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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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NICHOLAS II: The Last Tsar
MICHAEL PATERSON    Book Number: 86252
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The tragic life of Tsar Nicholas and his Romanov wife and children has long haunted the world's imagination. He ruled one sixth of the earth's land area, representing a regime that lasted 300 year...
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...
CHELTENHAM: A New History
ANTHEA JONES    Book Number: 85988
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A hotspot for lovers of elegant Regency architecture and the modern home of the GCHQ intelligence community, Cheltenham has a fascinating history stretching back to the Domesday Book. In 1294 there...
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...
ELIZABETH: The Forgotten Years
JOHN GUY    Book Number: 86150
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She had the body of a woman, and the heart of a lion. Elizabeth I, the fierce Queen of England, is an example of Britain's iconic monarchs; she is a queen who wielded her power, particularly after ...
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...
BRITAIN'S GURKHA WAR: The Invasion of Nepal, 1814-16
JOHN PEMBLE    Book Number: 86355
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The British love affair with the Gurkhas began during the early 19th century clash of the expanding English East India Company and Nepalese hillmen. The remarkable fighting abilities of the Nepale...
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...
SIR WATKIN'S TOURS
PAUL HERNON    Book Number: 86389
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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...
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...
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...
FREYDAL MEDIEVAL GAMES: The Book of Tournaments
STEFAN KRAUSE    Book Number: 86052
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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...
FRANCE: A History from Gaul To De Gaulle
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH    Book Number: 86660
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'Toute ma vie, je me suis fait une certaine idée de la France.' All my life, I have had a certain conception of France. These are not only the opening words to General de Gaulle's memoirs, but also...
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...
HISTORY OF COURTSHIP: 800 Years of Seduction Techniques
TANYA O'DONNELL    Book Number: 86704
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"All courtship is the art of convincing the other person of your innate desirability." Love At First, Second or Third Sight, Signalling Your Interest, Beauty and Seductive Items of Clothing and Ha...
INGENIOUS VICTORIANS
JOHN WADE    Book Number: 86706
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Victorian innovators were responsible for the world's largest glass structure, an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20ft above the waves, a monster globe that visit...
BAGHDAD: City of Peace, City of Blood
JUSTIN MAROZZI    Book Number: 86618
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The author has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as "The most brilliant of the new generation of travel writer-historians" and we are delighted to have this Da Capo Press 2014 first edition. ...
SCOTLAND AND THE SEA
NICK ROBINS    Book Number: 86633
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Scottish engineering, ship owning and operating as well as business and entrepreneurial skills have all played a big part in the success of the Merchant Navy. Scottish emigrants took skills with t...
SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
TIMOTHY EGAN    Book Number: 86634
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis' this multi-award winning non-fiction Book of the Year is a darn good yarn. Charismatic, handsome and a famous portrait photogra...
MEDIEVAL WALL PAINTINGS
E. CLIVE ROUSE    Book Number: 86549
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Medieval churches in England were more or less completely painted - the walls, the windowsills, the woodwork, the monuments. Artists set to work on the plastered walls painting saints, bible stori...
MURDERERS, ROBBERS AND HIGHWAYMEN
EDIT BY STEPHEN BRENNAN    Book Number: 86551
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Catherine Hayes was burned alive for the murder of her husband; Thomas Lympus executed for robbing the mail; Reverend Wheatley sentenced to public penance for adultery; John Everett sentenced to de...
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