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History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

I was ten years old when I came across Boadicea, and she became the first woman to make me realise that the designated future of a girl born in 1950 - to be sweet, domesticated, undemanding and super ..

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History of Britain in Maps: 100 Maps of the Nation through time

From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, ..

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History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, ..

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History Of Scotland

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tra..

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History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public could, and should, be told..

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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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House Party, The

The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted ..

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How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life

The real Wolf Hall - a time traveller's guide to daily life in Tudor England. The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of th..

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How to be a Victorian

How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman. We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me?..

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Hundred Years War: Cursed Kings: Volume 4

Cursed Kings tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family. In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest ..

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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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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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Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye: Keeping Spain out of World War II

This book tells the story of the various Allied operations and schemes instigated to keep Spain and Portugal out of WWII, which included the widespread bribery of high ranking Spanish officials and th..

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Illustrated Encyclopedia  to Kings and Queens of Britain
Illustrated Story of England

A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon's compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary This concise and fast-paced introduction to English history keeps the reader enthra..

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Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy across the British Empire

Emotions are not universal, but are experienced and expressed in diverse ways within different cultures and times. This overview of the history of emotions within nineteenth-century British imperialis..

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Imperial Tea Party: The Ill-Fated British and Russian Royal Alliance

Russia and Britain were never natural bedfellows. But the marriage, in 1894, of Queen Victoria's favourite granddaughter, Alicky, to the Tsarevich Nicholas marked the beginning of an uneasy Anglo-Russ..

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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 These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

This book is Short-listed for the Duff Cooper Prize. As the Napoleonic wars raged, what was life really like for those left at home? Award-winning social historian Jenny Uglow reveals the colourful an..

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Independence or Union: Scotland's Past and Scotland's Present

'Deserves to be read by everyone interested in the future of the United Kingdom' Andrew Marr, The Sunday Times There can be no relationship in Europe's history more creative, significant, vexed and u..

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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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Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda

For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Its society was viable, even Utopian; but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooder..

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Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago

The people of the British Isles are an island race. We are distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with t..

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Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion

The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a turning point in British history. When Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as the Young Pretender, sailed from France to Scotland in July 1745, and with only a hand..

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James I: The Phoenix King

James's reign marked one of the very rare major breaks in England's monarchy. Already James VI of Scotland and a highly experienced ruler who had established his authority over the Scottish Kirk, he m..

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Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who r..

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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

A beautifully produced 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, th..

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King John: England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant

No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: Bad King John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood, Magna Carta - but how to disentangle myth and truth? John was the youngest of the f..

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King of the North Wind: The Life of Henry II in Five Acts

Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife Eleanor, whom he seduced from the French king; his son Richard the Lionheart; ..

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King Who Had To Go, The

How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line? The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that has fascinated the public ..

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King's City: London under Charles II: A city that transformed a nation - and created modern Britain

'The cruelty and magnificence of Restoration London provides endless fascination . . . there's much to delight in this volume' The Times 'Don Jordan's history captures the shifts [Charles II] eng..

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King's War, The

The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 - which formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film THE KING'S SPEECH - was the product of years of hard ..

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King's War, The

The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 - which formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King's Speech - was the product of years of hard ..

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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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Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and c..

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

'I absolutely love this book.' TRACY ANN OBERMAN 'Endlessly fascinating and hard to put down... this is a tour de force.' JULIA NEUBERGER 'An impressively researched account.' ANNE KERSHEN 'An a..

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Leveller Revolution, The

The Levellers, revolutionaries that grew out of the explosive tumults of 1642 and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy. In this thrilling narrative John R..

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Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650

The Levellers, revolutionaries that grew out of the explosive tumults of 1642 and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy. In this thrilling narrative John R..

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Lighthouse Stevensons

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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Lion and the Eagle, The

An invigorating history of the arguments and cooperation between America and Britain as they divided up the world and an illuminating exploration of their underlying alliance Throughout modern h..

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London Fog: The Biography

The classic London fogs-thick yellow "pea-soupers"-were born in the industrial age and remained a feature of cold, windless winter days until clean air legislation in the 1960s. Christine L. Corton te..

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London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures

Mudlarking, searching the Thames foreshore, has a long tradition: mudlarks used to be small boys grubbing a living from scrap. Today's mudlarks unearth relics of the past, from Roman tiles to elegant ..

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London Under

"London Under" is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and mod..

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London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

'Consistently illuminating ... Like all the best stories, it is about the timeless tides of power and influence ... trade deals can sometimes be sexy, thrilling and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator ..

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London: A Travel Guide Through Time

Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital's rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past. 'London: A Travel..

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Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars

'A masterpiece of social history' Daily Mail There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the..

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Lost Britain: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions

From lost villages and Victorian theaters, to Tudor alleyways and medieval churches, "Lost Britain "takes you on a journey through some of the extraordinary features of Britain's history which have be..

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Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five..

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Lost World of Bletchley Park : The Official Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre

The huge success of Sinclair's The Secret Life of Bletchley Park - a quarter of a million copies sold to date - has been symptomatic of a similarly dramatic increase in visitors to Bletchley Park itse..

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M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster

'Vividly imagined and prodigiously researched' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'Such a rewarding read' John Preston, Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'This odd, secretive man ..

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