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History

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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MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
NANCY GOLDSTONE    Book Number: 85035
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Written on the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc's birth, Nancy Goldstone weaves an incredible history of the transcendent Joan of Arc and the powerful Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Sicily: powerful w...
MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
CHARLES KING    Book Number: 85036
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The Pera Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Istanbul (or Constantinople as it was originally called) was established in 1892 for clients of the Orient Express who would arrive in the capital of th...
JACQUES DEVAULX: NAUTICAL WORKS
ELISABETH HÉBERT & G. HOLZER    Book Number: 84769
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"A Navigational Treatise of Exceptional Opulence: The Complete Facsimile, 1583." Taschen publishers present a facsimile reproduction of Les premières oeuvres de Jacques Devaulx, pilote en la marin...
MAGIC BOOK
EDITED BY NOEL DANIEL    Book Number: 84778
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Death, the essence of illusion, conjuring life is just one chapter! Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sor...
DOWN BEER STREET: History In A Pint Glass
MIKA RISSANEN & J. TAHVANAINEN    Book Number: 85309
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To stop things getting too dry after Christmas, we look into the ABV (percentage of alcohol content by volume), gravity, bitterness and colour of beer. In Egypt, long home to a great many grape vi...
BRIEF GUIDE TO BRITISH BATTLEFIELDS:
DAVID CLARK    Book Number: 85423
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New 2015 publication divided into six historical periods, each prefaced by an outline of the nature of contemporary warfare. This indispensible pocket guide to every significant battle site in Bri...
EMIGRANTS: Why the English Sailed to the New World
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 85425
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What led a person in 17th century England to get on a ship bound for the Americas? Evans transports us back to the time of America's earliest immigrants and uses contemporary sources to cast new v...
WIT IN THE DUNGEON: Life of Leigh Hunt
ANTHONY HOLDEN    Book Number: 85442
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Leigh Hunt, critic, poet, a complex man who demanded perfection, regularly chastised his sweetheart Marianne because her letters to him were too short, poorly written, full of ink blots and scratch...
VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN COTSWOLDS
ALAN SUTTON    Book Number: 85538
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'All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...' Not often are we able to stare into the past but this brilliant collection of sepia photographs and written accounts of life in t...
SISTERS TO THE KING
MARIA PERRY    Book Number: 85294
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Sub-titled 'The Tumultuous Lives of Henry VIII's Sisters - Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France'. Aged just 13, Margaret became Queen of Scotland. She was taken aback to find her dower castle a...
MANY FACES OF CHRIST: The Thousand-Year Story
PHILIP JENKINS    Book Number: 85065
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We all recognise the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the alternative scriptures which arose in the variety of Christian sects after Christ's death are uncovered despite original attem...
VICTORIAN TREASURY: A Collection of Fascinating Facts
LUCINDA HAWKSLEY    Book Number: 85564
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What was it like to be alive in the time of Queen Victoria? What did you eat, do in your leisure time and wear when you were pregnant? This fascinating book covers the arts, the Empire, politics, c...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT
CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT    Book Number: 85610
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The famous historian's wonderfully concise account draws on the unusual number of contemporary sources available to historians to describe in lucid detail one of the greatest British military victo...
COROMANDEL: A Personal History of South India
CHARLES ALLEN    Book Number: 85613
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Born in 1940 in Cawnpore of parents both Indian-born British, Charles Allen spent the first eight years of his life in the privileged surroundings of the ruling class, departing for England in earl...
MADRID: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY HUGH THOMAS    Book Number: 85626
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First published in 1988, this revised edition (2005) is here in 2018 new paperback reprint. Acclaimed historian Hugh Thomas wrote a book ideal for the cultured tourist. He has chosen the Earl of ...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
JENNY WORMALD    Book Number: 85627
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The author presented the BBC programme 'Bloody Queens' and had also featured in a Timewatch episode about Mary Queen of Scots in 1987, commemorating the 400th anniversary of her execution. The fir...
NELSON'S MEDITERRANEAN COMMAND
DENIS ORDE    Book Number: 82333
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Facsimile reprint in softback of the 1997 original published by Pen & Sword Maritime Books. The book covers the most dramatic period of British naval history. In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte, who was...
NORMAN COMMANDERS: Masters of Warfare 911 to 1135
PAUL HILL    Book Number: 82744
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William the Conqueror, Robert Guiscard, Roger I of Sicily and Bohemond Prince of Antioch are just four of the exceptional Norman commanders who not only led their armies to victory in battle but al...
BEGGARS, CHEATS AND FORGERS: A History of Frauds
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 85595
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"The greatest cheats have hit upon some great truths about human nature". Sooner or later all of us are going to fall victim to some scam or fraud, though most are wise to the African millionaire w...
MATCHLOCKS TO FLINTLOCKS
WILLIAM URBAN    Book Number: 85598
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Sub-titled 'Warfare In Europe And Beyond 1500-1700', acclaimed historian William Urban focusses on the replacement of 'crowd armies' by professionals. The professionals integrated into crown armie...
ALCHEMY OF HAPPINESS
AL-GHAZZALI    Book Number: 81032
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The Knowledge of Self, The Knowledge of God, The Knowledge of this World, The Knowledge of the Next World, Concerning Music and Dancing as Aids To The Religious Life, Self Examination and the Recol...
ANCIENT WISDOM
ANNIE BESANT    Book Number: 85571
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The classic introduction to Theosophy first published in 1897 and here in 2017 careful facsimile reprint of the original, an outline to Theosophical Teachings. Annie Besant (née Wood) was born in ...
MAZES AND LABYRINTHS
W. H. MATTHEWS    Book Number: 85575
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First published in 1922, the classic and unparalleled text on the history and development of mazes and labyrinths has been carefully scanned and reprinted, with original illustrations. William Hen...
ACROSS THE POND: An American Gentleman In Victorian London
R. D. BLUMENFELD    Book Number: 85690
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Here are extracts from the Daily Express Editor's Diaries ranging from 1887 to 1914 and the outbreak of World War One. He begins with a wonderful day spent for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee cele...
ARBELLA STUART: The Uncrowned Queen
Jill Armitage    Book Number: 85695
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"Where London's tower its turrets show so stately by the Thames side, Fair Arbella, child of woe for many a day had sat and sighed..." In 1562 Queen Elizabeth I lay dying of smallpox, and the curs...
ARTIST AND EMPIRE
TATE BRITAIN    Book Number: 85697
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William Blake remarked provocatively, "Empire follows Art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose." If the aesthetic of the British Empire was not always celebratory, this was partly due to an ab...
CHELTENHAM BOOK OF DAYS
MICHALE HASTED    Book Number: 85714
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From January 21st to December 31st, dip in any day to read extracts from the Cheltenham Looker-On, history books, local and national newspapers, The Stage and many other sources about entertainment...
ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTION TO THE REGENCY
MIKE RENDELL & P. SUTCLIFFE    Book Number: 85731
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In its formal sense, the Regency period lasted only nine years starting on 5th April 1811 when George, Prince of Wales, officially became Regent and subsequently appointed himself Field Marshal. T...
ISABELLA OF FRANCE: The Rebel Queen
Kathryn Warner    Book Number: 85739
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In the hot summer of 1326, 42 year old King Edward II was staying at the Tower of London with his household and a few important allies who still remained to him after almost two decades of misrule,...
LAWSON LIES STILL IN THE THAMES
Gill Blanchard    Book Number: 85743
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Sub-titled 'The Extraordinary Life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson', this biography charts the tumultuous life and times of an ordinary seaman born in Scarborough who had come to play a major role ...
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