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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century figures.

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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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NELSON'S VICTORY: 250 Years of War and Peace
Book number: 92683 Product format: Hardback Author: BRIAN LAVERY
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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The author has written more than 30 books on maritime history and this glorious 2015 first edition from Seaforth Publishing was written when Victory was awaiting massive restoration on her hull, sl...
ROMAN LITERARY CULTURE: From Plautus to Macrobius
Book number: 92693 Product format: Paperback Author: ELAINE FANTHAM
Published price: £24.62
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Drama, comedy and tragedy in this, the second edition concerning the best-attested generation of Roman writers and the community around Cicero in the period from 50BCE when the autocratic control o...
WORLD AFLAME: The Long War, 1914-1945
Book number: 92858 Product format: Hardback Author: DAN JONES AND MARINA AMARAL
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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The leading British historian has teamed up with a gifted Brazilian artist who uses contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions of poignant early 20th century photo...
EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era
Book number: 92504 Product format: Hardback Author: HYSLOP, SOMERVILLE, THOMPSON
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £13.50
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We all know fragments of history such as Magna Carta or Henry VIII and his six wives, but how many of us can put these events into the context of what was going on at the same time throughout the w...
GATE TO CHINA: A New History
Book number: 92879 Product format: Hardback Author: MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Sub-titled 'A New History of the People's Republic and Hong Kong', the rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule is told with unique insight in this new history, drawing on eyew...
NAPOLEON & ST HELENA: On the Island of Exile
Book number: 92885 Product format: Hardback Author: JOHANNES WILLMS
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Isolated in the vastness of the South Atlantic and fortress-like in appearance, the Island of St Helena was important for centuries only as a victualling station for ships of the British East India...
SHORT HISTORY OF COFFEE
Book number: 92895 Product format: Paperback Author: GORDON KERR
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Coffee has mirrored the moods and movements of society for centuries, yet how much do we know about its history? From its Ethiopian origins to the legends, myths, geographical locations and somewh...
UNDREAMED SHORES
Book number: 92904 Product format: Hardback Author: FRANCES LARSON
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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'The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology' is the sub-title of this multiple biography of five women who arrived at the University of Oxford determined to study remote communities a world away f...
GREAT STATE: China and the World
Book number: 92943 Product format: Hardback Author: TIMOTHY BROOK
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Histories of China usually start in 221 BCE with the establishment of Imperial China under the Qin dynasty, but the author of this readable book believes that those days are too remote for us to en...
EXPLORERS AND THEIR QUEST FOR NORTH AMERICA
Book number: 92960 Product format: Hardback Author: PHILIP J. POTTER
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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From the voyages of Christopher Columbus into the unchartered dark blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the daring exploration of the Louisiana Purchase by Meriwether Lewis, the book brings to life...
LEE AND GRANT AT APPOMATTOX
Book number: 92967 Product format: Paperback Author: MACKINLAY CANTOR
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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The American Civil War raged for four years before it culminated in the peace treaty made in the village of Appomattox Court House by the dapper, well-dressed Confederate General Robert E. Lee and ...
JOURNEY TO THE MAYFLOWER:
Book number: 92732 Product format: Paperback Author: STEPHEN TOMKINS
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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The sailing of the Mayflower, the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World, is a fundamental event in American history, but it began as an English story that pioneered the idea of religi...
QUEENS OF JERUSALEM: The Women Who Dared to Rule
Book number: 92734 Product format: Hardback Author: KATHERINE PANGONIS
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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The American-British historian who specialises in the medieval world of the Mediterranean and the Middle East holds MA degrees from Oxford and University College London and here tells the untold st...
SO GREAT A PRINCE
Book number: 92736 Product format: Paperback Author: LAUREN JOHNSON
Published price: $17.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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In 1509 King Henry VII died and his son succeeded to the throne as Henry VIII. The year stands as a crossroads between two very different kings and between equally different worlds, sitting in the...
MAYFLOWER ENTHUSIASTS' MANUAL:
Book number: 92616 Product format: Hardback Author: Jonathan Falconer
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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The Pilgrim Fathers are often hailed as the founders of the American nation, although the Virginia Company had created a colony a few years earlier and the whole continent was already peopled by na...
