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After the Annex: Anne Frank and Her Companions in the Nazi Death Camps
Battle Elephants and Flaming Foxes: Animals in the Roman World
The Holocaust: Ideology, Collaboration, Genocide, Memory
Adventurers: The Improbable Rise of the East India Company 1550-1650
Pirate Enlightenment: Buccaneers, Women Traders and Mock Kingdoms in Eighteenth Century Madagascar
The Road: A Story of Romans and Ways to the Past
On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe
The Age of Interconnection: A Global History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
The Invention of Marxism: How an Idea Changed Everything
The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900-1941
Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America
Homeward Bound: Return Migration from Ireland and India at the End of the British Empire
The Witches of St Osyth: Persecution, Betrayal and Murder in Elizabethan England
Weavers, Scribes, and Kings: A New History of the Ancient Near East
Armada: The Spanish Enterprise and England's Deliverance In 1588
Ideological Fixation: From the Stone Age to Today's Culture Wars
Caesar Rules: The Emperor in the Changing Roman World (c. 50 BC โ€“ AD 565)
Enslaved: The Sunken History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mary Magdalene: A Cultural History
The Vanishing Past: Making the Case for the Future of History
Uncommon Wrath: Caesar, Cato, and the Quarrel That Ended the Roman Republic
Never Turn Back: China and the Forbidden History of The 1980s
The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler
Lakhota: An Indigenous History
Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins
Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth
A Cultural History of the British Empire
Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World
The Queen and the Mistress: The Women of Edward III
The Word: On the Translation of the Bible
Adventures in Time: Fury of The Vikings
The Fasces: A History of Ancient Romes Most Dangerous Political Symbol
The Perfect Sword: Forging the Dark Ages
Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion
The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East
The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire
Tutankhamun - Pharoah, Icon, Enigma: Ten Tales of Egypt's Enduring King
The World: A Family History
The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain: Politics and Power Before the First World War
Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World
After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris Between the Wars
Tudor England: A History
The Mad Emperor: Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome
Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths
Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe
Black England: A Forgotten Georgian History
China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower
The Ottomans: A Cultural Legacy
The Legacy of Rome: How the Roman Empire Shaped the Modern World
Black Victorians: Hidden in History
The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution: Diversity and Empire in the British Atlantic, 1688-1783
Index of Prohibited Books: Four Centuries of Struggle Over Word and Image for the Greater Glory of God
Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self
The Story of Russia
King of the World: The Life of Cyrus the Great
African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History
The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of the Wrongs of Menโ€”and the Rights of Women
Breakspear: The English Pope
Russia - Myths and Realities: The History of a Country with an Unpredictable Past
Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings
A History of Water: Being an Account of a Murder, an Epic and Two Visions of Global History
Adriatic: A Two Thousand-Year History of the Sea, Lands and Peoples
Winters in the World: A Journey Through the Anglo-Saxon Year
A Murderous Midsummer: The Western Rising of 1549
A Pipeline Runs Through It: How the World Entered the Oil Age
Small Island: 12 Maps That Explain The History of Britain
Happy Dreams of Liberty: An American Family in Slavery and Freedom
Dancing on Bones: History and Power in China, Russia and North Korea
The Samurai and the Cross: The Jesuit Enterprise in Early Modern Japan
Scotland: The Global History: 1603 to the Present
Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages
The World the Plague Made: The Black Death and the Rise of Europe
Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100-1300
It's a Continent: Unravelling Africa's History One Country at a Time
Scars on the Land: An Environmental History of Slavery in the American South
Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: A History
The Celts: A Sceptical History
Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici
The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares
Empires of the Normans: Makers of Europe, Conquerors of the Near East
Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
Incomparable Realms: Spain During the Golden Age, 1500-1700
Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism
1368: China and the Making of the Modern World
A History of Delusions: The Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse
The Zambezi: A History
Budapest: Between East and West
The Making of the Modern Philippines: Pieces of a Jigsaw State
Vagabonds: Life on the Streets of Nineteenth-century London
Adventures in Time: Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile
African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World
Rule, Nostalgia: A Backwards History of Britain
Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921
Tutankhamun's Trumpet: The Story of Ancient Egypt in 100 Objects
A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There
Conspiracy on Cato Street: A Tale of Liberty and Revolution in Regency London
Queens of the Wild: Pagan Goddesses in Christian Europe
A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed By the Rise of Fascism
Geography Is Destiny: Britain's Place in the World, a 10,000 Year History
In the Shadow of the Gods: The Emperor in World History
The Shortest History of Democracy
River of the Gods: Sir Richard Burton, John Speke, Sidi Mubarak Bombay and the Epic Search for the Source of the Nile
Portable Magic: Our Long Love Affair with Books
Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast
Northerners: a History, from the Ice Age to the Present Day
