A round up of the popular history books published in the UK last month in hardback! This list is intended to be pretty comprehensive (see notes) with covers linking to Amazon (🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸). Hover mouse or press finger to reveal icon links. Our full list of history books can be found here.
I’m pretty impressed with the new history book line-up for September 2021: 23 new ones including some big hitters such as:
- Mary Beard with “Twelve Ceasars”
- Dan Jones with “Powers and Thrones”
- Peter Ackroyd with “Innovation: History of England”
They are all worth a browse, with some of the others catching my eye being “What is History Now”, “The Dawn of Language” and “Devil Land”.
Also the curiously high profile “Index, A History of The” whose widespread mainstream press coverage has left me a little baffled.
Our full list of 2021 (and earlier) books can be found here.
Notes (return to top)
- The purpose of this list is to give you a good feel for all the history books published in hardback in the UK. It is a reasonably exhaustive list but…
- The list is limited to books which are sold on Amazon.co.uk. This means that some publishers that don’t sell on Amazon will be missed but the vast majority are included.
- It also uses the date published (for the hardback version of the book) entered onto Amazon.co.uk to determine the publication year.
- Books shown roughly in date published order, with the ones we have reviewed put right to the top.
- I have excluded military history books which I see as a category all on its own (and would if included have swamped the non-military history books).
- I have excluded history books that I see as too “local” eg the many books on particular aspects of the US Civil War, or the many books focussing on relatives of medieval English kings.
- Finally I might have missed some interesting history books! If you think we have, contact us to let us know.