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Collecting The 1970s

Collecting The 1970s

by Katherine Higgins

Collecting The 1970s

Miller's Collecting the 1970s is structured thematically; after an introduction and timeline highlighting important events of the decade, it is split into three sections. Homestyle features items fr...
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Colour Your Own Historical Maps

Colour Your Own Historical Maps


Colour Your Own Historical Maps

Explore the cartographic treasures of the British Library's extensive map archive, and add your own colour. Early maps are often much more highly decorated than our own, featuring fantast...
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Colour Your Own Medieval Alphabet

Colour Your Own Medieval Alphabet


Colour Your Own Medieval Alphabet

A medieval A to Z with letters from the collections of the British Library to colour in. Before the invention of the printing press, books were written out by hand, and were priceless o...
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Corpse Talk: Season 1

Corpse Talk: Season 1

by Adam Murphy

Corpse Talk : Season 1

The dead are rising! Up out of the mouldering pages of history comes the chat show that digs the dirt on some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women. What was th...
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Corsets And Codpieces

Corsets And Codpieces

by Karen Bowman

Corsets And Codpieces : A Social History Of Outrageous Fashion

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of British fashion trends reveals the fl...
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Edward Bawden in the Middle East

Edward Bawden in the Middle East

by Nigel Weaver

Edward Bawden in the Middle East

Edward Bawden was one of the original official war artists during the Second World War. For five years, Bawden was prevented from continuing to work as a printmaker, designer and book il...
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Empire Of Booze

Empire Of Booze

by Henry Jeffreys

Empire of Booze

Empire of Booze traces the impact of alcohol on British culture and society: literature, science, philosophy and even religion have reflections in the bottom of a glass. Filled to the brim with fascinati...
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Famous Brand Names

Famous Brand Names

by Kathy Martin

Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

Many brands, including Boots, Hoover and Kelloggs, were named after their founders whilst others have less obvious origins; for instance, did you know that Velcro comes from velours ...
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Fascinating Footnotes From History

Fascinating Footnotes From History

by Giles Milton

Fascinating Footnotes From History

'Giles Milton is a man who can take an event from history and make it come alive ...an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining' Matthew Re...
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Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

by Lady Greville

Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

"One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular ...
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Gerry Anderson: The Comic Collection

Gerry Anderson: The Comic Collection


Gerry Anderson's Comic Collection

Stand by for action, we're about to launch into a world where anything can happen! Discover the iconic comic strips that captured the thrill and excitement of Gerry Anderson's cult 21st...
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Good Food

Good Food

by Ambrose Heath

Good Food

How should you prepare a rabbit casserole? What time of year is best for oysters? And how do you bake the perfect chocolate souffe? Ambrose Heath was one of the most successful food and drink writers of his da...
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Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

by Hugh Barker

Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

Hedge enthusiast Hugh Barker journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of gardens and hedgerows. He discovered how hedges are among our most an...
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Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

by Caroline Taggart

Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

The ability to engage and entertain your companions always stands you in good stead but many people feel nervous with strangers or fear that they lack the skills to put ot...
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Historic Heston

Historic Heston

by Heston Blumenthal

Historic Heston

British gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal, whose name is synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine, still f...
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How To Read A Dress

How To Read A Dress

by Lydia Edwards

How to Read a Dress : A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to y...
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If Walls Could Talk : An Intimate History of the Home

If Walls Could Talk : An Intimate History of the Home

by Lucy Worsley

If Walls Could Talk. An intimate history of the home

Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When w...
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In A Manner Of Speaking

In A Manner Of Speaking

by Charlie Haycock

In A Manner of Speaking

Why do we have so many dialects in England? Why do we not all speak in standard English? How has our history shaped and influenced the language we speak today? 'In a Manner of Speaking' is a fun ...
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Inventions That Didn't Change The World

Inventions That Didn't Change The World

by Julie Halls

Inventions That Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn't Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century....
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Jane Austen's England

Jane Austen's England

by Helen Amy

Jane Austen's England

Jane Austen wrote about the English gentry class in the late Georgian and Regency periods (1796-1816). Her novels follow her heroines' quest for true love and fulfilment in English society during a...
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