Make the past your Christmas present - Christmas gift ideas from The National Archives

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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

by Lucy Worsley

A Very British Murder

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murd...
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As Thick As Thieves

As Thick As Thieves

by Richard O. Smith

As Thick As Thieves : Britain's Foolish Felons & Loopy Laws

Standing in an ID parade of incompetence, waiting to be picked out as Britain's stupidest criminal, we've assembled a line-up of bungling burglars, asinine ass...
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Auld Stirling Punishments

Auld Stirling Punishments

by David Kinnaird

Auld Stirling Punishments

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling's Royal Burgh has reflec...
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Avon Street

Avon Street

by Paul Emanuelli

Avon Street

One night, one rash act, one crime changed James Daunton's life for ever. Robbed of everything he once had, and trapped in a merciless vendetta, James must now take on Nathaniel Caine and his gang to survive...
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Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

by Alison Maloney

Bright Young Things : Life in the Roaring Twenties

Bright Young Things is a thoroughly entertaining non-fiction account of 'the real Downton Abbey', which brings to life the historical backdrop of the series in an infor...
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Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

by Eva Petulengro

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to l...
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Charge

Charge

by Digby Smith

Charge ! : Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars

This dramatic and spirited history brings to life some of the most exciting and sensational cavalry charges of the Napoleonic Wars. Each of the featured battles, i...
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Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

by Philip McDougall

Murders And Misdemeanours Chichester

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pi...
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Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

by Adrian Gray

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian Britain

Dark and foggy Victorian streets, the murderous madman, the arsenic-laced evening meal - we all think we know the realities of Victorian crime. Adrian Gray's thrilling book reco...
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Criminal Women

Criminal Women

by John Eddelston

Criminal Women

Women have sometimes been seen as less criminally inclined than men. But, as John Eddleston shows in this revealing anthology of female crimes in London, this image is hard to mesh with reality, for the c...
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Daring Dozen

Daring Dozen

by Gavin Mortimer

Daring Dozen : Twelve Special Forces Legends of World War II

In his book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn'...
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Dead Image

Dead Image

by Joan Lock

Dead Image

The explosion was heard twenty miles away. It killed boatmen and wrecked the exotic villa of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the fashionable St John's Wood artist. But what caused the 1874 Regents Park explosion? Fenia...
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Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

by John Van Der Kiste

Durham Murders And Misdemmeanours

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickp...
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Empire And Espionage

Empire And Espionage

by Stephen Wade

Empire And Espionage : Spies in the Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War may be best remembered for the military blundering that led to the astonishing British defeat at Isandlwana, but as Stephen Wade shows in this book, milita...
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Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

by Malcolm Hall

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

In relating the cases heard in the Courts of the County Assize in Gloucestershire nearly two centuries ago this book offers a variety of examples of the sins and sinne...
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Hanged At Winchester

Hanged At Winchester

by Stephen Fielding

Hanged At Winchester

For decades the high walls of Winchester Prison have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for th...
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London's Curse

London's Curse

by Mark Beynon

London's Curse

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the supposed curse of Tutankhamun, whose tomb in the Luxor sands was uncovered in February 1923 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. The site w...
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Medical Detectives : The Lives and cases of Britain's Forensic Five

Medical Detectives : The Lives and cases of Britain's Forensic Five

by Robin Odell

Medical Detectives : The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five

The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told here through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers. Spanning seventy years, their car...
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Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

by Katherine Watson

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victims

From Mary Ann Cotton, the Victorian serial murderess, to Dr Crippen, poisoners have attracted a celebrity unmatched by violent killers. Secretly administered, often d...
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Poisonous Lies

Poisonous Lies

by Diane Janes

Poisonous Lies : The Croydon Arsenic Mystery

In suburban Croydon over a period of ten months during 1928-9, three members of the same family died suddenly. A complex police investigation followed, but no charges were ev...
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