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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

Paperback, 18/10/2018, £25.00
This richly illustrated new book - which accompanies a landmark British Library exhibition - presents Anglo-Saxon England as the home of a highly sophisticated artistic and political culture, deeply connected with its continental neighbours.

Story of China : A portrait of a civilisation and its people

Hardback, 03/09/2020, £21.00
A single-volume history told in a new way: mingling grand sweep narrative with deep-core, local, personal stories - all woven together with landscape history and the author's own travel journals.

In Search Of The Trojan War

Paperback, 07/04/2005, £10.99
Offers an account of the developments in the search for Troy. In this title, his wide-ranging study of the complex archaeological, literary and historical records has been includes. It also details the rediscovery in Moscow of the so-called jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy begun in 1988.

In Search Of The First Civilizations

Paperback, 07/04/2005, £12.99
Asks questions such as: what is civilization? Did it mean the same to the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks? What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today? And, do the ideals of the West - a latecomer to civilization - really have universal validity? This title explores these ancient cultures, looking for their essential character.

Domesday Quest: In search of the Roots of England

Paperback, 02/06/2005, £9.99
In 1806, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because 'like the day of judgement, its decisions are unalterable'.

Story of England

Paperback, 07/07/2011, £13.99
Tells the story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today.

Great Turning Points Of British History:20 Events that Made the Nation

Paperback, 23/04/2009, £10.99
Leading historians select and describe the 20 most significant events in British History.

Story Of India

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £10.99
Weaves a narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. This book is a mixture of history and travelogue, and a portrait of India.


Paperback, 04/03/2010, £10.99
Follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers travelling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snowpeaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. This work explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.

Film: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 26/01/2012, £8.99
Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society.

In Search Of Shakespeare

Paperback, 01/09/2005, £10.99
Aims to recreate the turbulent times through which William Shakespeare lived: the age of the Reformation, the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot and the colonization of the Americas. Drawing on a range of sources, this work takes us back into Elizabethan England to reveal a man who is the product of his time.

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Paperback, 07/10/2004, £12.99
Michael Wood retraces Alexander the Great s amazing journey from Greece to India, searching for the truth behind the legend and experiencing the tremendous scale of his achievements.