Cardinal Wolsey is a controversial figure: a butcher's son, a man of letters and the Church, a divisive political expert, a man of principle - yet, to some, an ...
The story of how we learned to smile. A unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of modern western civilization.
Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major...
The first genuinely global history of how women won the vote - written by a man. A book with controversial conclusions.
Harry Leslie Smith
The paperback edition of one of this year's most exciting and influential political books
An unjustly forgotten seventh-century English monarch is rescued from Dark Age obscurity in this magisterial biography.
Alfred Watkins; Robert Macfarlane
A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.
London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. This title shows how...