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The Story of Egypt

The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals,...

Lessons of History

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents – from India...

Silence: In the Age of Noise

Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492–1900

The Last Days of Hitler

*Listed as one of the Guardian’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time* ‘Some books simply exude excitement and self-confidence, as if the writer is on fire with ideas, or intoxicated with information. This is one of those titles…remains...

The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land

In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years...

The Wars of the Roses

Frequently remembered only as a period of military history which both saw the French beat the English and then the English fight amongst themselves, traditional historians have tended to regard The Wars of the Roses as an episode that...

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

Formidable whether writing fiction or, as in this case, history, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England’s queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. In Weir’s hands these five...

Escaping Hitler: Stories Of Courage And Endurance On The Freedom Trails