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History

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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SEA CHARTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
JOHN BLAKE    Book Number: 87019
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Mapping the 5000 islands that together form Great Britain is no easy matter, especially as the coastline is constantly changing, eroded by the battering of four different seas. Portolans, or charts...
SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST: From De La Plata to Waterloo
JOSEPH SINCLAIR    Book Number: 87020
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"The work of a man of superior education, who had enlisted in a moment of pique and humiliation to avoid facing at home the consequences of his own conceit and folly. The author wrote from the ran...
STILICHO: The Vandal Who Saved Rome
IAN HUGHES    Book Number: 87022
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The story of Flavius Stilicho who defended the West from the Goths under Alaric and who was in control when the Vandals, Alans and Sueves crossed the Rhine in 406 and 'devastated' Gaul. It was Sti...
RED OCTOBER: The Revolution That Changed the World
DOUGLAS BOYD    Book Number: 86715
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"A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Communism." Douglas Boyd's research into Russian history began at the secret Joint Services School for Linguists, where the instructors included forme...
ARCADIAN NIGHTS: Greek Myths Reimagined
JOHN SPURLING    Book Number: 87053
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At home with his wife Hilary Spurling the biographer and sitting on the terrace of his house in Arcadia on the coast of the Peloponnese, the award-winning playwright and novelist reimagines the sto...
CRAEFT
ALEXANDER LANGLANDS    Book Number: 87061
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Sub-titled 'How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making'. Sir Christopher Frayling called craft "A word to start an argument with". It has something to do with making and making with a...
EXPLORE LONDON'S SQUARE MILE
LUCY MCMURDO    Book Number: 87063
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The City of London or the Square Mile is the oldest part of the capital with 2,000 years of colourful history. It is the seat of many of London's and the country's great institutions, yet it is st...
NAPOLEON: The Spirit of the Age
MICHAEL BROERS    Book Number: 87078
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The Oxford University historian focusses his masterly biography on the vitality, intelligence and phenomenal drive of this man. Between 1805 and 1810, Napoleon masterminded a host of stunning vict...
OTHER PARIS: An Illustrated Journey
LUC SANTE    Book Number: 87080
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The multi award-winning Belgian-born Santé celebrates the bohemian, the criminal and the louche in the history of the City of Light. The city of fine dining, seductive couture, and intellectual ha...
RAF IN 100 OBJECTS
PETER JACOBS    Book Number: 87084
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The Schneider Trophy, winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats; cap and bag of the Women's RAF, control of velocity test, pilots' notes, RAF Association remembrance garland, Vulcan XM627, Ni...
TO CATCH A KING: Charles II's Great Escape
CHARLES SPENCER    Book Number: 87092
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Historian Charles Spencer uses Pepys's account and others to make history lively and tell a real adventure story. How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British ...
JAMESTOWN BRIDES
JENNIFER POTTER    Book Number: 87178
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In 1651, 56 English women crossed the Atlantic in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for the planters of its new colony in Virginia. Th...
MEMENTO MORI
P. V. JONES    Book Number: 87181
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Sub-titled 'What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death' Cambridge University educated Peter Jones wrote the bestselling Learn Latin and various other books on the Classics. In his enterta...
REGARDING THOMAS ROWLANDSON 1757-1827
MATTHEW PAYNE & JAMES PAYNE    Book Number: 86296
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From a pair who have written extensively on Thomas Rowlandson and his circle, Matthew Payne is a Senior Archivist at the London Metropolitan Archives and was formerly in the Manuscripts Section of ...
VICEROYS: The Creation of the British
CHRISTOPHER LEE    Book Number: 86346
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Between 1858 and 1947, 20 British men ruled millions of people. From the Indian Mutiny to the cruel religious partition of India, and the newly formed and named Pakistan, the Viceroy had absolute ...
BURNING TIME: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary
VIRGINIA ROUNDING    Book Number: 87025
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A tablet on the wall of the Great Hall of Guild Hall in the City of London reads "Anne Askew: A Protestant martyr was tried in 1546 for Heresy. Afterwards she was tortured on the rack in the Tower ...
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
JOHN BALDOCK    Book Number: 84488
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Apart from a few women such as Eve, Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the women in the Bible are generally eclipsed by their male counterparts, mirroring the status of women in western s...
HISTORIES

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Herodotus    Book Number: 25247
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Herodotus (c480 - c425 B.C.) is the Father of History and his Histories are the first piece of western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidippides run the 26 mile ...
RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
CLASSICAL EDUCATION: The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught
CAROLINE TAGGERT    Book Number: 86824
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Only a century ago, George Bernard Shaw could call a play Pygmalion and expect his audience to understand why. Yet in the last 20 years the number of students taking Latin GCSE has reduced by almo...
CLASH OF EAGLES
CAROL LEA CLARK    Book Number: 86961
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Sub-titled 'America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine'. The 1848 US expedition to the Dead Sea, led by Lt. William Francis Lynch, was one of the most inexplicable journeys of the 19th ce...
ROME: A History in Seven Sackings
MATTHEW KNEALE    Book Number: 86983
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Rome is often called 'the eternal city'. The book, as the title suggests, is split into sections describing seven sackings of Rome: 'Gauls', 'Goths', 'More Goths', 'Normans', 'Spanish and Lutherans...
BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH KINGS AND QUEENS:
MIKE ASHLEY    Book Number: 75369
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This revised edition of a much-admired book encompasses everything any reader might ever want to know about British monarchs. Not only does it include biographies of all the royals of recorded his...
QUEEN VICTORIA'S MATCHMAKING: The Royal Marriages
DEBORAH CADBURY    Book Number: 86997
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"Vain the ambition of kings who seek by trophies and dead things to leave a living name behind and weave but nets to catch the wind." - John Webster, 1623. In the sixth decade of her reign, Queen ...
SULTAN AND THE QUEEN
JERRY BROTTON    Book Number: 87000
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Sub-titled 'The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam' this wonderful book reveals how Muslims shaped English culture, consumerism and literature during the half millennium between the Crusades and t...
WHITE KING: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
LEANDA DE LISLE    Book Number: 87002
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King Charles I to his supporters was the saintly White King crowned in robes the colour of innocence. To opponents he was the White King of the prophecies of Merlin, a tyrant destined for a violen...
BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice
JACK HOLLAND    Book Number: 87234
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"My father loved history and he loved women. These are the two factors that brought him to the topic of misogyny, one substantially different from northern Irish political matters on which he had b...
BRIEF HISTORY OF SECRET SOCIETIES
DAVID BARRETT    Book Number: 87235
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Throughout history, Man's search for knowledge has revealed strange truths. The Arcane wisdom developed in ancient Mediterranean civilisations had been preserved and held sacred over centuries, bu...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DYNASTIES OF CHINA
BAMBER GASCOIGNE    Book Number: 87237
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Imperial China, the making of the world's greatest civilisation, is the topic of this lively and readable introduction. Imperial China was the most successful civilisation in history and for nearl...
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