The Mercenary River: Private Greed, Public Good, a History of London's Water
Persians: The Age of the Great Kings
The Young Alexander: The Making of Alexander the Great
The Irish Difference: A Tumultuous History of Irelandโ€™s Breakup With Britain
The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great defied a deadly virus
The Church of England: A History
The Emperors of Byzantium
The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era
The Shortest History of the Soviet Union
The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England
Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan
Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire
In the Shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral: The Churchyard That Shaped London
Cartooning China: Punch, Power, & Politics in the Victorian Era
Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past
France: an Adventure History
Embroidering Her Truth: The Material World of Mary, Queen of Scots
The House of Godwin: The Rise and Fall of an Anglo-Saxon Dynasty
Jena 1800: The Republic of Free Spirits
A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and The Origins of Global Power
Waterloo Sunrise: London from the Sixties to Thatcher
The Lion House: The Coming of a King
The Restless Republic: Britain Without a Crown
The Dark Queens: A gripping tale of power, ambition and murderous rivalry in early medieval France
Sex and Sexuality in Tudor England
The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty
Conquered: The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England
Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800
The Normans: Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th Century Europe
House of Tudor: A Grisly History
How to Build Stonehenge
In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon
The Stasi Poetry Circle: The Creative Writing Class that Tried to Win the Cold War
The War of Jenkins' Ear: The Forgotten Struggle for North and South America: 1739-1742
The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe
Entente Imperial: British and French Power in the Age of Empire
The Worst Military Leaders in History:
Ten Cities That Led the World: From Ancient Metropolis to Modern Megacity
Gustavus Adolphus, Sweden and the Thirty Years War, 1630-1632
Stalin's Library: A Dictator and His Books
Playing with Fire: The Story of Maria Yudina, Pianist in Stalin's Russia
A History of Masculinity: From Patriarchy to Gender Justice
A Grand Tour of the Roman Empire by Marcus Sidonius Falx:
The Black Joke: The True Story of One British Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade
The Perdiccas Years, 323 320 BC
Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean
Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe:
London in the Roman World
Worn: A People's History of Clothing
The Georgians: The Deeds and Misdeeds of 18th Century Britain
Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India's Freedom
Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern
The Glory and the Sorrow: A Parisian and His World in the Age of the French Revolution
Olympia: A Cultural History
The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are
The Red Sea Scrolls: How Ancient Papyri Reveal the Secrets of the Pyramids
White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britainโ€™s Legacy of Slavery
Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World
New Rome: The Roman Empire in the East, AD 395 - 700
Rebellion in the Middle Ages: Fight Against the Crown
Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries
The Making of the Bible: From the First Fragments to Sacred Scripture
Music Is History
In the Cause of Humanity: A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century
Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin
The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters
Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family
Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition
Palestinians and Israelis: A Short History of Conflict
Thraldom: A History of Slavery in the Viking Age
The Rule of Laws: A 4000-year Quest to Order the World
Disruption: Why Things Change
A Short History of Islamic Thought
The First Ghosts: A rich history of ancient ghosts and ghost stories from the British Museum curator
The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Dynasty
The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe
The Ruin of All Witches: Death and Desire in an Age of Enchantment
Adventures in Time: the First World War
The Greeks: A Global History
Born in Blackness: Africa and the Making of the Modern World
Ding Dong! Avon Calling!: The Women and Men of Avon Products, Incorporated
Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front During World War II
The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire
Sapiens Graphic Novel Volume 2:
The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Ask a Historian: 56 Things You Always Wanted to Know, But Didn't Know Who to Ask
The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
The Last Emperor of Mexico: The Dramatic Story of the Habsburg Archduke Who Created a Kingdom in the New World
Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine
Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age
Paths to Kingship in Medieval Latin Europe, c. 950โ€“1200
If These Stones Could Talk: The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland through Twenty Buildings
The Library: A Rich and Fragile History
The Ottomans: Sultans, Khans, and Caesars
The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History
The Fires of Lust: Sex in the Middle Ages
George III: The Life and Reign of Britain's Most Misunderstood Monarch
Harlots, Whores and Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale
The Light of Italy: The Life and Times of Federico Da Montefeltre, Duke of Urbino
Wolf Times: The Vikings, the Anglo-saxons and the Battle for the North
Hidden Hands: Manuscripts, Makers and Memory
Plagues Upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History
Devil-Land: The English Under Siege, 1588-1688
Black Gold: A History of How Coal-Mining Made Britain
Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern
The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People
Innovation: History of England
The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics
The Making of a King: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks
What Is History, Now?
