In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James...
The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up
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James C. Whorton
The story of arsenic in Victorian Britain, looking both at its widespread presence in everything from candles to curtains, and also its more sinister use for murder and suicide.
A book that opens at the dawn of the British Empire - with the great sea battle at Quiberon Bay where French ships, intended for the 1759 invasion of Britain...
'More than just a work of first-class scholarship, Liberty's Exiles is a deeply moving masterpiece that fulfils the historian's most challenging ambition: to revivify past experience.' Niall Ferguson...
Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. This book presents a...
A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact.
Anne De Courcy
The untold stories of the young women who were sent to India in search of marriage
Takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. This title takes you back to the...
In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's...
In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India...
Uncovers twelve shocking stories, untold for over a century and reveals the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed...
'A page-turning book about the history of British foreign policy' INDEPENDENT
Joseph Bullman; Neil Hegarty; Brian...
Explores six roads spread across inner London - from Camberwell, Holland Park and Islington to Shoreditch, Deptford and Bermondsey - through the experiences of the people who lived there.
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. This title tells the story of these great...
The thrilling but largely unknown story of the day in 1834 that the 800 year-old Houses of Parliament burned down - an event that was as shocking and significant to...