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.
A heady blend of brewery battles and family drama that refreshes the parts other business stories cannot reach
The full story of the race to decipher the world's greatest puzzle, now in paperback.
R. I. Moore
A passionate history of the war on heresy which dominated medieval Europe, now available in paperback.
A controversial and illuminating new study of the Templars and the Crusader States – now in paperback.
The definitive history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces which shaped Europe's path to the Great War – now in paperback.
An inspiring investigation of courage in all its forms, from battlefields and bullrings to earthquakes and opera houses.
Brings twentieth-century British politics vividly to life and reveals perspectives on the tumultuous events it sought to control, the changes it resis…
Mary Beard takes us on an exhilarating journey through the extraordinary riches of the classical heritage, and why it still matters.
Orwell Prize-nominated David Hendy explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history, now in paperback.
A masterful history of the First World War, covering all areas and explaining the technology and tactics that determined its course: now in paperback…
Based on a 15-part BBC Radio 4 series: What has held the United Kingdom together – and what is driving it apart? Includes analysis of the 2014 Scottis…
A field guide to the private life of the family home in the twentieth century: a social, cultural and personal history.