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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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YEAR IN THE LIFE OF VICTORIAN BRITAIN
Felicity Trotman    Book Number: 85781
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Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years and in those years Britain changed enormously not only through many scientific and technological advances such as the spread of railways, a transatlantic telegra...
ALEXANDRE: Fan Maker to the Courts of Europe
HELENE ALEXANDER    Book Number: 85784
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The celebrated fan maker Félix Alexandre (b.1823) was active in an age when the art of fan-making reached a glorious apogee. Brought together for the first time, here is an array of exquisite fans...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
KING'S REVENGE
DON JORDAN & MICHAEL WALSH    Book Number: 84876
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Sub-titled 'Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History', several months after the execution of Charles I in 1649, his elder son Charles, the Prince of Wales, wrote from exile in Holland...
IRELAND - THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER:
JEFFREY JAMES    Book Number: 85875
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A country with a small population, Ireland has been invaded and exploited throughout its history, but the Irish have always fought back with tenacity and courage. In the first century AD the Irish ...
TIGER AND THE RUBY
KIEF HILLSBERY    Book Number: 85885
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Sub-titled 'A Journey to the Other Side of British India', in this page-turning addition to the literature of the Great Game, the author sets out to discover the riddle of his ancestor Nigel Hallec...
FOR THE GLORY OF ROME: A History of Warriors and Warfare
ROSS COWAN    Book Number: 85917
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A Roman legionary soldier was equipped with a heavy javelin, cut and thrust sword and a shield from shoulder to shin. As a member of a maniple of 120 men he was expected to form a unit of power to ...
WARSHIP ANNE: An Illustrated History
RICHARD ENSOR    Book Number: 85934
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A few miles to the east of Hastings, on the beach at Pett Level, lies the wreck of the warship Anne, and just a few times a year, at very low tides, it is possible to see her outline and some of he...
JAPANESE ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85944
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Mostly in black and white but with some fine colour examples are the most beautiful Arabesques, lattice patterns, swastikas, stylised bamboos, friezes, Thomas W. Cutler's 'A Grammar of Japanese Orn...
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...
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY    Book Number: 85979
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A Yale University Press first edition 2010 by the prize-winning classicist who combines scholarship with storytelling. Grounded in scrupulous analysis of ancient sources from documents on papyrus ...
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...
GLORY AND B*LLOCKS: The Truth Behind 10 Defining Events
COLIN BROWN    Book Number: 86005
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Discover that, contrary to popular belief, the longbow was not responsible for the English (and Welsh) victory at Agincourt, that Queen Elizabeth I's great Armada speech at Tilbury was probably an ...
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...
HERETICS AND HEROES
THOMAS CAHILL    Book Number: 86010
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Sub-titled 'How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World', this truly revolutionary book is an important volume in Cahill's acclaimed Hinges of History series. It covers the t...
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...
WHISPERERS: The Secret History of the Spirit World
J. H. BRENNAN    Book Number: 86038
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"From an Ancient Egyptian guide to summoning Anubis, through a haunted house in ancient Athens, to the Black Books of the Middle Ages, the book chronicles early anthropologists being hoodwinked by ...
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...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
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...
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...
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