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1942: Britain at the Brink

'Taylor Downing is a wonderful historian and a wonderful history communicator' Dan Snow, History Hit 'Vividly brings to life a terrible year' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Sheds in..

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A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III

The British monarchy is at a turning point. Concise and engaging, this book charts the very beginnings of British reign through to the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II - and looks forward t..

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A City Runs Through Them: Dublin and its Twenty River Bridges

Dublin's twenty bridges cross the tidal section of the River Liffey flowing through its centre; they were built over a span of a thousand years. Each has made a contribution to the city's development ..

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A Dirty, Filthy Book: Sex, Scandal, and One Woman's Fight in the Victorian Trial of the Century

An empowering and gripping story of a pioneer of women's rights written by a critically-acclaimed writer and historian, for fans of Hallie Rubenhold, Hermione Lee and prize-winning Victorian histories..

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A History of Britain in Just a Minute

Gyles Brandreth's witty guide to British history, from Stonehenge and Boudicca to Brexit and Megxit, in delightful 60-second instalments - now in paperback The story of us - without hesitation, r..

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A History of Treason: The bloody history of Britain through the stories of its most notorious traitors

The bloody history of Britain through the stories of its most notorious traitors A History of Treason details British history from 1351 to 1945, covering major historical moments in a fascinat..

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A Northern Wind: Britain 1962-65

The early sixties in Britain told as only David Kynaston ('the most entertaining historian alive' Spectator) can. Running from 1962 to 1965, A Northern Wind is the anticipated new volume in the landma..

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A People's Church: A History of the Church of England

It is hard to comprehend the last 500 years of England's history without understanding the Church of England. From its roots in Catholicism through to the present day, this is the extraordinary histor..

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A Short History of the Tudors

Combining an expertise on the Tudor dynasty with an authoritative understanding of its religious and political make-up, A Short History of the Tudors provides a fresh and accessible perspective of one..

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Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

'(A)sensational book by one of our greatest and best-loved historians... Astoundingly good.' - Alison Weir 'Masterful, captivating, page-turning, this is solid gold history at its best.' -..

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Battle for the Island Kingdom: England's Destiny 1000-1066

A rich history of the years leading up to 1066 when Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans vied for the English crown. A tale of loyalty, treason and military might. In a saga reminiscent of Game of..

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Building Britannia: A History of Britain in Twenty-Five Buildings

An ambitious history of Britain told through the stories of twenty-five notable structures, from the Iron Age fortification of Maiden Castle in Dorset to the Gherkin. Building Britannia is a chro..

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Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Tender, fascinating ... Lucid and illuminating' Robert Macfarlane Funerary rituals show us what people thought about mortality; how they felt about loss; what th..

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Case of the Married Woman, The : Caroline Norton: A 19th Century Heroine Who Wanted Justice for Women

'Before biography was fashionable, Antonia Fraser made the past popular' Guardian 'As a pure storyteller, Antonia Fraser has few equals' Sunday Times CAROLINE NORTON, a nineteent..

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Conquered: The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England

"Outstanding." - The Sunday Times "Beautifully written." The Times "Superbly adroit." The Spectator "Excellent." BBC History Magazine The Battle of Hastings and its aftermath nearly wiped o..

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Coronation: A History of the British Monarchy

The definitive history of coronations and the Royal Family, from acclaimed writer Roy Strong. 'What is the finest sight in the world? A Coronation. What do people talk most about? A Coronation. ..

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Crypt

The new book by Sunday Times bestselling author of Ancestors and Buried - the final instalment in Professor Alice Roberts' acclaimed trilogy. In her previous two bestsellers, Professor Alice Rob..

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Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans: The British Occupation of Germany, 1945-49

The untold history of the British occupation of Germany, told through the eyes of the people who were there. Following the end of the Second World War, between 1945 and 1949, British forces occup..

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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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Four Shots in the Night

'A truly page-turning, compulsive and also profoundly moving narrative. Superb.' JAMES HOLLAND 'Gripping, urgent, superbly reported and brilliantly written' DAN JONES HOW THE DEA..

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Geography Is Destiny: Britain and the World, a 10,000 Year History

'Ian Morris has established himself as a leader in making big history interesting and understandable' Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel 'Morris succeeds triumphantly at cramming 10,0..

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George III: The Life and Reign of Britain's Most Misunderstood Monarch

Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography - Andrew Roberts overturns received wisdom on Britain's longest-reigning king Andrew Roberts's magnificent new biography portrays G..

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Ghosts of the British Museum: A True Story of Colonial Loot and Restless Objects

What if the British Museum isn't a house of learning, but a vast sinkhole of still-bubbling historic injustice? What if it presents us not with a carefully ordered cross section of history..

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Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

THE IRISH TOP 10 BESTSELLER A gripping investigation into one of Irish history's greatest mysteries, Great Hatred reveals the true story behind one of the most significant political assassination..

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Heirs of Ambition: The Making of the Boleyns

The aristocratic daughter of earls and dukes; the polished, intelligent courtesan; the dark-haired temptress and the spurned wife, persecuted by enemies and condemned by her husband. Anne Boleyn was a..

