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1942: Britain at the Brink

In 1942 there was a domestic crisis in Britain. Public morale collapsed with a widespread feeling that Winston Churchill was no longer the right man to lead the nation. In the course of the crisis, mo..

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Anglo-Saxons, The: A History of the Beginnings of England

The Sunday Times bestseller ' A clever, lively ... splendid new book' DAN JONES, SUNDAY TIMES 'A big gold bar of delight' SPECTATOR Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman..

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Break-Up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-Nationalism

In this classic text, first published in 1977, Tom Nairn memorably depicts the 'slow foundering' of the United Kingdom on the rocks of imperial decline, constitutional anachronism and the gathering fo..

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Brief History of London, A

As the United Kingdom left the European Union, during a period of international and domestic turmoil, London found itself at a turning point. This critical moment presents an opportunity to look back,..

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Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit

How might we celebrate Britain's undoubted strengths while accepting that we have slipped from the top table? How can we act as a great nation while no longer pretending to be a great power? How might..

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Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt

Contrary to nationalist legend and schoolboy history lessons, the British Empire was not a great civilising power bringing light to the darker corners of the earth. Richard Gott's magisterial work r..

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Cathedrals of Steam: How London's Great Stations Were Built - And How They Transformed the City

'Fascinating' - 'Books of the Year', Financial Times 'London's twelve great rail termini are the epic survivors of the Victorian age... Wolmar brings them to life with the knowledge of an expert ..

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Class of '37: Voices from Working-class Girlhood

It is 1937 in a northern mill-town and a class of twelve- and thirteen-year-old girls are writing about their lives, their world, and the things that matter to them. They tell of cobbled streets and c..

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Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets

'Long Live Freedom!'- Hans Scholl's last words before his execution The White Rose (die Weisse Rose) resistance circle was a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich who in t..

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Dominion: A History of England Volume V

The penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning the..

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Don't Look Back In Anger

The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and m..

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Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power

I felt that Mary was there, pulling at my sleeve, willing me to appreciate the artistry, wanting me to understand the dazzle of the material world that shaped her. At her execution Mary, Qu..

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England's Witchcraft Trials

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. With the echo of that chilling injunction hundreds were accused and tried for witchcraft across England throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. With fear an..

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First Kingdom: Britain in the age of Arthur

An investigation of the obscure centuries that followed the departure of the Romans from Britain. The bestselling author of The King in the North turns his attention to the obscure era of Briti..

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Great British Tree Biography

"To dwellers in a wood almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature" Thomas Hardy Inspired by the history of Britain, from the tree under which the first trade unio..

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Hated Cage:  American Tragedy in Britain's Most Terrifying Prison, An

The War of 1812 - the last time Britain and America went to war with each other. British redcoats torch the White House and six thousand American privateers languish in the world's largest pri..

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Hidden Horticulturists: The Working-Class Men Who Shaped Britain's Gardens, The

The untold story of the remarkable young men who played a central role in the history of British horticulture and helped to shape the way we garden today. In 2012, whilst working at the Royal Hor..

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How to Build Stonehenge: 'A gripping archaeological detective story' The Sunday Times

Draws on a lifetime's study and a decade of new research to address the first question that every visitor asks: how was Stonehenge built? Icon of the New Stone Age, sculptural and engineering m..

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Innovation:  History of England Volume VI

'Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman' - Ian Thomson, Independent Innovation brings Peter Ackroyd's History of England to a triumphant close. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from the end o..

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Island of Extraordinary Captives: A True Story of an Artist, a Spy and a Wartime Scandal, The

The police came for Peter Fleischmann in the early hours. It reminded the teenager of the Gestapo's moonlit roundups he had narrowly avoided at home in Berlin. Now, having endured a perilous journey t..

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Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter, The

An evocative telling of the life of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's last-born child, and of a sometimes fraught royal mother-daughter relationship. Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, later..

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Lee Miller's War: Beyond D-Day

Lee Miller's work for Vogue from 1941-1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. The quality of her photography from the period has long been recognized as outstanding,..

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London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City

London Clay is an exploration of the stories that make a city. Written in rich and vivid prose, Chivers leads us on a journey to find the source of his memories, and to discover lost rivers, secret wo..

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Love Letters of Kings and Queens

Tender, moving, heartfelt and warm (and sporadically scandalous and outrageous too), these are the private messages between people in love. Yet they are also correspondence between the rulers of natio..

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Man With the Iron Heart: The Definitive Biography of Reinhard Heydrich, Architect of the Holocaust, The

He was called the 'Hangman of the Gestapo' and the 'Butcher of Prague'. He had a reputation as a ruthlessly efficient killer and was known as an exemplar of Nazi ideals. He was the head of the SS and ..

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Mary Churchill's War: Wartime Diaries of Churchill's Youngest Daughter

'I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person's life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresti..

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Mary Queen Of Scots

'Ground-breaking ... One of the greatest international bestsellers of the post-war period' Andrew Roberts, Daily Telegraph 'Reads like an engrossing novel' Sunday Times An infant queen. A teena..

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Mudlark'd: Hidden Histories from the River Thames

The first illustrated book on mudlarking that tells the captivating stories of forgotten people through objects recovered from the river Thames. Combining insights from 200 eclectic objects dis..

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National Treasures: Saving The Nation's Art in World War II

'Geeks triumph over the forces of darkness: nothing could have given me greater pleasure. Combining an exciting story with scrupulous research, Caroline Shenton has done her unlikely heroes proud' - ..

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Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney

A lyrical account of the prehistory and archaeology of the Orkney archipelago, and a uniquely appealing fusion of archaeological, historical and topographic writing, rooted in knowledge of and deep af..

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Palaces of Revolution: Life, Death and Art at the Stuart Court

The story of the Stuart dynasty is a breathless soap opera played out in just a hundred years in an array of buildings that span Europe from Scotland, via Denmark, Holland and Spain to England. Althou..

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Queens of the Crusades: Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors

The next volume in Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the subject of Alison's most successful book. 'Stunning... ..

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Rag and Bone:  History of What We've Thrown Away

'Beautiful, like a muddy journey through time . . . a really important book' RAYNOR WINN, author of The Salt Path Lisa Woollett has spent her life combing beaches and mudlarking, collectin..

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RMS Queen Mary: 101 Questions and Answers About the Great Transatlantic Liner

For 1930s Britain, the Queen Mary was a symbol of hope. Cunard had abandoned construction on what they had planned to be the grandest liner of all time (then known simply as Job 534) in the depths of ..

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Roaring Girls: forgotten feminists of British history

'Extraordinary' Woman&Home A Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, 'masculine' when she should be 'feminine'. ..

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Ship Asunder: AMaritime History in Eleven Vessels

A sharply poignant history of British seafaring, from the Bronze Age to the present day If Britain's maritime history were embodied in a single ship, she would have a prehistoric prow, a mast pl..

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Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary

'Alive with human detail and acute political judgement, this book marks the arrival of a formidably gifted historian.' Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets and The Templars It was around half-pa..

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Stonemason:  History of Building Britain

A stonemason's story of the building of Britain: part archaeological history, part deeply personal insight into an ancient craft. In his thirty-year career, stonemason Andrew Ziminski has..

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Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

This is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments w..

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White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain's Legacy of Slavery

When Thomas Harding discovered that his mother's family had made money from plantations worked by enslaved people, what began as an interrogation into the choices of his ancestors soon became a quest ..

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Women in the War

'An important contribution to our recent history' ANDREW MARR 'Absorbing and important' JOAN BAKEWELL 'One of my favourite reads of 2021' GARETH RUSSELL Poignant and inspiring, Women in t..

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