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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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BRITAIN FROM THE AIR: Building Britain DVD
DUKE MARKETING    Book Number: 82761
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Using advance high-definition cameras, this stunning aerial photography film offers unrivalled views from the Ancient Celtic settlements to modern suburbia. With narration from Richard Mervyn thro...
KING'S BED: Sex, Power and the Court of Charles II
DON JORDAN & MICHAEL WALSH    Book Number: 82703
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The sexual revolution began in the ?60s - the 1660s. When Charles II ascended to the throne in 1660 he became pivotal to a sexual upheaval at the highest levels of English society and the newly rec...
1616: The World in Motion
THOMAS CHRISTENSEN    Book Number: 83117
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This fascinating exploration of the early modern world, from the author of The Discovery of America and Other Myths, focuses on a single year as a window into a restless, expansive era. From galleo...
FATAL RIVALRY: Flodden 1513
GEORGE GOODWIN    Book Number: 83140
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Sub-titled 'Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain', here is the story of Flodden, the biggest and bloodiest Anglo-Scottish battle and its consequences. On September 9th, the ...
ON ARISTOTLE: Saving Politics from Philosophy
ALAN RYAN    Book Number: 83180
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Aristotle's meticulous thinking on the nature of human affairs, ethics, politics, citizenship and virtue in a civil society remains as vital today as it was in his own time. Ryan examines Plato's ...
SHAKESPEARE AND THE COUNTESS:
CHRIS LAOUTARIS    Book Number: 83192
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Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by the Telegraph and Observer, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new perspective on the life and fortunes of William Shakespea...
WILDE'S WOMEN
ELEANOR FITZSIMONS    Book Number: 83206
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Like Oscar, his tragic and witty niece Dolly also loved fast cars, cocaine and foreign women. Wilde's story and legacy is told through the life of his women including Florence Balcombe, actress Li...
TWO NINETEENTH CENTURY HERTFORDSHIRE DIARIES 1822-1849
JUDITH KNIGHT & SUSAN FLOOD    Book Number: 81717
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Henry Lomas, a literate and opinionated man, was a painter and decorator in the Watford area. His diaries survive for the period 1822 and 1825-27 in which he recorded struggles over the workhouse ...
LIONHEART: The True Story of England's Crusader King
DOUGLAS BOYD    Book Number: 83339
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History books say that Richard I, our Crusader King, was brave, patriotic, and heroic, but was he really as valiant as we are led to believe? Although given the nickname Lionheart because of his mi...
WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD'S END: The South West in the Tudor Age
SAM SMILES    Book Number: 83350
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Originally produced to accompany an exhibition reflecting the Tudor heritage of the area at the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, this depicts many of the miniatures, paintings and other...
THE BOYS: Triumph Over Adversity
MARTIN GILBERT    Book Number: 83275
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Sub-titled 'The Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors' this now classic modern history book was first published in 1996 and here reprinted in facsimile paperback, scanned from the origina...
COURTLY LOVE: The Path of Sexual Initiation
JEAN MARKALE    Book Number: 83029
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After the year 1000 a new way of looking at love and the place held by women in the world was happening. The Christian-inspired tradition that at best viewed women with contempt, fear and loathing...
DOGS OF GOD
JAMES RESTON    Book Number: 83030
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Sub-titled 'Columbus, The Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors'. The conflict between the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of 15th century Spain and the Moorish Caliphs of Granada was ...
ENGLISH AND VIOLENCE SINCE 1750
CLIVE EMSLEY    Book Number: 83031
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The garrotters who terrified London in 1862, the Irish Fenians who carried out terrorist bombings in London, and the gangs who dominated parts of the East End in the early years of the 20th century...
HOW TO WIN A ROMAN CHARIOT RACE
JANE HOOD    Book Number: 83215
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A wonderful cornucopia of history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Oxford Classicist and expert in Ancient Philosophy and Medicine, Jane Hood uses ...
