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A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Sho...

Michael Farquhar

From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never ...

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Published: May 2001

Michael Dwyer; or, the Insurgent Capt...

John Thomas Campion

As the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland began to peter out and the insurgent cause was clearly lost, Michael Dwyer and a band of loyal followers took to the Wicklow Mountains from where they continued to conduct a campaign of resistance and ...

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Published: Jun 2015

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk...

Ruth Goodman

A "revelatory" (Wall Street Journal) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all. Lauded by critics, How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiab...

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Published: Sep 2015

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousi...

Catrine Clay

The extraordinary family story of George V, Wilhelm II, and Nicholas II: they were tied to one another by history, and history would ultimately tear them apart.Drawing widely on previously unpublished royal letters and diaries, made p...

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Published: Jun 2008

Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuri...

Michael Farquhar

Spanning 500 years of British history, a revealing look at the secret lives of some great (and not-so-great) Britons, courtesy of one of the world's most engaging royal historians  Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouse...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Victorian City: Everyday Life in ...

Judith Flanders

The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London, which, in only a few decades, grew from a compact Regency town into the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology-railwa...

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Published: Jul 2015

A History of the English-Speaking Peo...

Winston Churchill

An authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles-of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables-with an acco...

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Published: May 2011

The Vikings: A History

Robert Ferguson

A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as fa...

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Published: Sep 2010

The Graves Are Walking: The Great Fam...

John Kelly

A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityIn this masterful, comprehensive account of the I...

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Published: Jul 2013

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval...

Ian Mortimer

The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back into the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food ...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of th...

Dan Jones

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of ThronesThe crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth ce...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Tudors: The Complete Story of Eng...

G. J. Meyer

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAcclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty—and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so...

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Published: Mar 2011

Akenfield: Portrait of an English Vil...

Ronald Blythe

Woven from the words of the inhabitants of a small Suffolk village in the 1960s, Akenfield is a masterpiece of twentieth-century English literature, a scrupulously observed and deeply affecting portrait of a place and people and a no...

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Published: Jul 2015

The Allure of the Archives (The Lewis...

Arlette Farge

Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily ...

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Published: Feb 2015

How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Gui...

Ruth Goodman

An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further...

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Published: Jan 2017

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War ...

Max Hastings

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearWorld War I evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the fir...

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Published: Jun 2014

Paris Under Water

Jeffrey H. Jackson

In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction.  Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian stre...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sa...

Greg King

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I In the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: G...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Scots: A Genetic Journey

Alistair Moffat

History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, after more than ten years of a new parliament and the new census of 2011. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside ...

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Published: Aug 2017

Caught in the Revolution: Witnesses t...

Helen Rappaport

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who s...

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Published: Apr 2018

In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or ...

Sophie Wahnich

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a...

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Published: Jan 2016

Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery...

Eleanor Herman

Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. Eleanor Herman's Sex with Kings takes us into the throne rooms...

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Published: May 2005

Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Reg...

Carolly Erickson

A history of England from 1810 to 1820, known as the Regency period. While his father declined into apparent madness at Windsor, George, Prince of Wales, served as Regent. This was the age of opulence at Carlton House and Brighton Pav...

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Published: Feb 2011

The Last Days of the Romanovs: Traged...

Helen Rappaport

The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. This book gives a riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of their lives, as the consp...

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Published: Jan 2010

The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Centur...

Hallie Rubenhold

In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to read the details of Sir Richard and Lady Worsleys' scandalous sexual arrangements, voyeuristic tendencies, and bed-hopping antics. This lively true history presents a rarely seen pict...

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Published: Aug 2010

City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the...

Roger Crowley

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."—The Financial Times  The New York Times...

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Published: May 2013

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story ...

Donnie Eichar

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident— unsettling and unexplained causes of death, a strange final ...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the ...

Peter Finn

The Zhivago Affair is the dramatic, never-before-told story—drawing on newly declassified files—of how a forbidden book became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.In May 1956, an Italian publishing ...

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Published: Mar 2015

Daisy: The Life and Loves of the Coun...

Sushila Anand

Frances Evelyn 'Daisy' Maynard was a renowned beauty when at the age of 18 she married Lord Brooke, heir to the Earl of Warwick. It was the wedding of the year, and what followed was a tempestuous and scandalous lifestyle lived in the...

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Published: Jun 2009

English History Made Brief, Irreveren...

Lacey Baldwin Smith

Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight armchair travellers, tourists or anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so muc...

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Published: Oct 2006
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