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Mr Barry's War: Rebuilding the Houses...
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The saga of the epic battle to re-build the Houses of Parliament after the great fire of 1834, this is also the story of how the greatest construction programme in...
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Revolution: A History of England...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of...
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