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  • Spitfire by John Nichol
    Spitfire (Hardback) John Nichol

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

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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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  • The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin
    The House of Beaufort (English, Paperback) Nathen Amin

    John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

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  • People Like Us by Caroline Slocock
    People Like Us (English, Hardback) Caroline Slocock

    A remarkable political and personal memoir that reflects on what women need to do, and sacrifice, to reach positions of power.

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  • Wild Ruins by Dave Hamilton
    Wild Ruins (English, Paperback) Dave Hamilton

    Discover and explore Britain's extraordinary history through its most beautiful lost ruins. From crag-top castles to crumbling houses lost in ancient forest, and ivy-encrusted relics of industry to sacred places long since over-grown.

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  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer by Alastair Panton
    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer (Paperback) Alastair Panton

    'DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR' - ANDREW ROBERTS...

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  • The English and their History by Robert Tombs
    The English and their History (English, Paperback) Robert Tombs

    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.

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  • The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer
    The Perfect King (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England.

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  • How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
    How to be a Victorian (Paperback) Ruth Goodman

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? This book helps you teach what you need to know about 19th century living.

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  • A Force Like No Other by Colin Breen
    A Force Like No Other (Paperback) Colin Breen

    In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. Now, for the first time, the men and women who policed the Troubles tell their stories in their own words.

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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • A Lab of One's Own by Patricia Fara
    A Lab of One's Own (English, Hardback) Patricia Fara

    2018 marks the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.

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  • A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
    A History of Britain in 21 Women (English, Paperback) Jenni Murray

    The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire

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  • Island on the Edge of the World by Charles Maclean
    Island on the Edge of the World (Paperback) Charles Maclean

    For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and despotism. St Kildan culture gradually disintegrated and in 1930 the few remaining islanders asked to be evacuated.

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  • The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford
    The Little Princesses (Paperback) Marion Crawford

    The touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond.

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  • The Preacher and the Prelate by Patricia Byrne
    The Preacher and the Prelate (English, Paperback) Patricia Byrne

    This is the extraordinary story of an audacious fight for souls on famine-ravaged Achill Island off Ireland's Atlantic coast during the nineteenth century. Religious ferment swept across Ireland in the early part of the 1900s, and Protestant clergyman Edward Nangle's Mission Colony was to lift the destitute people of Achill out of degradation and idolatry and into salvation. The fury of the island...

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  • England's Forgotten Past by Richard Tames
    England's Forgotten Past (Paperback) Richard Tames

    This new paperback delves into England's forgotten history bringing to light some of the most colorful characters and intriguing episodes of English life.

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  • Atlas of Irish History by Sean Duffy
    Atlas of Irish History (English, Paperback) Sean Duffy

    The Atlas of Irish History tells the story of the Irish past in graphic cartography, beautifully rendered and augmented by an authoritative text. It is an essential basic reference tool for any student of the Irish past.

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  • Shrewsbury 1403 by Dickon Whitewood
    Shrewsbury 1403 (English, Paperback) Dickon Whitewood, Graham Turner

    A highly illustrated study of the battle of Shewsbury, made famous by Shakespeare in Henry IV Part 1, which secured Henry IV on the throne, whose bloodline would achieve great victories such as Agincourt, but also lead England into the Wars of the Roses.

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  • Yes to Europe! by Robert Saunders
    Yes to Europe! (English, Hardback) Robert Saunders

    The first modern history of the 1975 European Referendum, ranging across 1970s Britain to assess why voters said 'Yes to Europe'.

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