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Children's Homes

Children's Homes

by Peter Higginbotham

Children's Homes

What image does the word orphanage conjure up in your mind? A sunny scene of carefree children at play in the grounds of a large ivy-clad house? Or a forbidding grey edifice whose cowering inmates were...
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Chimneys And Chimney Sweeps

Chimneys And Chimney Sweeps

by Benitta Cullingford

Chimneys And Chimney Sweeps

Chimney sweeping is an ancient trade dating from the twelfth century. This social history, covering five centuries, draws on source material from original manuscripts and autobiographies by m...
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Cholera: The Victorian Plague

Cholera: The Victorian Plague

by Amanda J. Thomas

Cholera : The Victorian Plague

Discover the story of the disease that devastated the Victorian population, and brought about major changes in sanitation. Drawing on the latest scientific research and a wealth of archiv...
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Churchill & Ireland

Churchill & Ireland

by Paul Bew

Churchill And Ireland

Winston Churchill spent his early childhood in Ireland, had close Irish relatives, and was himself much involved in Irish political issues for a large part of his career. He took Ireland very serio...
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Churchill's Legacy

Churchill's Legacy

by Alan Watson

Churchill's Legacy : Two Speeches to Save the World

Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having firs...
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Citizen Clem

Citizen Clem

by John Bew

Citizen Clem

**WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING****WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY***Book of the year: The Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Evening Standard*...
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Clem Attlee

Clem Attlee

by Francis Beckett

Clem Attlee : Labour's Great Reformer

As British prime minister from 1945 to 1951, Clement Attlee built a legacy that includes today's famous and controversial National Health Service, yet he is often remembered as a ra...
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Coal Mining In Britain

Coal Mining In Britain

by Richard Hayman

Shire: Coal Mining In Britain

Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields - distinct landscapes of colliery ...
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Coffers, Clysters., Comfrey And Coifs

Coffers, Clysters., Comfrey And Coifs

by Janet Few

Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs : the Lives of Our Seventeenth Century Ancestors

Janet Few explains how our seventeenth-century ancestors lived, from their homes, furnishings and gardens to the clothes they wore, t...
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Collecting The World

Collecting The World

by James Delbourgo

Collecting The World : The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

'Nothing so fully displays the grandeur of his mind as his immense and rare collections ...perhaps the fullest and most curious in the world', National Gazett...
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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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Colouring History: The Tudors

Colouring History: The Tudors

by Natalie Grueninger

Colouring History: The Tudors

This unique and beautifully illustrated colouring book features images and scenes inspired by the ever-fascinating Tudor dynasty. It will provide hours of joy and relaxation, and is a great...
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Conqueror's Son

Conqueror's Son

by Katherine Lack

Conqueror's Son

Duke Robert of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror, was one of the greatest kings England never had. Instead, his reputation was distorted by the English chroniclers to give legitimacy to the c...
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Convict Voices

Convict Voices

by Anne Schwan

Convict Voices : Women, Class and writing about Prison in Nineteenth Century England

In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan an...
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Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court

Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court

by Lucy Worsley

Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court

From Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, a hugely engaging book about the men and women who lived and worked at Kensington Palace.

Ambitious a...
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Cromwell

Cromwell

by David Horspool

Oliver Cromwell

Although he styled himself 'His Highness', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in sp...
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Crown And Country: The Kings & Queens Of England, A History

Crown And Country: The Kings & Queens Of England, A History

by David Starkey

Crown And Country : A History of England Through the Monarchy

From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compe...
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Crown of Blood

Crown of Blood

by NIcola Tallis

Crown of Blood : The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.These were the words uttered by the seventeen-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood ...
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Crown of Thistles

Crown of Thistles

by Linda Porter

Crown Of Thistles : The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots

The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mar...
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Crusoe's Island

Crusoe's Island

by Andrew Lambert

Crusoe's Island

Originally named Juan Fernandez, the island of Robinson Crusoe in the South Pacific was the inspiration for Defoe's classic novel about the adventures of a shipwrecked sailor. Yet the complex story of Br...
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