A comprehensive (see notes) list of history books published in the UK. Books we have reviewed have a pink background and are put at the top! Icons pop up when you hover over (or hold down your finger on) the covers, linking to Amazon (🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸) and also our review (📝) if available. If you want to filter this list by period, region, sphere or country click here (you will need to view on a desktop for full filtering functionality).
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.