It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. This book presents a...
History has it that the role of women in Nazi Germany was to be the perfect Hausfrau and a loyal cheerleader for the Fuhrer. This book tells the untold story...
A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a...
Terry Coleman; Kevin Spacey
The Old Vic, one of the world's great theatres, opened in 1818 with rowdy melodrama and continued with Edmund Kean in Richard III howled down by the audience. One impresario...
Roderick Cave; Sara Ayad
This volume tells the story of the book from the very beginning, from inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; to the digital book, the ebook reader.
The 500-year story of how, and why, our homes have come to be what there are, from the bestselling author of The Victorian City and The Victorian House.
In the summer of 1381 England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast...
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...
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...
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...
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An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations ...
Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online. But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been...
John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first...
From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, this title examines how maps both relate and realign our history. It explores the legendary, impassable...