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Secret History of Georgian London

Paperback, 01/09/2010, £15.99
Georgian London evokes images of elegant buildings and fine art, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife. Examining the nature of the sex trade, this title offers an insight into the impact of prostitution to give a vivid portraits of some of the women who became involved in its world.

Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag

Paperback, 26/07/2017, £11.99
The first history of the icon used by everyone from the royalty to pop stars, revised and updated.

History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire

English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £20.00
What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite - or is it something less easily defined?

New History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £14.95
An illustrated history of witchcraft. It includes an analysis of the importance of the Internet and films in the dissemination of witchcraft, and the potential tensions as a movement that was originally a closed, secretive cult becomes an open, recognized public religion.

Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
What sort of a place is England? And who are the English? As the United Kingdom turns away from its European neighbours, and begins to look increasingly disunited at home, it is becoming necessary to ask what England has that is singular and its own.

History of Modern Britain

Paperback, 28/03/2017, £12.99
Andrew Marr's acclaimed Sunday Times number one bestseller, updated with an extensive additional chapter taking readers from Blair to Brexit

Isle of Thanet Through Time

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £14.99
Covering Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, The Isle of Thanet Through Time takes us on a journey into the last century of the area's history.

Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now

Hardback, 15/04/2018, £9.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller'A tribute and a rallying call' - GuardianThree and half weeks. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.

Gwynne's Kings and Queens: The Indispensable History of England and Her Monarchs

Hardback, 10/05/2018, £9.99
Well, passionate educator Mr Gwynne is back - and this time he is taking on the entirety of British history - so you will never be in the dark again. Within the pages of this little gem - bursting with our small island's rich past - he teaches us the history of England through her remarkable monarchs.

Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment

Hardback, 02/04/2019, £20.00
A lively account of the rise of the Victorian entertainment industry and popular recreation in nineteenth-century Britain

History of the British Isles 4ed

Paperback, 04/10/2016, £21.99
This book tells the story of a group of islands, their peoples, and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. Concise and authoritative, it provides a balanced and absorbing narrative of an extraordinary shared past. This new edition brings the story up to the present day, and pays greater attention to social developments.

Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground

Hardback, 10/09/2019, £25.00
An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories

This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £16.99
A history of Britain's long love affair with wool, told through a year of knitting garments from around the British Isles.

Migrant City: A New History of London

Hardback, 25/02/2020, £20.00
The first history of London to show just how far the city has been built, shaped, and made a great success through immigration

Stasiland: Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £9.99
A stylish reissue of the bestselling contemporary classic, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize.

Britain and Islam: A History from 622 to the Present Day

Hardback, 06/08/2019, £25.00
An eye-opening history of Britain and the Islamic world--a thousand-year relationship that is closer, deeper, and more mutually beneficial than is often recognized

Rethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology and History of Woods in Norfolk: 13

Paperback, 01/01/2016, £18.99
This groundbreaking study questions many of the assumptions surrounding the idea of 'ancient woodland', a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management.

King's War

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £20.00
The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

London: A Short History

Paperback, 03/02/2005, £8.99
A short, entertaining and passionate history of London by the bestselling author of THE VICTORIANS

Century of Railway Travel

Hardback, 28/02/2014, £8.00
From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, the railway has captured the hearts and imaginations of the British people like no other mode of travel. This title presents one hundred years of the British passenger's story, using full-page imagery with commentary.

Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

Paperback, 16/04/2020, £9.99
(Edward Stourton)From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other. The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world.

John Aubrey: My Own Life

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £9.99
You may not know his name. Aubrey was a modest man, a gentleman-scholar who cared far more for the preservation of history than for his own legacy. The author has seamlessly stitched together John Aubrey's own words to tell his life story and the history of seventeenth-century England.

Jambusters: The Remarkable Story Which Has Inspired the ITV Drama Home Fires

Paperback, 12/03/2015, £8.99
Published to coincide with the release of a major ITV drama series HOME FIRES, inspired by the book

Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London

Paperback, 29/03/2016, £9.99
A captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night, and the people they met

English and Their History

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £16.99
Tells us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric dreamtime. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of England.

Oxford Dictionary of British History 2ed

Paperback, 21/05/2009, £13.99
This is an invaluable source of information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Britain over the past two millennia. From wars, battles, and the monarchy to Wembley stadium, Robin Hood, and the Black Death - this book contains all the facts you need to know.

Oxford Kings and Queens of Britain

Paperback, 26/03/2009, £11.99
An authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy from pre-conquest rulers to the present day House of Windsor. Maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies accompany a wealth of information on the kings and queens of Britain. Find out about their lives, personalities, policies, key dates, places of residence, legacies, and much more.

I Never Knew that about the English

Paperback, 05/05/2016, £9.99
Looks at the English people. This title shows traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. It helps you to learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality.

Britain Begins

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £25.00
The story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.

Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

Paperback, 12/03/2009, £25.00
The first updated new edition in almost twenty years of this best-selling and beautifully illustrated history of Britain, from Roman times to the 21st century.


Paperback, 07/04/2011, £19.99
From our suburban streets which still trace the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded - evidence of man's effect on Britain is everywhere. This title includes over 250 maps and photographs that changes the way you see your surroundings.

Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Paperback, 24/02/2011, £14.99
Authoritative and hugely informative, with over 170 contributors, this is an essential companion for students of British history, and for anyone interested in Scottish history. It includes Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace; Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty; clans, Clearances and Covenanters.

Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets

Paperback, 15/06/2017, £12.99
One of Britain's best-loved historians tells the stories of the streets he has lived in for four decades. Starting in Roman times and continuing right up to the present day, he explains how Spitalfields' streets evolved, what people have lived there, and what lives they have led.

Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £10.99
Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there - and that they always will. In fact, the roots of even the most humble neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty. This celebration of parks is filled with history, and anecdotes.

Stranger in the House

Paperback, 06/07/2009, £8.99
A moving and revealing insight into the real experiences of women welcoming home their menfolk from the Second World War

Sea Room

Paperback, 17/06/2002, £9.99
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be given your own remote islands? Thirty years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson.

Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History

Paperback, 06/04/2000, £31.99
This is a revised version of an unrivalled small reference work for working historians.

Oxford History of Britain

Paperback, 15/04/2010, £12.99
A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century.

Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated History

Paperback, 05/03/2012, £14.95
The Tower of London has over two million visitors a year, with the Crown Jewels as its centrepiece. This title provides the history of the Crown Jewels, the most famous jewelry collection in the world.

Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Hardback, 07/10/2010, £110.00
A collection of essays constituting the first comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas and British colonialism. The contributors demonstrate that ideas about the Greek and Roman world since the eighteenth century developed hand-in-hand with the rise and fall of the British Empire.
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