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Arena of Ambition

Arena of Ambition

by Stephen Parkinson

Arena of Ambition : The History of the Cambridge Union

Older than fourteen colleges and the Boat Race, the Cambridge Union has been an important part of university life at Cambridge since its foundation in 1815. Ex-Pres...
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Armchair Nation

Armchair Nation

by Joe Moran

Armchair Nation : An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV

But what does your furniture point at?' asks the character Joey in the sitcom Friends on hearing an acquaintance has no TV. It's a good question: since...
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Armstrong Girl

Armstrong Girl

by Cathy Le Feuvre

Armstrong Girl : A Child For Sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade

In 1885 Victorian England was scandalized by a court case that lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock s...
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Arthur And The Kings of Britain

Arthur And The Kings of Britain

by Miles Russell

Arthur And The Kings of Britain

'Arthur himself, having put on a coat of mail suitable to the grandeur of so powerful a king, placed a golden helmet on his head, on which was engraved the figure of a dragon; and on his ...
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Artist And Empire

Artist And Empire

by Alison Smith

Artist and Empire : Facing Britain's Imperial Past

Over the past thirty years, our ideas about the cultures of Empire have been transformed. Contemporary reflections on Empire by writers and artists are widely published...
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Aubrey's Brief Lives

Aubrey's Brief Lives

by John Aubrey

Aubrey's Brief Lives

This book is with an introduction by Ruth Scurr. John Aubrey was a modest man, a self-styled antiquarian and the man who invented modern biography. His 'lives' of the prominent figures of his genera...
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Austerity Britain 1945-51

Austerity Britain 1945-51

by David Kynaston

Austerity Britain 1945-51

For the first time, the Sunday Times bestseller Austerity Britain is available in one complete paperback volume. Coursing through Austerity Britain is an astonishing variety of voices - vivid, ...
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Battling With The Truth

Battling With The Truth

by Ian Garden

Battling With The Truth : The Contrast in the Media Reporting of World War II

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.' - Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propa...
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Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

by Barry Turner

Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

Barry Turner's book marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, which transformed London's South Bank after the war. Centred on London's South Bank, which wa...
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Beers And Breweries Of Britain

Beers And Breweries Of Britain


Beers and Breweries of Britain

Do you know why Kind William IV appears more frequently on Britain's pub signs than any other monarch, why the German beer purity laws were introduced, or how a beer can widget works? This...
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Beginners Guide to the Victorians

Beginners Guide to the Victorians

by David Gane

Beginners Guide To The Victorians

The Victorian era was a time of unprecedented transformation, yet it is often understood only through the stereotypes of crowded factories, child labour and emotional repression. In thi...
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Bess Of Hardwick

Bess Of Hardwick

by Mary Lovell

Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15, wedded at 16 and still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than t...
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Beyond The Reach Of Empire

Beyond The Reach Of Empire

by Colonel Mike Snook

Beyond The Reach of Empire : Wolseley's Failed Campaign to Save Gordon and Khartoum

In the early 1880s the Mahdi unleashed a spectacularly successful jihadist uprising against Egyptian colonial rule in the Sudan. Early ...
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Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

by Bill Brown

Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

By the time he was ten years old, Billy Brown was running a successful little business on the black market: whatever you needed, from bricks and firewood to dress material or machetes,...
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Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

by Bill Clements

Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

This is a detailed study and account of more than fifty Martello towers, ten 'quadragular' towers and seventy two signal towers built along the coast of Ireland a...
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Bishops in The Political Community of England

Bishops in The Political Community of England

by Sophie Ambler

Bishops in the Political Community of England

Thirteenth-century England was a special place and time to be a bishop. Like their predecessors, these bishops were key members of the regnal community: anointers of kings, ...
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Bitter Freedom

Bitter Freedom

by Maurice Welch

Bitter Freedom : Ireland in A Revolutionary World 1918-1923

The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. ...
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Blackest Streets

Blackest Streets

by Sarah Wise

Blackest Streets : The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum

In 1887 Government inspectors were sent to investigate the Old Nichol, a notorious slum on the boundary of Bethnal Green parish, where almost 6,000 inhabitants w...
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Blood And Roses

Blood And Roses

by Helen Castor

Blood And Roses : The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century

The Wars of the Roses turned England upside down. Between 1455 and 1485 four kings lost their thrones, more than forty noblemen lost their lives on the battle...
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Blue Water Empire : The British in the Mediterranean Since 1800

Blue Water Empire : The British in the Mediterranean Since 1800

by Robert Holland

Blue Water Empire : The British in the Mediterranean Since 1800

Blue-Water Empire is Robert Holland's magnificent narrative of Britain's military and cultural ties with the Mediterranean Sea, in the style of the epic na...
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