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Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich

Who owns London? In recent decades, it has fallen into the hands of the super-rich. It is today the essential 'World City' for High-Net-Worth Individuals and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals. Compared..

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Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn

The tragic story of Anne Boleyn has been retold over the centuries, yet two key figures in Anne's life-her father Thomas and brother George- are often relegated to the margins of the history of Henry ..

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Battle of Mount Badon, Ambrosius, Arthur and the defence of Britain, The
Blitz Spirit: Voices of Britain Living Through Crisis, 1939-1945

'What extraordinary voices of Britain living through crisis! A brilliant testament to resilience.' Anne Glenconner 'A stirring and evocative account of life on the home front. Full of surpr..

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Blood of the Celts:  New Ancestral Story

The heritage of the Celts turns up from Portugal to Romania, from Scotland to Spain. Yet debate continues about who exactly were the Celts, where ultimately they came from, and whether the modern Celt..

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Book in the Cathedral:  Last Relic of Thomas Becket

The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 is one of the most famous events in European history. It inspired the largest pilgrim site in medieval Europe and many wo..

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Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics, The

'Anyone who wishes to understand why Brexit is so intractable should read this book. I can think of several MPs who ought to.' - The Times For the past two decades, you could cross the border bet..

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Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941

'An energetic, ambitious, provocative work by a young historian of notable gifts, which deserves a wide readership' Max Hastings, The Sunday Times 'Bold and breathtaking...I have never read a more da..

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Brothers York, The: An English Tragedy

It is 1461 and England is crippled by civil war. One freezing morning, a teenage boy wins a battle in the Welsh marches, and claims the crown. He is Edward IV, first king of the usurping house of York..

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

London hosts a dozen major railway stations, more than any comparable city. King's Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Marylebone, Paddington, Victoria, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo, London Bridge, L..

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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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Covent Garden Ladies:  book that inspired BBC2's 'Harlots'

***By the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE*** 'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, ..

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

'What a compelling read! Nancy Goldstone has brought to life the four female Stuarts in all their tragic glory' Amanda Foreman Valentine's Day, 1613. Elizabeth Stuart, the sixteen-year-old grandd..

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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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Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood

A groundbreaking history of mothers who worked for pay that will change the way we think about gender, work and equality in modern Britain. In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in emp..

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Dragon Lords:History and Legends of Viking England

Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried ..

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Edmund: In Search of England's Lost King

What buried secret lies beneath the stones of one of England's greatest former churches and shrines, the Benedictine Abbey of Bury St Edmunds? The search for the final resting place of King Edmund has..

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England Your England: Notes on a Nation

Ranging from an expedition down a coal mine to a chastening experience of colonial rule in Burma, and from a witty study of murder reportage in the British tabloids to a grim account of life inside a ..

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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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English and Their History

In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told..

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English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-51, The

'The English Civil War is a joy to behold, a thing of beauty... this will be the civil war atlas against which all others will judged and the battle maps in particular will quickly become the benchmar..

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Fens, The Discovering England's Ancient Depths

A personal, historical journey across one of the most mysterious regions of England, exploring its archaeology, history and landscapes. A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. 'Francis Pryor bring..

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Fifty Years On: The Troubles and the Struggle for Change in Northern Ireland

Fifty years ago, an eruption of armed violence traumatized Northern Ireland and transformed a period of street protest over civil rights into decades of paramilitary warfare by republicans and loyalis..

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Foundation : The History of England : Volume 1

Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first s..

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Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War, A

1941. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Thousands of supply ships ferrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain are being torpedoed by German U-boats. Prime Minister W..

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Glamour Boys, The

A STORY OF UNSUNG BRAVERY AT A DEFINING MOMENT IN BRITAIN'S HISTORY 'Superb' Stephen Fry 'Thrillingly told' Dan Jones 'Fascinating' Neil MacGregor 'Astonishing' Peter Frankopan We like..

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God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

A nuanced biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts- fenland farmer and humble backbencher; stalwart of the good old cause and the New Model Army; key figure of ..

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Gresham's Law: The Life and World of Queen Elizabeth I's Banker

Thomas Gresham was arguably the first true wizard of global finance. He rose through the mercantile worlds of London and Antwerp to become the hidden power behind three out of the five Tudor monarchs...

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Gresham's Law: The Life and World of Queen Elizabeth I's Banker

In this biography of Sir Thomas Gresham, Dr John Guy draws on hitherto overlooked primary sources to give a fuller picture of one of the men who made London the financial centre of the planet. He reve..

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Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant

The Tudors retained only a precarious grip on the crown of England, founded on a title that was both tenuous and legally flimsy. This left them preoccupied by two major obsessions: the necessity for a..

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Highland Clans

The story of the Highland clans is a gripping one, full of celebrated names and heroic deeds. It is also, as Alistair Moffat reveals, the story of a fearless people, shaped by the unique traditions an..

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History of Torture in Britain, A

There is an ancient and quite baseless myth that the use of torture has never been legal in Britain. This old wives' tale arose because torture had been neither endorsed nor forbidden by either statut..

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Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently five times as the great families of England fought to ..

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Hollow Places: An Unusual History of Land and Legend

'Impossible to summarise and delightfully absorbing, Hadley's book is comfortably the most unexpected history book of the year' Sunday Times A luminous journey through a thousand years of folklor..

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In the Land of Giants

The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain (410) and the death of Alfred the Great (899) have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored th..

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In the Reign of King John:  Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

An illustrated portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta, from best-selling author Dan Jones. A vivid and richly illustrated portrait of English society in the penultimate year of..

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Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India

In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empi..

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Interest, The:  How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery

For two hundred years, the abolition of slavery in Britain has been a cause for self-congratulation - but no longer. In 1807, Parliament outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire, but for ..

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King in the North : The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

A charismatic leader, a warrior whose prowess in battle earned him the epithet Whiteblade, an exiled prince who returned to claim his birthright, the inspiration for Tolkein's Aragorn. Oswald of North..

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King is Dead, The

An account of the creation, impact and legacy of one of the most important documents of the Tudor period - the last will and testament of Henry VIII. On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese K..

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Kings and Queens

"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Kings and Queens" unearths a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day. Discover revealing stories about the live..

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Lancashire Witch Conspiracy: A History of Pendle Forest and the Pendle Witch Trials
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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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

'I was riveted- this is a fascinating social history.' NIGELLA LAWSON'Five stars... history on a scale at once intimate and grand.' TELEGRAPHA panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through ..

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Lighthouse Stevensons, The

An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds. 'Whenever I smell salt water,..

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Love in the Blitz: The Greatest Lost Love Letters of the Second World War

When the papers say that people in London are behaving normally, they're telling the truth. Everyone is pretending as hard as possible that nothing is happening ... I don't think Hitler will destroy L..

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history's romantically tragic figures. Devious, naive, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottis..

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Mistresses: Sex & Scandal at the Court of Charles II

According to the great diarist, John Evelyn, Charles II was 'addicted to women', and throughout his long reign a great many succumbed to his charms. Clever, urbane and handsome, Charles presided over ..

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Monastic Archaeology

The study of monasteries has come a long way since late the late 19th century. The emphasis has shifted away from reconstructing the layouts of monastic buildings to a better understanding of the wide..

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Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames

'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller' Guardian Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or h..

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Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times

Carmen Callil explores her roots in a book that is a miracle of research and whose writing is fuelled by righteous anger - a story of Empire, migration and the poverty and injustice of nineteenth-cent..

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