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British & Irish history

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Lownie

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; Second World War; Advocate - Biography

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A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten... [more]

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Andrew Roberts

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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Draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to transcripts of war cabinet meetings, to present a portrait of the... [more]

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World...

Thomas Harding

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Family history, tracing ancestors; Advocate - History

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Nobody quite stirs the soup of historical detail like Harding.' EXPRESS`An affectionate family history, deftly sandwiched... [more]

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The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900

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The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900

T. M. Devine

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world.... [more]

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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet...

Nick Barratt

History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Military history

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'A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets' diabolical and devious first family - a real joy to read.' Dan Jones, author... [more]

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

Dan Jones

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England... [more]

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Scotland: A History from Earliest Times

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Scotland: A History from Earliest Times

Alistair Moffat

History; British & Irish history; History: earliest times to present day

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An ambitious and fascinating account of a nation's history [more]

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

Helen Parr

History; British & Irish history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Regiments

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Our Boys brings to life the human experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands, and examines the long aftermath... [more]

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Waiting for War: Britain 1939-1940

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Waiting for War: Britain 1939-1940

Barry Turner

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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For the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of war in 1939, a new history of the `Phoney War' [more]

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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

John Nichol

History; British & Irish history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Military aircraft

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Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story. [more]

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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet...

Nick Barratt

History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Military history

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'A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets' diabolical and devious first family - a real joy to read.' Dan Jones, author... [more]

$24.99

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Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory

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Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory

Lizzie Oliver (Independent Scholar, UK)

Memoirs; History; British & Irish history; Asian history; Second World War

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An exploration of the prisoner of war experience on the Sumatra railway, and its legacy, through the life-writing of those... [more]

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of... [more]

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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

Thomas Penn

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Tells the story of Henry VII's time as King, and the fraught and unstable birth of Tudor England. Rich with incident and drama,... [more]

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

Henry Hitchings

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; British & Irish history; Popular philosophy

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Part portrait of Britain's greatest man of letters, part guide to life, a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson's... [more]

$19.99

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Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties

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Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties

Peter Hennessy

History; British & Irish history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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As with his acclaimed histories of British life in the two previous decades, Never Again and Having it so Good, Peter Hennessy... [more]

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The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II

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The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II...

Helen Fry

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

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A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked... [more]

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Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

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Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times...

Thomas Waters

British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mysticism, magic & ritual

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The definitive history of how evil magic has survived into the present day [more]

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Queen of the World

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Queen of the World

Robert Hardman

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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It's also a glorious read' - William Shawcross, Spectator_____________________________Written by the renowned royal biographer,... [more]

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A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

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A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

Simon Jenkins

History; British & Irish history; Classical history & classical civilisation

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Originally published in 2018 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House in the United Kingdom --Title page verso. [more]

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Viking London

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Viking London

Thomas Williams

History; British & Irish history; Archaeology by period & region

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Viking Britain author Thomas Williams returns with a brief history of the interaction between the Vikings and the British... [more]

$34.99

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Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

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Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age...

Stephen R. Platt

History; British & Irish history; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; History: specific events & topics

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The definitive history of the Opium War between Britain and China in the nineteenth century, shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie... [more]

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Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

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Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

Rory Naismith (King's College London, UK)

History of architecture; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Church history; Economic history

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With a past as deep and sinewy as the famous River Thames that twists like an eel around the jutting peninsula of Mudchute... [more]

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden...

Susannah Stapleton

Biography; True crime; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.... [more]

$32.99

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's  Maids for Virginia

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's Maids for Virginia

Jennifer Potter

Biography: general; History; British & Irish history; History of the Americas; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Jamestown, England's first real foothold in the New World, was fraught with danger -- from starvation and disease to violent... [more]

$57.95

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