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Books by Time Period

Open the door to history with our extensive collection that brings centuries of literature right to your fingertips. Our books and journals cover a broad range of historical time periods, from Ancient History and the Neolithic era all the way through to modern military history. There is something for everyone.

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Horrible Histories Dark Knights & Dingy Castles
History with the nasty bits left in! Dark Knights and Dingy Castles takes you charging back to the days of chivalry, when knights clanked about in shining armour waving weird weapons, peasants cleaned...


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Story of Castles
'Usborne Young Reading: Series Two' is designed for children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. This text concentrates on castles. Why did p...


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What Were Castles For?
This series consists of simple illustrated guides to answer children's questions about history and invite comparisons with life today. This particular title deals with castles. Key Features: ...


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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England:
An original, entertaining and illuminating guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages. The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. Imagine you could get into a tim...


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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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Battle Castles
Castles and their ruins still dominate the landscape and our imaginations, and are a constant reminder to us today of a time when violence, or the threat of it, was the norm.  Dan Snow explore...


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Map OS Ancient Britain
A Folded Historical Map and Guide of Ancient Britain to a Scale of of 1:625,000, produced by Ordnance Survey...


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The Story of Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill is an iconic monument within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, and the largest prehistoric mound in Europe. Written by two authors with unrivalled information and knowledge ...


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A Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscape in Northamptonshire
The Raunds Area Project investigated more than 20 Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the Nene Valley. From c 5000 BC to the early 1st millennium cal BC a succession of ritual mounds and burial moun...

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Horrible Histories Terrifying Tudors
All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back o...


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The Tudor Reformation
The Reformation transformed England forever. From peasants in the lanes and fields to the court of Henry VIII, no life was left untouched as the Roman Catholic Church was replaced as the centre of the...


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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome matters: we still judge ourselves against its history of empire, conquest and excess, and its debates about citizenship, terrorism and the rights of the individual influence how we think ...


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1066 and All That
"Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice of his Courtiers, who informed him (owing to a misunderstanding of the Rule Britannia) that the King of England was entitled to sit on the sea with...


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Sworn Sword
January, 1069: Less than three years after the Battle of Hastings, two thousand Normans march to subdue the troublesome province of Northumbria. Tancred a Dinant, a loyal and ambitious knight, is amon...


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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War II
Everything you need to know about World War II. Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgus...


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The Adventures of Alice Laselles
To my dear Mamma. This, my first attempt at composition, is affectionately and dutifully inscribed by her affectionate daughter, Victoria. Long before she became queen, a young Princess Victoria to...


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The Tank Spotter's Guide
Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks went on to revolutionize warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II, to the great battl...


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Queen Victoria: A Personal History
In 1837, Victoria came to the throne at the age of 18, a pretty girl, not five feet tall, to preside over what was, perhaps, the most momentous period in British history. During the 64 years of her re...


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At Home with Henry VIII
Henry VIII is one of the most recognizable of English monarchs, famous for his great weight, and his six wives. But what was it really like to be Henry VIII, or to be married to him? How did he live, ...


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The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art. It was made soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it tells the story of the events that led up to William the...


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