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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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Like most of those who study
history, he (Napoleon III) learned
from the mistakes of the past how
to make new ones.
- A. J. P Taylor

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PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
ERIC HAZAN    Book Number: 86127
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A passionate and erudite book from a Parisian born and bred, "One of the greatest books about the city anyone has written in decades, towering over a crowded field, passionate and lyrical and sweep...
REGARDING THOMAS ROWLANDSON 1757-1827
MATTHEW PAYNE & JAMES PAYNE    Book Number: 86296
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From a pair who have written extensively on Thomas Rowlandson and his circle, Matthew Payne is a Senior Archivist at the London Metropolitan Archives and was formerly in the Manuscripts Section of ...
BLAZING STAR: The Life and Times of John Wilmot
ALEXANDER LARMAN    Book Number: 86066
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The life of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was short in duration, but long on scandal. His misdeeds included the abduction of his future wife, banishment from court, and some of the most expli...
MEMORIES OF A LOST WORLD: Travels Through The Magic Lantern
CHARLOTTE FIELL & JAMES RYAN    Book Number: 86076
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The story of the 'Magic Lantern' projector stretches back 200 years, before the advent of photography. The first slide projector is believed to have been invented by the Dutch mathematician and as...
TIGRESS OF FORLI: The Life of Caterina Sforza
ELIZABETH LEV    Book Number: 86081
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"If I were to write the story of my life, I would shock the world." - Caterina Sforza (1463-1509) famously said. In the words of the New York Times hundreds of years later they describe her world ...
KATHERINE HOWARD: The Tragic Story
JOSEPHINE WILKINSON    Book Number: 86236
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"The Queen was escorted by the Constable of the Tower, attended by her almoner and four ladies. She wore a grey damask gown lined with fur over a scarlet kirtle and an ermine mantle, while an Engli...
NICHOLAS II: The Last Tsar
MICHAEL PATERSON    Book Number: 86252
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The tragic life of Tsar Nicholas and his Romanov wife and children has long haunted the world's imagination. He ruled one sixth of the earth's land area, representing a regime that lasted 300 year...
RUSSIA OF THE TSARS: History Files
PETER WALDRON    Book Number: 86263
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A set of ten facsimile documents exclusive to the History Files Thames & Hudson series is enclosed in a wallet at the back of this illustrated book. Among them is a map of St. Petersburg in colour...
WORLD OF ART: Maya Art and Architecture
MARY ELLEN MILLER & M. O'NEIL    Book Number: 86289
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Thames & Hudson are known for their quality art publications and this is no exception, the second edition, rewritten from cover to cover and updated with discoveries and new theories from the past ...
LOST WAR HORSES OF CAIRO:
GRANT HAYTER-MANZIES    Book Number: 85878
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The Great War was the last in which the cavalry had a significant role, but at the end of hostilities the broken and worn-out war horses were too expensive to ship home. Dorothy Brooke heroically ...
CITY OF FORTUNE: How Venice Won and Lost A Naval Empire
ROGER CROWLEY    Book Number: 86205
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Here is the gripping story of how Venice carved out its empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and how the Ottomans seized it piece by piece. The years 1000-1500 were a tapestry of Venetian bravura a...
REBEL PRIVATE
WILLIAM ANDREW FLETCHER    Book Number: 86257
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The memoirs of a Confederate soldier written at the time in April 1861 when war was declared between the Union and the Confederacy in America. When the news came, it made W. A. Fletcher nervous as...
CHELTENHAM: A New History
ANTHEA JONES    Book Number: 85988
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A hotspot for lovers of elegant Regency architecture and the modern home of the GCHQ intelligence community, Cheltenham has a fascinating history stretching back to the Domesday Book. In 1294 there...
FROM CABIN 'BOYS' TO CAPTAINS: 250 Years of Women at Sea
JO STANLEY    Book Number: 86086
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The image of the girl who follows her lover to sea dressed as a cabin boy is the basis of many a romantic novel, and an appendix to this fascinating book lists 49 women who joined the Merchant Navy...
