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Best history books of 2022 so far...

by Anthony Webb, 1 January 2022

What are the best popular history books published in 2022 in the UK so far?

These are the best popular history books that we have read and reviewed on this site. The links take you to more details on each book below.

We are only part way through the year so there is more to come as we read and review them! If you want to see all history books published to date in 2022 you can search our history books mini database.

Our highest rated history books of 2022

Highly recommended 2022 history books


Book cover for The Lion House

The Lion House: The Coming of a King

The coming of age story of Sulieman the Magnificent, told from an eyewitness perspective. And it is a great story, masterfully told - assuming the rather lyrical prose style doesn‘t put you off.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone with a passing interest in Ottoman or Renaissance history.

★★★★☆

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Book cover for London in the Roman World

London in the Roman World:

London in the Roman World takes us on a detailed archaeological tour through 360 years of Roman London.

I suspect this book will set the standard for overviews of Roman London for many years - the point of reference for budding academics and interested punters. While not an easy read, it will reward your perseverance.

★★★★☆

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Book cover for Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean

Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean:

Find out what the Phoenicians did for us: from letters, to religion, to apotropaic art, in this survey of the early first millennium BCE Mediterranean.

While not an easy read it is a rewarding one, methodically unearthing this critical but neglected culture.

★★★★☆

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