Theatres of Restoration: The Palaces, Lives and Loves of the Stuart Kings
The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400 to 1800
The Falls of Rome: Crises, Resilience, and Resurgence in Late Antiquity
The Rich and the Pure: Philanthropy and the Making of Christian Society in Early Byzantium
Cuba: An American History
Century Of Deception: The Birth Of The Hoax In The Eighteenth Century
Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages
Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live
The Dawn of Language: The story of how we came to talk
Conclave 1559: The Papal Conclave
Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War
Index, a History of The: A Bookish Adventure
Josiah Wedgwood: The Man Who Designed Britain
The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada
The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War
History Of The Caucasus Volume 1
Woodsmoke And Sage: The Five Senses 1485-1603: How The Tudors Experienced The World
Dancing with Stalin: A True Story of Love and Survival in Soviet Russia
Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945
Empire and Jihad: The Anglo-Arab Wars Of 1870-1920
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next
Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania
The Last Prince of Bengal: An Indian Family's Journey from Royalty to Obscurity in the Age of Empire
Hidden Heritage: Rediscovering Britainโ€™s Lost Love of the Orient
The Making of Oliver Cromwell
Words The Vikings Gave Us
Scenes from Prehistoric Life: From the Ice Age to the Coming of the Romans
Antwerp: The Glory Years
Lives Between the Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant
Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall
All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler
The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England
The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World
The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris
From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party
Going to Church in Medieval England
The Story of Work: A New History of Humankind
Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire
In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocรฉan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism
Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
Daughters of Edward I
Kings as Judges: Power, Justice, and the Origins of Parliaments
Women and Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North
The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History
The Science of Abolition: How Slaveholders Became the Enemies of Progress
Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britainโ€™s Wildest Century
Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History
Raised from the Ruins: Monastic Houses after the Dissolution
The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China
Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present
The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo: The Transformation of Western Civilization
The Adventures in Time: The Six Wives of Henry VIII: The Wives of Henry VIII
Five Straight Lines: a History of Music
We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin
Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy
Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France
Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age
The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland: From the First Century to the Twenty-First
Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
Cairo 1921: 10 days that made the middle east
About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks
Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency
Condemned: The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire
Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth
Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order
An Atlas of Extinct Countries
The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom
All That She Carried: The History of a Black Family Keepsake, Lost & Found
France: A Short History
The Idea of Europe: A Critical History
William Blake vs the World
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein
Latitude: The astonishing journey to discover the shape of the earth
Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials
The Viking Great Army and the Making of England
Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgicaโ€™s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India
Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World
The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England
The Ground Breaking: The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice
The Sumerians: Lost Civilizations
An Inky Business: A History of Newspapers from the English Civil Wars to the American Civil War
Silchester Revealed: The Iron Age and Roman Town of Calleva
Never Greater Slaughter: Brunanburh and the Birth of England
Bretons and Britons: The Fight for Identity
Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe
The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World
Blood and Diamonds: Germanyโ€™s Imperial Ambitions in Africa
The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History Is Revisionist History
The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War
Year 1: A Philosophical Recounting
The Hunt for Mount Everest
The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster
Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick
Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War
King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship
Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China
To Kidnap a Pope: Napoleon and Pius VII
A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are
The Making of a King: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks
The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance
Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes
The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo
The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease
The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth
Making Deep History: Zeal, Perseverance, and the Time Revolution of 1859
The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins
Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth
The Handshake: A Gripping History
Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico
Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age
Ceramic, Art and Civilisation: Art and Civilization
The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World
The Western Front: A History of the First World War
The Wood Age: How one material shaped the whole of human history
A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution
What Britain Did to Nigeria: A Short History of Conquest and Rule
Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career
River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads by Cat Jarman
Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule
Inventing the World: Venice and the Transformation of Western Civilization
White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea
George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father
Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History
London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City
Roman Britain's Missing Legion: What Really Happened to IX Hispana?
