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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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MISSION TO CHINA
JOHN HOLLIDAY    Book Number: 86777
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Sub-titled 'How An Englishman Brought the West to The Orient' encapsulated within this historical biography is the whole history of the 19th century integration of the West and the Orient. It is a...
ON THE TRAIL OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
ROY CALLEY    Book Number: 86781
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On 8th February 1587 possibly one of the most controversial monarchs in history was executed on the orders of her cousin and fellow sovereign Elizabeth I, after a trial that was as unjust as it was...
PRISONER KING: Charles I In Captivity
JOHN MATUSIAK    Book Number: 86784
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In April 1646, reduced to anonymity and finally taking his leave of Oxford in the guise of a Roundhead serving man, King Charles I rode away from the previously safe haven of his headquarters and r...
SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON: On 5 Groats A Day
RICHARD TAMES    Book Number: 86785
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Gloves are a perfect gift for the ladies, but they can also be filled with cash as a bribe. Watermen convey a party group to the pleasure district of Bankside on the south side of the River Thames...
VISITOR'S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 86796
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In many ways the London of Shakespeare's day was surprisingly like our own - it had inns and taverns, sports and theatre, shopping, gambling and drinking were as popular then as they are now. Peop...
WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 86800
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Inequality was a fact of life for medieval women and generally the law was pro-male in every respect. Educational possibilities were limited and even a woman's personal possessions could not be be...
IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 86510
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For over 40 years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled through North Africa, making sense of the region's complex and fascinating history which he tells through the lives of five men and one woman. Que...
ART ATLAS: Book and CD
EDITED BY JOHN ONIANS    Book Number: 86557
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In an era when information graphics are more popular then ever, what better way to understand art than to see it laid out in a worldwide atlas. This extraordinary tome is the work of over 68 contr...
BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM: Age of Transition
HELEN EVANS, BRANDIE RATLIFF    Book Number: 86561
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Specially imported by Bibliophile from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire ...
FORGING CAPITALISM
IAN KLAUS    Book Number: 86573
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"Every phase of out market society's expansion was shaped by deceit, fraud and mountebankery." - Chris Lehmann, In These Times. This engaging history looks at how Britain attempted to negotiate ca...
FOUR PRINCES
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH    Book Number: 86574
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'Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman The Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe' is the sub-title of this gripping and flamboyant history by the Oxford popular historian. ...
HAREM: The World Behind the Veil
ALEV LYTLE CROUTIER    Book Number: 86578
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"I was born in an old house in Izmir, Turkey, which had previously been inhabited by a Pasha who had a harem... People often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother and her sisters had be...
MEDIEVALISM: The Middle Ages In Modern England
MICHAEL ALEXANDER    Book Number: 86584
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A new interest in medieval things surfaced in England in the 1760s and with it a revival of medieval form, manifest in literature and in architecture. In the 1830s this affected religion and produ...
ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps
ANDREA PITZER    Book Number: 86587
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Here for the first time is a chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, Andrea Pitzer documents concentration camps from the Philippines and Southern...
WAR: An Enquiry
A. C. GRAYLING    Book Number: 86599
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Grayling envisions 'just war theory' in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War Two and the Holocaust. From ancient and medieval times, he looks at causes and effects, ethics...
MYTH AND HISTORY: Ethnicity and Politics
STEPHEN YEATES    Book Number: 86412
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Yeates integrates archaeology, classical literature, folklore and place name evidence in an ambitious and enjoyable recreation of the cosmology and religious beliefs of the early Britons. Thanks t...
KING AND THE CATHOLICS: The Fight for Rights 1829
ANTONIA FRASER    Book Number: 86867
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An 1829 rhyme goes "Oh! Member for Oxford, you shuffle and wield you have altered your name from RPeel to Repeal." The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent anti-Catholic Gordon R...
MERCHANT ADVENTURERS
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 86871
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Sub-titled 'The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England'. In 1553, three ships were commissioned to look for a short-cut sea route. They commissioned Sir Hugh Willoughby and Richard Ch...
STORY OF BRITAIN: From the Romans to The Present
SIR ROY STRONG    Book Number: 86874
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The former Director of NPG and V&A Museums, Sir Roy Strong CH has written an exemplary introduction to the history of Britain, as first designated by the Romans. His brilliant and balanced account...
GRAND CANAL, GREAT RIVER
TRANSLATED BY PHILIP WATSON    Book Number: 86918
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Sub-titled 'The Travel Diary of a 12th Century Chinese Poet', you are about to embark on a journey in East India by boat, some eight and a half centuries ago, and to travel a section of the Grand C...
SYSTEM OF AMBITION? British Foreign Policy 1660-1793
Jeremy Black    Book Number: 86921
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Professor Black's respected history of British foreign policy in this crucial and fascinating era deals with all the major conflicts including the Anglo-Dutch wars, the Wars of the Spanish and Aust...
CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 86477
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Between the First Revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, the former St Petersburg, Petrograd, was in turmoil, felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Mevsky Pro...
HIDEOUS HISTORY: Death and Destruction
SANDRA LAWRENCE    Book Number: 86482
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Grim and gruesome but fun at the same time, 10-14 year olds can learn history as never taught in school. Madame Tussaud had been a talented student of a medical wax sculptor and taken life masks f...
HIDEOUS HISTORY: Trials and Trickery
SANDRA LAWRENCE    Book Number: 86483
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A companion to code 86482 Death and Destruction, here is more grim and gruesome history for 10-14 year olds, presented in the most appealing and easy-to-absorb style. Corrupt trials, foul ways of ...
WILLOUGHBYLAND: England's Lost Colony
MATTHEW PARKER    Book Number: 86500
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When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for a series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America'...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS: A New History of the Caribbean
CARRIE GIBSON    Book Number: 86883
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From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, here are the stories of fortune seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists, and images of viole...
STORY AND LANGUAGE OF HERALDRY
STEPHEN SLATER    Book Number: 86937
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The birth of heraldry coincided with changes in the nature of European society which was becoming more sophisticated, and with more estates passing from one generation to the next. The idea of a s...
CAMISARD UPRISING: War and Religion in the Cevennes
DAVID CRACKANTHORPE    Book Number: 87026
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The persecution - torture, execution, confiscation of children, imposition of ruinous signs, and the violent hostility of the Catholic clergy combine to create conditions of terror and misery in th...
EPIC VOYAGES OF MAUD BERRIDGE
SALLY BERRIDGE    Book Number: 87029
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Sub-titled 'The Seafaring Diaries of A Victorian Lady' here is life on board a Victorian ship as seen through the eyes of the Captain's wife. Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of Henry, a Mas...
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