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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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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 ...
TESLA: The Wizard of Electricity
DAVID J. KENT    Book Number: 86609
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Visionary, inventor, genius and rebel, who was Nikola Tesla? Popular science writer David Kent reveals the life, drama and mystery surrounding this romantic figure. Tesla (1856-1943) created nume...
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...
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...
WELLINGTON AGAINST SOULT: The Second Invasion of Portugal
DAVID BUTTERY    Book Number: 86719
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In Jean de Dieu Soult, Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, met one of his most formidable opponents. They confronted each other during one of the most remarkable and indeed neglected of th...
DISCOVERING BRITISH REGIMENTAL TRADITIONS
IAN BECKETT    Book Number: 85804
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Constantly in print since 1999, and here in a revised edition including many colour illustrations, is a book that charts the history of the British Army by using one of its most distinctive aspects...
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. ...
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS: God's Warriors, The Devil's Bankers
FRANK SANELLO    Book Number: 86626
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The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon was founded by Hugues de Payen, a knight who had fought in the First Crusade and participated in the capture of Jerusalem. He was ...
MAIDS, WIVES, WIDOWS
SARA READ    Book Number: 86628
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Sub-titled 'Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540-1740' the book reveals what women liked to eat and drink, what jobs they held, and how they raised their children. Chapters are devoted to bea...
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...
AN ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE
RICHARD TAMES    Book Number: 86504
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Clothbound in royal blue and with tipped in illustration of the Cathedral and cows in the foreground, the drawings in pencil throughout the text are quite exquisite and are by John Holder. This is...
MEDIEVAL TOWN PLANS
PAUL HINDLE    Book Number: 86548
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A Shire Archaeology book, a very well illustrated 64 page paperback with many maps and b/w photos. Most English and Welsh towns were founded or grew rapidly in the later medieval period, in partic...
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...
METALWORKING: Old-Fashioned Tools, Materials and Processes
EDITED BY PAUL HASLUCK    Book Number: 86550
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There are two broad classes of metalwork - cast and hammered. With somewhere in the region of 2,000 illustrations, this remarkable book (undated) is a facsimile from the early 20th century we can ...
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...
TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING
J. G. HOLMSTROM    Book Number: 86554
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Sub-titled 'The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making' here is the perfect guide to learning the timeless art of blacksmithing, or simply admiring the beautiful illustrations of the tools of th...
AROUND SCOTLAND'S SHORES
JOHN HANNAVY    Book Number: 86730
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Many have a fascination with the richness and variety of Edwardian postcards and here they have been hand painted to bring them to life showing people at work, play, getting on and off ferries, tra...
CITY OF LONDON TIMELINE
SARA PINK    Book Number: 86737
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Published by The History Press, this very visual illustrated history of the city begins in 41-43 when almost 100 years after their invasion in 55BC, the Romans established a settlement, Londinium, ...
EDWARD II THE MAN: A Doomed Inheritance
STEPHEN SPINKS    Book Number: 86747
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Edward II lived in the shadow of Titans. His 20 year reign is wedged between those of his infinitely more successful father Edward I and his son Edward III, reigning for 35 and 50 years respective...
EVERYDAY LIFE IN TUDOR LONDON
STEPHEN PORTER    Book Number: 86749
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1466 and a German traveller remarks "This is a powerful and busy city, carrying on a great trade with all countries. In the city are many people and many artisans, mostly goldsmiths and cloth-worke...
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