1485

THE REAL GAME OF THRONES CONTINUES...Blood Royal is the second volume of a magisterial new interpretation of the savage struggle for supreme power between and within the Plantagenet houses of Lancaste..

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Bloody Foreigners:  Story of Immigration to Britain

The story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people and ideas is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remark..

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Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors

On the morning of 22 August 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the up..

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Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary docu..

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Britain AD:  Quest for Arthur, England & the Anglo-Saxons
Britain BC   Life In Britain & Ireland Before The Romans
Britain's Royal Families : The Complete Genealogy

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Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County

A stunning new edition of the earliest atlas of the British Isles. Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County reproduces the maps of John Speed's 1611 collection The Theatre of Great Britaine in large, ea..

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British Dentist

Though the prospect may fill us with dread, most of us need dental treatment at some stage - and the reality is that better care has never been available, as this fully illustrated book shows. Early d..

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Buckingham Palace: Official Souvenir Guide

Buckingham Palace is one of the most readily recognised buildings in the world and one of the few working royal palaces remaining. This official guide to Buckingham Palace provides an illustrated acco..

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Building of England : How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. The Building of England puts into context the sig..

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Charles Brandon: Henry VIII's Closest Friend

We don't really consider Henry VIII to have had friends, rather subjects, cronies and dutiful wives and ministers of state. But Henry was a very sociable person and craved genuine relationships. Charl..

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Charles I and the People of England

The story of the reign of Charles I - through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches..

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Children of Henry VIII

Behind the facade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama. Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male h..

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Children of the Sun: A Narrative of Decadence in England After 1918

Children of the Sun is a story of brilliant and later famous young people who deliberately chose decadence as an alternative lifestyle. The setting is England between World War I and World War II. The..

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Children Who Fought Hitler

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Churchill & Empire

One of our finest narrative historians, and journalist for the SUNDAY TIMES and LITERARY REVIEW, Lawrence James, has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, set within a fully detailed..

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Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Fact..

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Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard 'He writes with gusto...the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ...this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill..

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Churchill's Bomb: A Hidden History of Britain's First Nuclear Weapons Programme

Churchill's Bomb reveals a new aspect of the great Prime Minister's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy o..

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Churchill's Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World

Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Al..

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Churchill, Roosevelt, and Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft

During World War II the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain cemented the alliance that won the war in the West. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured..

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Churchill: The Life: An Authorised Pictorial Biography

When Winston Spencer Churchill was born in 1874, no one could have predicted the path that lay ahead. But, as it turned out, from Winston's undistinguished academic career to his front-line experience..

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Churchill: The Power of Words

Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal..

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Churchills:  Family at the Heart of History

There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and c..

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Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour

An enthralling, behind-the-scenes account of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain. Citizens of London brings out of history's shadows the three key American players in London..

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Civil War: A History of England Volume III

In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stua..

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Civil War: A History of England: Volume III

In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stua..

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Civil War: The History of England: Volume III

In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stua..

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Common People: The History of an English Family

This book is short listed for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize 'Part detective story, part Dickensian saga, part labour history. "A thrilling and unnerving read." (Observer). "Mesmeric and deeply moving...

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Common People: The History of an English Family

"A remarkable achievement ...should become a classic". (Margaret Drabble). "Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, Alison Light makes her family speak for England". (Jerry White, author of L..

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Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture

Thirty leading Victorianists from around the world collaborate here in a multidimensional analysis of the breadth and sweep of modern Britaina s longest, unruliest literary epoch...

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Consuming Passions: Leisure & Pleasure in Victorian Britain
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