Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire. A major new BBC TV series presented by the author s…
The definitive account of the history and significance of a world landmark – reissued in time for the anniversary of the Somme.
A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.
How a single year turned Chaucer into a poet, and sparked the creation of The Canterbury Tales. Now available in paperback.
An arresting account of the Irish Revolutions and their legacy by a world leading Irish historian. Now available in paperback.
A compendium of spices: the history and uses of the world's favourite flavours. Now available in paperback
An entertaining and informative travel 'guidebook' to some of the most important events in world history
The best-selling book behind the BBC Drama The Monocled Mutineer, starring Paul McGann as the ringleader of the Étaples Mutiny, Percy Toplis, wit…
A sparkling introduction to the Ancient World that brings its peoples and cultures vividly to life.
How Dublin grew from Viking settlement to capital city of Ireland: a one-of-its kind comprehensive history of one of the most popular cities in the wo…
The bestselling author of Underground, Overground recaptures the glamour of a lost age of rail travel and trains by travelling Britain's most fam…
An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, with an introduction by Mary Beard
A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson
The fast-paced history of the little-known war between Germany and Denmark which shaped a century, told for the first time – now a BBC drama
From Bronze Age India to a Surrey Stationers via pencil wars and accidental inventions: a hilarious insight into the familiar yet unexpectedly bizarre…
A bold and controversial rethinking of the role of war in human history and how it will shape our future, sure to provoke debate, from the bestselling…
Authoritative and accessible up-to-date history of a banking giant
Forensic history at its best: an ancient map reveals the origins of world trade, and surprising twists in China's history. Now available in paper…
The sacred and profane history of confession in the Catholic Church, with a shocking new exposé of its role in the child abuse scandals of the tw…
The story of television and how it has changed our lives – from the moon landings to the X Factor.