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Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's acces..

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Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation

Famously depicted as 'Crookback Dick', and as Shakespeare's 'bunch-back'd toad', the alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower and the warrior vanquished at the Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard II..

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Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation

Famously depicted as 'Crookback Dick', and as Shakespeare's 'bunch-back'd toad', the murderer of the Princes in the Tower and the warrior vanquished at the Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard III is one..

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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

'Fresh, gripping and vivid' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'A portrait that chills you to the bone' Leanda de Lisle, The Times A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty fo..

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Rise and Fall of the British Nation, The

It is usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwise convulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence of administrations, a story of building a welfar..

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Rise Up Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes

A Telegraph Book of 2018 An Observer Pick of 2018 A New Statesman Book of 2018 A definitive history and anarchic celebration of the fight for women's right to vote; `A huge achievement' Rache..

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Romans Who Shaped Britain

Roman Britain was created not by impersonal historical forces, but by men and women, each driven by ambition, aspiration and passion. The Romans Who Shaped Britain explores the narrative of Britannia ..

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Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper

While the battles for modern art and society were being fought in France and Spain, it has seemed a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and ..

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Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened t..

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Sacred Britannia: The Gods and Rituals of 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 very edge of the known world - Britain. The expeditions of Julius Ca..

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Scotland: A Concise History

`The Scots', said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, `have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years.' He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland ..

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Scotland: A History from Earliest Times

From the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, historian and author Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation. As well as focusing on key moments in the nation's history such as..

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Scottish History Without the Boring Bits

As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland's history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that h..

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Scottish Nation:  A Modern History

This is the acclaimed history of Scotland from T. M. Devine, who is also the author of "Scotland's Empire" and "To the Ends of the Earth". This bestselling history of Scotland traces the epic story of..

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Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979

The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - and also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the tri..

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Seasons: A Celebration of the English Year

For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becom..

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Secret Lore of London

With a foreword by Iain Sinclair. London is an ancient city, whose foundation dates back literally thousands of years into the legendary prehistory of these islands. Not surprisingly it has accumulat..

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Settler Anxiety at the Outposts of Empire: Colonial Relations, Humanitarian Discourses, and the Imperial Press

This innovative look at settler colonialism will be of interest to students and scholars of British Empire, Canadian and New Zealand history, print culture, comparative studies of colonialism, and Ind..

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Shakespeare's London on 5 Groats a Day

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She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

When Edward VI - Henry VIII's longed-for son - died in 1553, extraordinarily, there was no one left to claim the title King of England. For the first time, all the contenders for the crown were female..

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Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger
Short History of Brexit, A

After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere- it is the culmination of events that have ..

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Short History of England

From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and int..

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Short History of London: The Creation of a World Capital, A

London- a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place - not even included in the Domesday Book - became a medieva..

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

London, early May 1940- Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking over at..

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Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Society and Puritanism in Pre-revolutionary England

In order to understand the English Revolution and Civil War we need to understand Puritanism. In this classic work of social history, Professor Hill shows Puritanism as a living faith, one that respon..

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Soho

'When the respectable Londoner wants to feel devilish, he goes to Soho', wrote Thomas Burke in 1915 - but these words could have been uttered at any point in Soho's colourful history. From humble begi..

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Song of Simon de Montfort, The

'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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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, Dav..

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Spitalfields: Two Thousand Years of English History in One Neighbourhood

Religious strife, civil conflict, waves of immigration, the rise and fall of industry, great prosperity and grinding poverty - the handful of streets that constitute modern Spitalfields have witnessed..

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Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years..

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State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974

'Hugely entertaining, always compelling, often hilarious' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Thrillingly panoramic . . . he vividly re-creates the texture of everyday life in a thousand ..

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Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years ..

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Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs the World, 1775-1782

For the first time, Sam Willis offers a fascinating naval perspective to one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, who, in 1775 began a war with Britain wit..

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Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground Was Built & How it Changed the City Forever

Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determi..

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Tale of the Axe: How the Neolithic Revolution Transformed Britain

Focusing on the British Isles, the author explores a period of huge societal change - the Neolithic, or 'New Stone Age' - through the most iconic artifact of its time: the polished stone axe, using hi..

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Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

England, late 1547. Henry VIII is dead. His 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth is living with the old king's widow Catherine Parr and her new husband Thomas Seymour. Ambitious, charming and dangerous, Sey..

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That Woman:  Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the twentieth century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wall..

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The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty

This title offers a complete account of the rulers and politics of the Plantagenet reign. The story of the Plantagenet dynasty is the story of one of the pivotal ages in English history. Attitudes and..

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The Quest for Queen Mary

'A scary portrait of put-upon servants and potty aristos ... this is arguably the most riotously funny volume published this year' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'One of the funniest, most eccentr..

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The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

This is the second, and extensively revised, edition of the first full-scale scholarly study of what is arguably the only fully-formed religion that England has ever given the world: that of modern pa..

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This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History

Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's..

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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

In 1570, after plots and assassination attempts against her, Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope. It was the beginning of cultural, economic and political exchanges with the Islamic world of a ..

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Thomas Cromwell : Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

'This deeply researched and grippingly written biography brings Cromwell to life and exposes the Henrician court in all its brutal, glittering splendour.' Kate Williams, Independent Thomas Cromwell's ..

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of parliament, the dissolution of all monasteries, and the coming of the Protest..

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Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel..

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To Catch A King

Guided by its various twists and turns, To Catch a King tells the story the manhunt for Charles II, following the rebellion that spurred his father's beheading in 1649. This unputdownable sequel to Ki..

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To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain bec..

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Transatlantic Marriage Bureau: How to find a husband in the gilded age
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