BOAT TRAINS
Book number: 92984 Product format: Hardback Author: MARTYN PRING
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Sub-titled 'The English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials, History, Development and Operation' here is the exciting story of more than 125 years of independent and organised tourism. The routes to ...
MAN IN THE IRON MASK: The True Story
Book number: 92606 Product format: Hardback Author: JOSEPHINE WILKINSON
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Immortalised in the novel of the same name by Alexander Dumas, the real Man In The Iron Mask became a prisoner on the orders of Louis XIV and remained in custody for the remaining 34 years of his l...
COCONUT: How The Shy Fruit Shaped Our World
Book number: 93013 Product format: Hardback Author: ROBIN LAURENCE
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Sex and mutiny is the first chapter which begins "To botanists, the coconut palm is the Cocos nucifera, a member of the Aceraceae or Palm family." Writings in Sanskrit refer to coconut oil as bein...
HOW TO BEHAVE BADLY IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
Book number: 93022 Product format: Hardback Author: RUTH GOODMAN
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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Sub-titled 'A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves and Braggarts' we enter a rowdy street gang scouring a tavern. Gentlewomen hold insolent eye contact. Drunkards ...
VIOLENT ABUSE OF WOMEN IN 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY BRITAIN
Book number: 93037 Product format: Paperback Author: GEOFFREY PIMM
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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In this era, women were often beaten and abused at home by husbands exercising their legal right and were whipped, branded, exiled and burned alive by the courts. This extraordinary work records t...
ASK A HISTORIAN
Book number: 93069 Product format: Paperback Author: GREG JENNER
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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'50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know' is the sub-title of this book by the author who is the host of the BBC podcast 'You're Dead to Me'. Every page contains a delight: How d...
BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITAIN 1851-2021
Book number: 93074 Product format: Paperback Author: JEREMY BLACK
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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The revised and updated fourth and final volume in a highly acclaimed series which begins in the specially-constructed Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition, showcasing British national achieveme...
BRIEF HISTORY OF IRELAND: Land, People, History
Book number: 93075 Product format: Paperback Author: RICHARD KILLEEN
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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Ireland has been home to successive groups of settlers and waves of immigration - Celts, Vikings, Normans, Elizabethan-English adventurers, Anglo-Scots settlers, Cromwellians, Huguenots, Palatines ...
BRIEF HISTORY OF LONDON
Book number: 93076 Product format: Paperback Author: JEREMY BLACK
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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With plentiful literary references, quotations from visitors and boxes covering topics such as Jack the Ripper, Black analyses the pivotal moments in history that make London what it is today. Fro...
ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Book number: 93099 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN HAYWOOD, C. HURDMAN
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Heavy quality illustrated softback for ages 9-12 years or adults wishing to have a visual and simplified overview exploring the ideas, discoveries and technology that have shaped the human race sin...
TIMELINES: The Events That Shaped History
Book number: 93139 Product format: Hardback Author: JOHN HAYWOOD
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Human history began between eight and six million years ago in East Africa. At that time, according to DNA evidence, humans began their separate evolution from the great apes. The development of ...
CRIMEAN LETTERS FROM THE 41st (THE WELCH) REGIMENT 1854-56
Book number: 93217 Product format: Hardback Author: MAJOR-GENERAL WILLIAM ALLAN,
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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The Crimean War of 1854-56 was the first of the 'modern' wars. The opening round at the Alma was a direct throwback to the Napoleonic campaigns of 50 years earlier, whereas the Siege of Sevastopol...
DUKE OF MONMOUTH LIFE AND REBELLION
Book number: 93219 Product format: Hardback Author: LAURA BRENNAN
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, may have been the eldest and illegitimate son of a monarch, but when he entered the world his father, Charles II, was a monarch without a kingdom, and with little pro...
RACETRACK GANGS
Book number: 93435 Product format: Paperback Author: DICK KIRBY
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Sub-titled 'Four Decades of Doping, Intimidation and Violent Crime', between the two world wars and after there was a dramatic upsurge of violence as rival criminal gangs vied for rich pickings fro...
ROYAL WITCHES: From Joan of Navarre to Elizabeth Woodville
Book number: 92947 Product format: Paperback Author: GEMMA HOLLMAN
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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England in the 15th century was dominated by the Wars of the Roses in which descendants of King Edward III struggled for power. Edward's son John of Gaunt had numerous children by two wives, and th...
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