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Lorenzo de Medici

Lorenzo de’ Medici was never an old man. He died in 1492 at the age of forty-three. He came to power in fifteenth-century Florence at the age of twenty. In the twenty-odd years of his rule, this banker, politician,...

Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the...

The Times Complete History of the World (Times Atlases)

The Times Atlas of World History, first published in 1978, was conceived as an authoritative history of the world in maps, pictures and text that would avoid a too Eurocentric approach and reflect history as a process, from human...

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

The Choice: Embrace the possible

‘The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed’ DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to...

Fire and Fury

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle…

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck,...

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to …

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there…Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how...