Four devastating years told by twenty eyewitnesses showing not just what the First World War was, but what it was like to live through
Glass is one of the greatest accidents in the history of humankind.
This is a fascinating and honest book which builds upon the classic Family and Kinship in East London published nearly 50 years ago reflecting the aft…
The bestselling definitive concise account of our remarkable past – now updated
Secret tribunals, illegal rendition, torture, trumped up charges … all in a society controlled by fear. Such was the tenor of life in Languedoc arou…
Why does the West rule? Eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing uniquely on 20,000 years of history and archae…
A delightfully subversive take on the traditional Oxford college history
Robert C. Knapp
Rome's invisible inhabitants – prostitutes, innkeepers, housewives, priests, freedmen, slaves, soldiers and gladiators – brought back to life.
The ruins of the Forum in Rome, the centre of its ancient Empire, are one of the best known wonders of antiquity and a highpoint of the tourist route…
For the first time, the history of the bunker – and daily life inside it – is revealed, by bestselling historian Richard Holmes.
The Romans regarded her as 'fatale monstrum', a tyrant to be crushed. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Sh…
This highly readable study provides both a welcome demystification and a fascinating reinterpretation
Eight hundred years ago, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians from all walks of society, high and low, flourished in what is now the Languedoc…
James J O'Donnell
A provocative portrait of the end of Rome's empire in the 5th and 6th centuries by a major historian, who tells the story of the barbarians who m…
'So the new is old, and the old is new! Marvellous stuff and absolutely spot-on.' – Simon Jenkins
With wit and energy, Gere peels away layers of modern fantasy, literary imagination, political appropriation and fashions of modern scholarship.
Volcanoes continue to grab our imagination – and Vesuvius is the most famous of them all.
The clash of civilisations at Marathon was one of the most renowned military battles of the ancient world and a pivotal moment in the course of Wester…
Fifteen royal weddings and thirty-eight coronations – Westminster Abbey was the venue for a sixteenth royal wedding, that of Kate Middleton and Prince…
A sweeping and engaging history of the game of chess