In 1940 the Nazis hoped to cripple the British war effort by blockading Swedish cargo ships containing ball bearings, steel and tools vital for making arms and...
This compelling new account of Henry VIII is by no means yet another history of the 'old monster' and his reign. The 'monster' displayed here is, at the very least...
Simon Andrew Stirling
William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had...
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An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
Deals with the places, people and events that have shaped modern Britain. Starting with the death of Queen Victoria, to the Battle of the Somme and the General Strike, and...
Vivid in its execution and original in its argument, this book tells the story of how the discovery of electricity changed Britain forever.
Tales tell of how Charles II, fearful of ancient legends that Britain will fall if the ravens at the Tower of London ever leave their abode, ordered that the wings...
From the author of 'Britain BC', 'Britain AD' and 'Britain in the Middle Ages' comes the fourth and final part in a critically acclaimed series on Britain's hidden past
The London Underground is the heart of London life, used by millions of commuters and shoppers every year, its tentacles extending into the suburbs it has helped to create. Its...
As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for...
The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, 'An English Affair' is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution.
Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of...
Sir Robert Baden-Powell
In this fascinating little book, Baden-Powell uses his extensive military experience and memories of service in Africa to distill soldiering down to 'the...
A radical reappraisal of the distinguished life and strange death of one of the nineteenth century's towering political figures.
Acclaimed anatomy of Britain's relationship with its monarchy, by foremost historian of nationalism.