BLOOD CRIES AFAR: The Magna Carta War
SEAN MCGLYNN    Book Number: 86087
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When King John reluctantly signed the Magna Carta in 1215, he created a turning point in British history, despite the fact that the barons' bill of rights was quickly violated. Civil wars followed...
CHRONICLE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC:
PHILIP MATYSZAK    Book Number: 82573
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Hannibal's bid to conquer Rome is legendary, but how well known is Scipio Africanus who finally defeated him in 202 BC? Likewise, the great orator Cicero is a major figure in Roman history, but hav...
ABYDOS: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris
DAVID O'CONNOR    Book Number: 86129
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When we think of Ancient Egypt and that civilisation's achievements it is often the questions surrounding its origins that are the most intriguing. By the time the first pyramids were built at Saqq...
CHRONICLE OF THE QUEENS OF EGYPT:
JOYCE TYLDESLEY    Book Number: 86143
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Surprisingly, this is the first book ever to recount the full history of the colourful queens of Egypt. Its vivid biographies cover 3,000 years of Egyptian queenship from Early Dynastic times unti...
ELIZABETH: The Forgotten Years
JOHN GUY    Book Number: 86150
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She had the body of a woman, and the heart of a lion. Elizabeth I, the fierce Queen of England, is an example of Britain's iconic monarchs; she is a queen who wielded her power, particularly after ...
KING JOHN AND THE ROAD TO MAGNA CARTA
STEPHEN CHURCH    Book Number: 86156
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Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, Church reveals how a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance. King John (1166-1216) ...
LUTHER'S FORTRESS
JAMES RESTON    Book Number: 86160
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Martin Luther and his Reformation Under Siege is the topic of the book by the author of Warriors of God. In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already be...
MEDIEVAL WORLD COMPLETE
ROBERT BARTLETT    Book Number: 86161
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In over 800 reproductions, most in colour, the medieval world is revealed visually with the accompaniment of well-researched commentary. The middle ages have often been defined negatively as the p...
STORY OF THE JEWS: Finding the Words 1000BC-1492AD Volume 1
SIMON SCHAMA    Book Number: 86173
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Simon Schama tells the monumental history of the Jewish people with all his customary verve and erudition. This is history at its best, engaging, superbly researched and challenging many of our pre...
ANTIGONUS THE ONE-EYED: Greatest of the Successors
JEFF CHAMPION    Book Number: 86351
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Written by an author who is clearly very knowledgeable of ancient history and society, all the dates in this work are BC unless otherwise noted. Plutarch described Antigonus the One-Eyed (382-301B...
BRITAIN'S GURKHA WAR: The Invasion of Nepal, 1814-16
JOHN PEMBLE    Book Number: 86355
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The British love affair with the Gurkhas began during the early 19th century clash of the expanding English East India Company and Nepalese hillmen. The remarkable fighting abilities of the Nepale...
COMMUTER CITY: How the Railway Shaped London
DAVID WRAGG    Book Number: 86360
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The arrival of the railways cannot be underestimated. Even in the middle of the 19th century, the streets of London were so congested that in 1867, no less than 3.5 million of the eight million pa...
DIVORCED, BEHEADED, SOLD: Ending an English Marriage
MARIA NICOLAOU    Book Number: 86361
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Divorce is a relatively modern invention. Once, marriage was expected to last forever, but some couples were determined that theirs would not. Some used unofficial methods like simply moving on t...
HEART OF A DRAGON: The VCs of Wales
W. ALISTER WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86367
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This special volume is illustrated with over 400 photographs, prints, drawings and documents showing as many facets of each man's life as possible, many never before published. The book is possibl...
MEDIEVAL MARITIME WARFARE
CHARLES STANTON    Book Number: 86378
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When the fleet of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (Octavius) crushed that of Cleopatra and Mark Antony off a promontory of Epirus called Actium on 2nd September 31BC, the Mediterranean became a Roman ...
NEMESIS: The First Iron Warship and her World
ADRIAN MARSHALL    Book Number: 86379
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One of the really beautifully produced colour plates includes one of Singapore Town from the Government Hill looking southwest, 1846 and the superb and very realistic oil painting of Captain Willia...
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