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A Million Years in a Day: A Curious...
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Greg Jenner
 
A popular history of everyday life and social rituals, from the Stone Age to the phone age, brought to you by the historical consultant for the HORRIBLE HISTORIES TV series.
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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette,...
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Anita Anand
 
In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush...
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The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable...
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Thomas Asbridge
 
An exploration into medieval knighthood told through the life of William Marshal, the most famous and influential knight of the Middle Ages
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The Verso Book of Dissent: From...
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Verso; Ali Tariq
 
A sparkling anthology of revolt and resistance to orthodoxy and repression.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
 
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? The...
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A History of the World in 100 Weapons
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Chris McNab
 
"A history of the world in 100 weapons".
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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
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Max Hastings
 
A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914.
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Titanic Voices: 63 Survivors Tell...
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Hannah Holman
 
The collected memoirs of 63 survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.
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Secrets of the National Archives: The...
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National Archives
 
The National Archives is one of the most remarkable collections of documents in the world, holding over 120 miles of papers. In 2010 the staff at the Archives were asked...
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The Origins of Political Order: From...
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Francis Fukuyama
 
If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins. This book examines the paths that different societies have taken to...
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
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Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
 
Collects tales such as: "The Frog Prince"; "Hansel and Grettel"; "Ashputtel"; and, the original "Cinderella".
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The English and Their History: The...
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Robert Tombs
 
If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation...
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Jonathon Bate; Dora Thornton
 
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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Neil MacGregor
 
Encompassing a sweep of human history, this title begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and...
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the...
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Simon Schama
 
Spanning the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford, this is a story of a Jewish world...
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1913: The World Before the Great War
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Charles Emmerson
 
Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. This title proposes a strikingly different portrait, returning the...
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