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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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SIR WATKIN'S TOURS
PAUL HERNON    Book Number: 86389
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'Excursions to France, Italy and North Wales, 1768-71', Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Baronet of Wynnstay (1749-89), is one of those shadowy figures who crop up in history in various gui...
WAR OF THE MACCABEES
JOHN GRAINGER    Book Number: 86395
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Sub-titled 'The Jewish Struggle for Freedom, 167-37BC' the author has included 19 illustrations under the following headers, Competing Religions, Hellenization, Battles and Jewish Expansion. The f...
ROMANOV SISTERS
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 84983
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra', the four Romanov sisters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, were brutally murdered by revolutionaries in the fateful cellar...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 86468
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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
GILDED AGE: 1876-1912 Overture to the American Century
ALAN AXELROD    Book Number: 86503
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'The Gilded Age' is a term coined by Mark Twain, that refers to rapid economic growth after the Civil War, a time lauded for its rowdiness, innovation and barbarism. From Thomas Edison and his 'In...
NEW RACE OF MEN: Scotland 1815-1914
MICHAEL FRY    Book Number: 80902
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The author of ten books on modern Scottish history, the author Michael Fry is a regular columnist for The Scotsman and the Sunday Times and his acclaimed book goes well beyond the conventional anal...
MEDIEVAL WORLD AT WAR
EDITED BY MATTHEW BENNETT    Book Number: 82806
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This gloriously illustrated and superbly researched book covers 1000 years of warfare in the whole medieval world, going far beyond the familiar stories of Hastings and Agincourt. Ten chapters are ...
BONKER, BOUNDER, BEGGARMAN, THIEF: A Compendium of Rogues
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH    Book Number: 84051
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Big, bedside bonkers book with 78 entries arranged alphabetically which makes for a curious read. Begins with Jonathan Aitken "Libel is not a game"; On Jeffrey Archer "I have never denied what I w...
LADY FANSHAWE'S RECEIPT BOOK
LUCY MOORE    Book Number: 85232
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Receipt is the historical word for recipe or instructions for distilling and preparing herbs and 'oyntments', restoratives and possets. Wealthy and from a noble family, Lady Ann Fanshawe survived ...
HIDDEN LIVES OF LONDON STREETS
JAMES MORTON    Book Number: 85348
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Sub-titled 'A Walking Guide to Soho, Holborn and Beyond' we learn that from the 18th century, Covent Garden, along with Seven Dials, was a dangerous slum until after the Second World War. Its reju...
VICTORIAN LADY'S GUIDE TO LIFE
ELSPETH MARR    Book Number: 86182
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First published as 'Aunt Epp's Guide For Life', Elspeth Marr (1871-1947) was the great great aunt of the author who died before she was three. 'She was also our landlady, and each morning I would ...
EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON
S. C. GWYNNE    Book Number: 86321
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Sub-titled 'Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche Tribe', this book has been described by the New York Times as 'Nothing short of a revelation' and was a finalist for the US Pulitzer ...
HOLLOW CROWN
DAN JONES    Book Number: 86323
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Sub-titled 'The Wars of The Roses and The Rise of The Tudors' here are battles, beheadings, clandestine marriages and flashes of chivalry. The 15th century experienced the longest and bloodiest se...
VICEROYS: The Creation of the British
CHRISTOPHER LEE    Book Number: 86346
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Between 1858 and 1947, 20 British men ruled millions of people. From the Indian Mutiny to the cruel religious partition of India, and the newly formed and named Pakistan, the Viceroy had absolute ...
ANTI-SEMITISM
FREDERIC RAPHAEL    Book Number: 86399
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'The question remains why generation after generation, of never more than a few million human beings, of differing ambitions, appearances, allegiances and locations, have been labelled 'Bloody Jews...
HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN
JENNI MURRAY    Book Number: 86408
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Prejudice is faced by women every day despite the ever-growing feminist movement. The 21 women in this book rose above the low expectations of their gender - Boadicea, Queen Elizabeth I, Aphra Beh...
MYTH AND HISTORY: Ethnicity and Politics
STEPHEN YEATES    Book Number: 86412
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Yeates integrates archaeology, classical literature, folklore and place name evidence in an ambitious and enjoyable recreation of the cosmology and religious beliefs of the early Britons. Thanks t...
TEMPLES AND TOMBS: Treasures of Egyptian Art
EDNA RUSSMANN, N. STRUDWICK    Book Number: 86421
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Immerse yourself in the artefacts of Ancient Egypt as this companion gives you a behind the curtain look at one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities - Egyptian treasures from...
TREASURES FROM THE ROYAL ARCHIVES
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST    Book Number: 86423
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In regal satin blood red binding and golden embossed cover with royal seal, this most handsome large volume takes us into the royal archive at Windsor Castle's Round Tower and its fascinating selec...
FREYDAL MEDIEVAL GAMES: The Book of Tournaments
STEFAN KRAUSE    Book Number: 86052
Bibliophile price: £150.00
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Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) treated the spectacle of his tournaments, hastiludes, and mummeries as an art form unto itself. From 1512 to 1515, Maximilian commissioned a massive, exquisitely d...
DREAM CATCHERS: Legend, Lore and Artifacts
CATH OBERHOLTZER    Book Number: 80005
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Originating in Native American culture, probably with the Ojibwa branch of the Algonquins, the Dream Catcher is a netted charm originally hung over the bed of a disturbed child to ward off bad drea...
THEODORE DE BRY, AMERICA: The Complete Plates 1590-1602
M. VAN GROESEN & LARRY E. TISE    Book Number: 86061
Bibliophile price: £100.00
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An artistic masterpiece of travel literature, admired by bibliophiles for centuries. When Flemish engraver and publisher Theodore de Bry issued the first volume of his America series in 1590, the ...
TESLA: The Wizard of Electricity
DAVID J. KENT    Book Number: 86609
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Visionary, inventor, genius and rebel, who was Nikola Tesla? Popular science writer David Kent reveals the life, drama and mystery surrounding this romantic figure. Tesla (1856-1943) created nume...
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