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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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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...
TROY: The Myth and Reality Behind the Epic Legend
NICK MCCARTY    Book Number: 85297
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This beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of the Wrath of Achilles and the Trojan War is interwoven with an account of how the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann fulfilled his life's dream...
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...
RICHARD III: Brother, Protector, King
CHRIS SKIDMORE    Book Number: 85634
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Richard III's personality and behaviour was the talk of the courts of Europe. He had been the unswervingly loyal younger brother of Edward IV, the Yorkist king who had reigned, albeit with one dep...
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...
MYSTERIES OF THE DRUIDS
W. WINWOOD READE    Book Number: 72235
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Ever wondered where the name Albion comes from? Why oak grows often around sacred sites? What stone circles were built for? By tracing the history of the Druid, their origins, activities, destru...
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...
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 ...
MALEFICIUM: Witchcraft and Witch Hunting In The West
Gordon Napier    Book Number: 85745
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King James VI and first in Daemonologie said, "The fearefull abounding at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaves of the Devil, the Witches or enchanters, hath moved me to dispatch i...
PETERBOROUGH BOOK OF DAYS
Brian Jones    Book Number: 85759
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In this addictive series, we have two in stock and this is the companion to Cheltenham Book Of Days code 85714. Dip into any day of the year from January 1st to 31st December to enjoy hundreds of ...
RELUCTANT AMBASSADOR: Life and Times of Sir Thomas Chaloner
Dan O'Sullivan    Book Number: 85761
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"He experienced during the religious upheaval of political intrigue of four Tudor reigns, while many close to him lost their positions and even their lives." Serving in the household of Thomas Cro...
SCANDALOUS LIAISONS: Charles II and His Court
R. E. PRITCHARD    Book Number: 85764
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An insight into the most hedonistic court in English history, the context is Restoration Libertinism and political events such as Charles II's secret deals with Louis XIV, the wars with the Dutch, ...
SECOND ANGLO-SIKH WAR
Amarpal Singh    Book Number: 85767
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The tale of the bloody war that ended in the conquest and annexation of the Punjab by the East India Company. A disgruntled garrison's chance killing of two young British officers sent to govern t...
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