In the spring of 1553 three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational...
While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. This...
A history of warfare distilled into 100 momentous battles - epic moments that have shaped our world.
General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and...
England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the...
The thrilling untold story of Churchill's private army.
Elyesa Bazna was the highest-paid spy in history. Working for the British ambassador in Ankara in 1943, Bazna photographed top-secret documents and sold them to the...
Faringdon House in Oxfordshire was the home of Lord Berners, composer, writer, painter, friend of Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, a man renowned for his eccentricity - masks, practical jokes, a...
Eric Carter; Anthony Loveless
Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of only four surviving members of a secret mission, code-named 'Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in...
This quirky title lifts the lid on the world of privilege depicted by Jane Austen, offering a sensory view of the era and revealing the grubby realities of life in...
The First World War touched every family in the country. 'The Country House at War' presents a history of the war, as seen through the houses and estates maintained by...
An fascinating exploration of the history and nature of commuting.
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. How...
Author, academic and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in...
The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the...
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