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Hellish Nell: Last of Britain's Witches

The strange and poignant story of a Second World War witchcraft trial, from the bestselling author of The Ruin of All Witches One of the last criminal trials using the 1735 Witchcraft Act was, im..

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Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen

An important and entertaining revisionist biography of Henrietta Maria (1609-1699) by one of our most respected historians A myth-busting biography of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, which re..

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History of Treason, A: The bloody history of Britain through the stories of its most notorious traitors

A History of Treason details British history from 1352 to 1946, covering major historical moments in a fascinating and innovative way, using the history of high treason and deception as its theme. ..

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Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Marriage That Shook Europe

A groundbreaking examination of how the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn sent shockwaves across a continent and changed England forever. 'In many places, where once we had speculation, we n..

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Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land..

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Imagining England's Past: Inspiration, Enchantment, Obsession

Imagining England's Past takes a long look at the country's invented histories, from the glamorous to the disturbing, from the eighth century to the present day. England has long built its sense..

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Imperial Island: A History of Empire in Modern Britain

A new history of modern Britain that makes sense of its contradictions today Imperial Island shows how empire, its disintegration and its ever-present aftermath have profoundly shaped the British..

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Ireland's Forgotten Past: A History of the Overlooked and Disremembered

Why did the Romans never try to conquer Ireland? Why did the King of Spain give his name to an Irish county? And how did brandy change the course of Irish history? Turtle Bunbury explores unexpected c..

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Killing Thatcher: The IRA, the Manhunt and the Long War on the Crown

A New Statesman 'Best Book of 2023 so far' 'As taut as a fictional thriller' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping, detailed and richly layered' Guardian The gripping account of how the IRA came astonishi..

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Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian- a searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century. A NEW YORK TIMES, NEW STA..

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Lost King, The: The Search for Richard III

Previously published as The King's Grave. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SALLY HAWKINS AND STEVE COOGAN. The official inside story of the discovery of history's most controv..

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Mirrors of Greatness: Churchill and the Leaders Who Shaped Him

'A highly imaginative and thought-provoking way of exploring the personality of a man who, like him or loathe him, left an indelible mark on our age' ADAM ZAMOYSKI Winston Churchill followed his ow..

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Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths

'A brilliant, funny and thought-provoking book' - Jonn Elledge 'Compelling, provocative, and utterly brilliant' - Dr Estelle Paranque THIS PAPERBACK FEATURES ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ON HER..

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Mountain Republic: A Lake District Parish - Eighteen Men, The Lake Poets and the National Trust

An affectionate but meticulously researched history of one of the most beautiful and best-loved corners of England - Crosthwaite Parish, nestling deep within the mountains and valleys of the Lake Dist..

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Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the Post-War Country House

From the bestselling author of The Long Weekend- a wild, sad and sometimes hilarious tour of the English country house after the Second World War, when Swinging London collided with aristocratic value..

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Normal Women

One of our foremost historical novelists, Philippa Gregory, makes history. Normal Women is a radical reframing of our nation's story, told not with the rise and fall of kings and the occasional que..

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Once a King

Using never before seen sources, Once a King is a fresh, revelatory and gripping insight into the Duke of Windsor - King Edward VIII - who gave up the throne to marry the woman he loved, twice divorce..

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One Fine Day: Britain's Empire on the Brink

'Breathtaking... vital and important. A wonderful read' PETER FRANKOPAN 'Marvellous... escapes the inane, balance-sheet view of Empire and sees its full complexity' SATHNAM SANGHERA ..

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Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

1215 - the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history - saw England engulfed by crisis. Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by h..

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Sacred Britannia: The Gods & Rituals of Roman Britain

A timely and up-to-date account of religion in Roman Britain. Two thousand years ago, the Romans sought to absorb into their Empire what they regarded as a remote, almost mythical island on the ..

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Scotland's Forgotten Past: A History of the Mislaid, Misplaced and Misunderstood

A charming, lively and often amusing tour of 36 forgotten episodes and overlooked people and places of Scottish history. Scotland's history is full of famous kings, queens, saints and warriors. ..

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Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain

THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the forgotten history of Britain's lost citie..

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Sing As We Go: Britain Between the Wars

The final volume in Simon Heffer's critically-acclaimed history of Britain from Victorian times to the Second World War Sing As We Go is an astonishingly ambitious overview of the political, soci..

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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

THE SUNDAY TIMES NON FICTION BESTSELLER WHSmith NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 'The best book you will ever read about Britain's greatest warplane.' Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of ..

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Stuffed: A History of Good Food and Hard Times in Britain

In times of plenty, we stuff ourselves. When the food runs out, we're stuffed too. How have people in the British Isles shared the riches from our fields, dairies, kitchens and seas, as well as those ..

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The Bone Chests

From bioarchaeologist and bestselling author of River Kings, a gripping new history of the making of England as a nation, told through six bone chests, stored for over a thousand years in Winchester C..

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