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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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MEDIEVAL WORLD COMPLETE
ROBERT BARTLETT    Book Number: 86161
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In over 800 reproductions, most in colour, the medieval world is revealed visually with the accompaniment of well-researched commentary. The middle ages have often been defined negatively as the p...
STORY OF THE JEWS: Finding the Words 1000BC-1492AD Volume 1
SIMON SCHAMA    Book Number: 86173
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Simon Schama tells the monumental history of the Jewish people with all his customary verve and erudition. This is history at its best, engaging, superbly researched and challenging many of our pre...
ANTIGONUS THE ONE-EYED: Greatest of the Successors
JEFF CHAMPION    Book Number: 86351
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Written by an author who is clearly very knowledgeable of ancient history and society, all the dates in this work are BC unless otherwise noted. Plutarch described Antigonus the One-Eyed (382-301B...
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...
RABBLE OF GENTILITY: The Royalist Northern Horse 1644-45
JOHN BARRATT    Book Number: 86383
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Formed from those elements of the Marquis of Newcastle's Northern Royalist Army, which elected to continue to fight after the crushing defeat at Marston Moor (2nd July 1644), during the next 15 mon...
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...
WAR OF THE MACCABEES
JOHN GRAINGER    Book Number: 86395
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Sub-titled 'The Jewish Struggle for Freedom, 167-37BC' the author has included 19 illustrations under the following headers, Competing Religions, Hellenization, Battles and Jewish Expansion. The f...
ROMANOV SISTERS
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 84983
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra', the four Romanov sisters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, were brutally murdered by revolutionaries in the fateful cellar...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 86468
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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
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...
MEDIEVAL WORLD AT WAR
EDITED BY MATTHEW BENNETT    Book Number: 82806
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This gloriously illustrated and superbly researched book covers 1000 years of warfare in the whole medieval world, going far beyond the familiar stories of Hastings and Agincourt. Ten chapters are ...
VICTORIAN LADY'S GUIDE TO LIFE
ELSPETH MARR    Book Number: 86182
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First published as 'Aunt Epp's Guide For Life', Elspeth Marr (1871-1947) was the great great aunt of the author who died before she was three. 'She was also our landlady, and each morning I would ...
HOLLOW CROWN
DAN JONES    Book Number: 86323
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Sub-titled 'The Wars of The Roses and The Rise of The Tudors' here are battles, beheadings, clandestine marriages and flashes of chivalry. The 15th century experienced the longest and bloodiest se...
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...
HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN
JENNI MURRAY    Book Number: 86408
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Prejudice is faced by women every day despite the ever-growing feminist movement. The 21 women in this book rose above the low expectations of their gender - Boadicea, Queen Elizabeth I, Aphra Beh...
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...
THEODORE DE BRY, AMERICA: The Complete Plates 1590-1602
M. VAN GROESEN & LARRY E. TISE    Book Number: 86061
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An artistic masterpiece of travel literature, admired by bibliophiles for centuries. When Flemish engraver and publisher Theodore de Bry issued the first volume of his America series in 1590, the ...
BRIEF HISTORY OF SPAIN
JEREMY BLACK    Book Number: 86653
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Spain is inhospitable to invaders, being a mountainous peninsula approached by the Pyrenees or by sea, yet its early history was shaped first by the Romans, who left superb examples of architecture...
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...
FORGOTTEN SONGS AND STORIES OF THE SEA
CAROLINE ROCHFORD    Book Number: 86698
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A treasury of voices from our maritime past, here are stirring tales of heroism that have been engrained in the annals of the sea since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New...
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...
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