50 GREATEST PREHISTORIC SITES OF THE WORLD
BARRY STONE    Book Number: 83384
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Rock art, temples, megaliths and proto-cities, from the raised burial mounds of Native Americans to the frozen graveyards of the woolly mammoth, from Middle Bronze Age settlement of Arkaim on the K...
HISTORIES OF NATIONS: How Their Identities Were Forged
EDITED BY PETER FURTADO    Book Number: 82800
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Writers from 28 countries, representing two-thirds of the world's population, give an insight into their own history and national identity in this big book. A key question is history itself: is it ...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSAN WATKINS    Book Number: 82805
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With superb photography by Mark Fiennes, this big glamorous Thames & Hudson publication has no less than 194 colour illustrations, recreating the world in which Mary Queen of Scots lived, from the ...
GLADIATOR: The Roman Fighter's Unofficial Manual
PHILIP MATYSZAK    Book Number: 83073
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Experience first hand the spectacular, brutal life and savage death of the most iconic figure of Ancient Rome. 'By and large, a gladiator is someone who has taken the job after running through sev...
MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
CHRIS SCARRE    Book Number: 83077
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The geographical reminders of our country's history are spread from the megalithic monuments in Newgrange, Stonehenge and Avebury and beyond. This handy companion is a terrific guide to the feature...
COMIC, CURIOUS AND QUIRKY
RONA LEVIN    Book Number: 83473
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Among the intriguingly exotic headlines from early 1900s newspapers include Hamming It Up at a Bald-Headed Club, Charity Fund Raiser Kissed Into Touch, Was This Lover Three Sheets to the Wind?, Rep...
NOBLE ENDEAVOURS: The Life of Two Countries
MIRANDA SEYMOUR    Book Number: 83483
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Herbert Sulzbach, son of a wealthy banker from Frankfurt, began the war as a German patriot aged 20. 'We certainly did not want this war!' he wrote in October 1914. Marching home four years later ...
DIXIE VICTORIOUS
EDITED BY PETER TSOURAS    Book Number: 83541
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Sub-titled 'An Alternative History of the Civil War' the book is based on a series of fascinating 'what ifs' posed by leading military historians in this intriguing new alternative history reconstr...
FROM ANTIQUARIAN TO ARCHAEOLOGIST
TIM MURRAY    Book Number: 83543
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Sub-titled 'The History and Philosophy of Archaeology', the volume forms a collection of papers tracing the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to...
OLD LONDON ENGRAVINGS
DESIGNED BY DOROTHY MEIKLE    Book Number: 83555
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These exceptionally beautiful engravings were originally published in 'Old and New London' 1873-8 by Cassel published in a six volume work. It was written in part by Walter Thornbury who traced th...
CLASH OF THRONES
ANDREW RAWSON    Book Number: 83369
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Sub-titled 'The Power-Crazed Medieval Kings, Popes and Emperors of Europe', welcome to the biggest group of warriors, conquerors, philanderers, murderers and back-stabbers you are ever likely to me...
TUDOR KINGS AND QUEENS: The Dynasty That Forged A Nation
ALEX WOOLF    Book Number: 83594
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On 22nd August 1485, two armies met on Bosworth Field. Henry Tudor arose victorious, beginning the greatest dynasty of English history. Throughout their reign, they had to contend with threats in...
CALIPHATE: The History of an Idea
HUGH KENNEDY    Book Number: 83889
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Here prominent Islamic historian Professor Hugh Kennedy dissects the idea of the caliphate and its history and explores how it became used and abused today. The system came into existence in the tu...
DEFENDING LONDON: The Military Landscape
MIKE OSBORNE    Book Number: 83898
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London, the capital of the country and a tapestry of Britain's history, is adorned with features of our past spread across the skyline and streets. A prominent feature of our city's historical land...
EXPLORERS: A Story of Fearless Outcasts
MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 83904
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In 1856 two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown - the location of the River Nile's source. They travelled deep into a forb...
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