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1217: The Battles that Saved England

In 1215 King John had agreed to the terms of Magna Carta, but he then reneged on his word immediately, plunging the kingdom into war. The rebellious barons, seeing no other option but to overthrow Joh..

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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 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 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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All His Spies: The Secret World of Robert Cecil

The untold story of Robert Cecil, the ultimate Tudor spy-master Robert Cecil, statesman and spymaster, lived through an astonishingly threatening period in English history. Queen Elizabeth had no..

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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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Arise, England: Six Kings and the Making of the English State

A lively, new and sweeping history of the rise of the state in Plantagenet England.Between 1199 and 1399, English politics was high drama. These two centuries witnessed savage political blood-letting ..

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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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Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire

WINNER OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE A SPECTATOR, WATERSTONES, BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE, PROSPECT AND HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEAR A profound and ground-breaking new history of one of the most i..

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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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Empireworld: How British Imperialism Has Shaped the Globe

A ground-breaking exploration of how British empire has shaped the world we live in today from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Empireland 2.6 billion people are inhabitants of former Briti..

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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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Haywire: A Political History of Britain since 2000

From the Millennium Dome to Brexit, from boom to bust to Liz Truss, an expert, painfully funny account of Britain's calamitous history since 2000 Vladimir Lenin, an occasional resident of North L..

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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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History of Britain and Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO MORE THAN 5,000 YEARS OF BRITISH AND IRISH HISTORY Discover the pivotal political, military, and cultural events that have shaped British and Irish history - from the earl..

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History of English Churches in 100 Objects

Published in collaboration with the National Churches Trust, this fascinating book is a sumptuous and authoritative photographic history of churches in England, as told through the objects inside them..

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

A TLS, TIMES, PROSPECT AND WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR A groundbreaking examination of how the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn sent shockwaves across a continent and changed England forever...

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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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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

The Sunday Times Bestseller A Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2023 A Spectator Book of the Year 2023 The Irish Times No.1 Bestseller 'As taut as a fictional thriller' Mail o..

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Lady Caroline Lamb: A Free Spirit

From the outset, Caroline Lamb had a rebellious nature. From childhood she grew increasingly troublesome, experimenting with sedatives like laudanum, and she had a special governess to control her. Sh..

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Land Is All That Matters: The Struggle That Shaped Irish History

In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe everyone lived 'off the land' in one way or another. In Ireland, however, almost everyone lived 'on the land' as well. Agriculture was the only economic re..

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Legendary Lighthouses of Britain: An Illustrated Guide to the Sentinels that Guard Our Shore

This is a unique celebration of 100 of the most dramatic and storied lighthouses along the coasts of Britain. Illustrated with fantastic retro art by award-winning artist Roger O'Reilly, this guide to..

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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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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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Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History

A NEW STATESMEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 'A lasting work of social history' THE TIMES 'A genuinely new history of our nation' DAN JONES 'This celebration of women is a triumph of popular ..

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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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Operation Chiffon: The Secret Story of MI5 and MI6 and the Road to Peace in Ireland

On the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Peter Taylor tells for the first time the gripping story of Operation Chiffon, the top-secret intelligence operation that helped bring peace to Ir..

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Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora Macdonald

A SPECTATOR AND SCOTSMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'So well researched, pacily written and sympathetic to the Auld Cause that it almost makes one a Jacobite' Andrew Roberts, Spectator 'Enthralling . ..

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Queen Victoria and her Prime Ministers: A Personal History

It is generally accepted that Queen Victoria reigned but did not rule. This couldn't be more wrong. In Queen Victoria and Her Prime Ministers, Anne Somerset masterfully traces Victoria's political ..

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