The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty (Council on Foreign Relations Books)
Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture
The First Kingdom: Britain in the age of Arthur
Princes of the Renaissance
Dog's Best Friend: A Brief History of an Unbreakable Bond
The Blood of the Colony: Wine and the Rise and Fall of French Algeria
Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations
Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
China 1949: Year of Revolution
Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit
The Ghost of Galileo: In a forgotten painting from the English Civil War
Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian
An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France over Three Centuries
Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park
Peace, Poverty and Betrayal: A New History of British India
Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation
Relations of Power: Women's Networks in the Middle Ages
The Dignity of Labour: Image, Work and Identity in the Roman World
The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage
Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin's Capital
The Volga: A History
Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution
Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West (Yale Agrarian Studies Series)
The Werewolf in the Ancient World
Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
Himalaya: A Human History
The Battle of Hastings: The Fall of the Anglo-Saxons and the Rise of the Normans
Those They Called Idiots: The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day
Russia as Empire: Past and Present
Disability and the Tudors: All the King's Fools
The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India
Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain
Figuring Out The Past: The 3,495 Vital Statistics that Explain World History
Sapiens Graphic Novel: Volume 1 (Sapiens, 1)
The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army
Queens of the Crusades: Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors
Past Mistakes: How We Misinterpret History and Why It Matters
The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790
Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Overthrow of Europe's Empires in the East
In the Reign of King John: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England
Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story of How We Became Human
African Europeans: An Untold History
Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology
Stick a Flag in It: 1,000 years of bizarre history from Britain and beyond
Conquistadores: A New History
The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery
The White Ship
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack
Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time
The Story of China: A portrait of a civilisation and its people
Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
Sealand: The True Story of the World's Most Stubborn Micronation
Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe
Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast
The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe
Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood
The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land
Survivors: Children's Lives After the Holocaust
Planting the World: Joseph Banks and his Collectors: An Adventurous History of Botany
An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, The Pope and The Making of the Eternal City
Henry III: 1207-1258 (The English Monarchs Series): The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258
Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World
Palace of Palms: Tropical Dreams and the Making of Kew
Blood Royal: Dynastic Politics in Medieval Europe (The James Lydon Lectures in Medieval History and Culture)
The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History
Imperial Mud: The Fight for the Fens
Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain
Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution
24 Hours in Ancient China: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (24 Hours in Ancient History)
King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne
Seeing into the Future: A Short History of Prediction
The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe
Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World
The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
The Middle Ages: A Graphic History
The People of the Cobra Province in Egypt: A Local History, 4500 to 1500 BC
Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece
Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America
Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail
Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History
The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power
Danteโ€™s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy
Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire
Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men's Epic Duel to Rule the World
A Little History of Poetry (Little Histories)
This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II
The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World
Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood
The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England
The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World โ€“ and Globalization Began
A House Through Time
Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan
Storyworlds of Robin Hood: The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw
Coffeeland: A History
Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World
Kings of Shanghai
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife
Akbar: The Great Mughal
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz
Cromwell's Convicts: The Death March from Dunbar 1650
The Spark that Lit the Revolution: Lenin in London and the Politics that Changed the World
Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen
Ireland's Forgotten Past: A History of the Overlooked and Disremembered
Inca Apocalypse: The Spanish Conquest and the Transformation of the Andean World
A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain 1874-2018
The English Reformation: A Very Brief History (Very Brief Histories)
Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight
Sisters in Arms: Female warriors from antiquity to the new millennium
In Good Faith: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 1: 1945โ€“65
More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy
1774: The Long Year of Revolution
Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700: 82 (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World, 82)
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History
A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
Strange Antics: A History of Seduction
Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
Yamato: Flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy
A Curious History of Sex
Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy
The Death of the French Atlantic
The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War
The Journey to the Mayflower: Godโ€™s Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom
Edward II's Nieces: The Clare Sisters: Powerful Pawns of the Crown
From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe
The Hidden History of Burma: A Crisis of Race and Capitalism
Grub Street: The Origins of the British Press
Tackyโ€™s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England
