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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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1666: Plague, War and Hellfire
REBECCA RIDEAL    Book Number: 85795
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1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and...
DIGNITY OF CHARTISM: Essays by Dorothy Thompson
EDITED BY STEPHEN ROBERTS    Book Number: 85811
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How can Chartism in its Biblical righteousness, in its Shakespearian grandiloquence and unremitting class consciousness, in its internationalist generosity and in its Jacobin militance, in its bala...
EARLY CELTIC ART IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW    Book Number: 85815
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This widely praised Shire publication, now extensively revised and enlarged, examines the predominantly warrior and aristocratic art of the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland from the four...
ACTION FILES: Gladiators
C. DE LA BEDOYERE & C. KIDNEY    Book Number: 85977
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Big spiral bound fact book with a fantastic 3D scene of gladiators in combat on the front cover and verdict stickers Live! or Die! with thumbs up and thumbs down among the 90 colourful stickers inc...
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN
C. V. WEDGWOOD    Book Number: 85983
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Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997) specialised in the history of 17th century England and Continental Europe. Originally published in the Collin's Pictures of Britain series, this super lit...
GREAT CONSPIRACY: Britain's Secret War
CARLOS DE LA HUERTA    Book Number: 86008
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The French Revolution threw the whole of Europe into turmoil, with no country more alarmed than Britain. As Napoleon established his iron grip on France, the British government was in a fever of su...
MY SCOTLAND
A. G. MACDONELL    Book Number: 86021
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History has shown over and over that almost every nation would sooner govern themselves badly, corruptly, incompetently, than be efficiently governed by an alien. First published in 1937, this 201...
WHAT THE SUFFRAGISTS DID NEXT
MAVIS CURTIS    Book Number: 86037
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Sub-titled 'How the Fight for Women's Rights Went On', Mavis Curtis explores the work of eight women who helped promote the cause of women's rights and social equality - Eleanor Rathbone, Ellen Wil...
A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
IRON DAWN
RICHARD SNOW    Book Number: 85893
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Sub-titled 'The Monitor, The Merrimack, And the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History' here is a lively tale of science, war and clashing personalities from the Age of Sail to the Age of Iron. ...
KILLING JESUS
BILL O'REILLY & MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 85894
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A fact-based account of Jesus's life and times featuring Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist among the many legendary figures who rise up...
QUEEN'S EMBROIDERER: A True Story of Paris, Lovers
JOAN DEJEAN    Book Number: 85897
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The royal embroiderer of the title is Jean Magoulet, a gainier or maker of leather goods who was appointed royal glove supplier to the French Queen Marie Thérèse and King Louis XIV and who then som...
THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents In Love and War
IAN BURUMA    Book Number: 85900
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A moving account of what it meant to be Jewish and English in one of the most troubled times of the last century. Throughout a devoted 60 year marriage that spanned the terror and separation of tw...
MILITARY HISTORY OF CHINA: From 1218 to the Present Day
ERIK DURSCHMIED    Book Number: 86047
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In 1215 Genghis Khan's Mongol army captured Peking and destroyed the Chin Empire, and then advanced on through Asia and Russia to the fringes of Western Europe, where in 1241 they annihilated the G...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
VENI VIDI VICI: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know
PETER JONES    Book Number: 86676
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What have the Romans ever done for us? This is a 1200-year-old story of Rome that moves from 753 BC at the civilisation's foundation, to the end of its empire in the West in 476 AD, and explores th...
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