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A History of Courtship: 800 years of seduction techniques

Explore 800 years of lust, love, and loss.The author takes the reader on a journey from medieval courtly love, through to the sexual license of the Restoration, and Victorian propriety. Pick up historical ‘dating tips’, from how to court...

The Romanovs

For over 300 years, the Romanov family ruled over Russia. Its glittering Tsars and Tsarinas were autocratic despots, who between them embraced all the vices (and too few of the virtues) of absolute rulers. Their name has become a...

The Ravenmaster: Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister (Every…

***Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist*** London, early May 1940: Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain’s government is about to fall. It is hard for...

First Man In: Leading from the Front

Our Story

The Kray twins were Britain’s most notorious gangsters. Ruling London’s underworld for more than a decade, as gang lords they were among the most powerful and feared men in the city. Photographed by David Bailey and even interviewed for...

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

Walk a day in a Roman’s sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world’s most powerful and bustling cities – one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In...

Feel Free: Essays

A Woman’s Work

Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles – personal, political and societal – have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past thirty years? From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of...