The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment
The Dragon in the Jungle: The Chinese Army in the Vietnam War
Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate
The Emperor Who Never Was: Dara Shukoh in Mughal India
A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars
Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean
The End of the Habsburgs: The Decline and Fall of the Austrian Monarchy
Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies and Maps in 19th-century Asia
The Spanish Flu Epidemic and its Influence on History
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires
The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sistersโ€™ resistance in the heart of Nazi territory
The Tulip: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad
The Man in the Red Coat: Julian Barnes
Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch
Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask
Who Owns History? Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure
The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection
Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847โ€“1947
Accursed Tower: The Crusaders' Last Battle for the Holy Land
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West
The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe
The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories
How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century
Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind
Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
A History of Art History
History of the Vikings and Norse Culture
Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization
Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World
Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires
Mythos: 1 (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths)
Silver, Sword and Stone: The Story of Latin America in Three Extraordinary Lives
Slavery and Islam
Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World
Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience
The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the Twentieth Century
Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire
India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
Peterloo: The English Uprising
The Flower of All Cities: The History of London from Earliest Times to the Great Fire
SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew
Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London
Hitler: A Life
The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historianโ€™s Journey from Shetland to the Channel
King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV
African Americans and Africa: A New History
Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
China and Japan: Facing History
The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz
Potosi: The Silver City That Changed the World
Windrush: A Ship Through Time
Viking London
Amรฉrica: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
The Borgias: Power and Fortune
The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey
Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny
The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary
The Angevin Dynasties of Europe 900-1500: Lords of the Greatest Part of the World
A History of Crete
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World
Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750
The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 (Penguin History of Europe)
Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Rรฉgime to the Present Day
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the Worldโ€™s Most Expensive Painting
24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (24 Hours in Ancient History)
The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138) (The Profile History of the Ancient World Series)
The Baltic Story: A Thousand-Year History of Its Lands, Sea and Peoples
Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings
The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris
Chaucer: A European Life
A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths
Eyewitness 1917: The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts
All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century
The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia
Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal
Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment
Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny
1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
Louis XIV - The Gift from God: The Power and the Glory
Edward the Elder: King of the Anglo-Saxons, Forgotten Son of Alfred
Maoism: A Global History
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library
Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present
Angels: A History
Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior
Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States
Hammer and Anvil: Nomad Rulers at the Forge of the Modern World
The Spirit of Inquiry: How one extraordinary society shaped modern science
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi
The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
The Voices of Nรฎmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc
Europe: A Natural History
The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics
Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution
Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks
The Chinese in Britain: A History of Visitors and Settlers
The Oxford Illustrated History of the World
Hungary: A Short History
The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas
Nero: Emperor and Court
Eric Hobsbawm, A Life in History
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  • The purpose of this list is to give you a good feel for all the history books published recently in hardback in the UK, ordered by publication date with the newest at the top. When you first load the page it will show the first 100 most recently published books, but you can see many more less recent books if you use the filter. It is a reasonably exhaustive list butโ€ฆ
    • 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 โ€œlocalโ€ eg the many books on particular aspects of the US Civil War, or the many books focussing on relatives of medieval English kings.
  • The filter is an OR filter within categories and an AND filter between categories. For example if you select '๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 2021' and '๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 2022' books from both years will be shown - 2021 OR 2022...
  • ...but if you select '๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 2021' and '๐Ÿ‘‘ Political' then only books that have both attributes will be shown - 2021 AND Political. I think this is intuitively what most people expect to happen!
  • This history book database is hand-curated - the categories for the books are chosen by me when I do my monthly roundup. This means they can't be manipulated to boost sales (โ€œhey my book is in all the categories!โ€) but also that you may or may not agree with my judgement ๐Ÿ™‚.
  • Links are provided to Amazon UK and US for convenience only, with no affiliation on my part. Please ignore them if you want to shop elsewhere!
  • Finally for the more technicially minded among you: this is not a proper database because all books are loaded when the page loads and are then selectively hidden or shown by the filter. On the negative side this is not a scalable solution, on the positive side it works well enough for now!