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Kings & Queens
Kings and queens have always provided their subjects with a great deal to talk about.  But how much do we really know about them? In this fascinating and witty look at kings and queens of En...


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Foundation: The History of England Vol.1
Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first s...


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This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, wo...


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The Encyclopedia of Formula 1
Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport. From the early days to the present season, this guide gives comprehensive insight i...


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The Ultimate Book of Beers
The book within this slipcase provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned beers in the world. Including more than 400 of the finest beers from around the globe from Trappist monasteries i...


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The Ultimate Book of Whisky
The Ultimate Book of Whisky provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned whiskies from around the world. Including more than 200 of the finest whiskies each entry is accompanied with colou...


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Then and Now
Then and Now encompasses the world, from Greece, through Asia, the Americas, and Africa, and includes all the technological advances that changed the way in which we work and play. This fabulously ill...


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Lionheart and Lackland
Anyone who has seen The Lion in Winter will remember the vicious, compelling world of the Plantagenets and readers of the romance of Robin Hood will be familiar with the typecasting of Good King Richa...


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The Queen's Secret
Desire and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I Warwickshire, 1575 Pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester, he ...


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The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain-and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been so...


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Napoleon and Wellington:
On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victo...


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My Secret War Diary
This is a fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leav...


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Britannia - 100 Great Stories from British History
King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names from 3000 years of history live again in these 100 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly a...


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Medieval Lives
Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and...


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Bess of Hardwick
Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15, wedded at 16 and still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than ...


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Exploring the World of Druids
In this authoritative account, Miranda Green sifts through archaeological evidence, classical commentaries and early Welsh and Irish myths to unravel the rich and fascinating truth about the Druids an...


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The Queen's London:
In the last years of the nineteenth century, The Queen’s London: A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Great Metropolis was published. The work, a collection of some of the finest photograph...


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Standing with Stones - Rupert Soskin
Across the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland lies an unsurpassed richness of prehistoric heritage. Standing with Stones is a personal voyage of discovery, taking the reader to over a hundred m...


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The Wedgwood/Darwin Dynasty
In 1839, a marriage took place which cemented a union between two of the great family names of British history. Emma Wedgewood, daughter of Josiah, was a scion of the great family responsible for the ...


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Darwin's Universe - (Hardback)
This alphabetically arranged reference, an immensely entertaining browser's delight, offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influenc...


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