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One Hot Summer

One Hot Summer

by Rosemary Ashdon

One Hot Summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Gr...
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Operation Banner

Operation Banner

by Nick Van Der Bijl

Operation Banner: The British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-2007

In summer 1969 the annual Loyalist marching season sparked violence in Londonderry which spread rapidly. After three days of violence the British Governme...
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Orphans of Empire

Orphans of Empire

by Helen Berry

Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings

Eighteenth-century London was teeming with humanity, and poverty was never far from politeness. Legend has it that, on his daily commute through this thronging metropol...
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Our Boys

Our Boys

by Helen Parr

Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

Our Boys brings to life the human experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War, and examines the long aftermath of that conflict. It is a first in many ways - a hi...
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Pale Rider

Pale Rider

by Laura Spinney

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the t...
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Pandemic 1918

Pandemic 1918

by Catherine Arnold

Pandemic 1918 : The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. Nowhere escaped this common enem...
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Partition Voices

Partition Voices

by Kavita Puri

Partition Voices

Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Yet their memory of India's partition has been shrouded in silence. Kavita Pur...
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Patriot Ot Traitor

Patriot Ot Traitor

by Anna Beer

Patriot or Traitor : The Life and Death of Sir Walter Raleigh

A writer, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer, Sir Walter Ralegh lived more lives than most in his own time, in any time. The fifth son of a Devo...
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Peasants And Historians

Peasants And Historians

by Phillipp Schofield

Peasants and Historians : Debating the Medieval English Peasantry

Peasants and historians is an examination of historical discussion of the medieval English peasantry. In this book, the first such study of its kind, the...
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People Like Us

People Like Us

by Caroline Slocock

People Like Us : Margaret Thatcher and Me

As a young civil servant, Caroline Slocock became the first ever female private secretary to any British Prime Minister, and was at Margaret Thatcher's side for the final eighte...
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Pepys's London

Pepys's London

by Stephen Porter

Pepys's London: Everyday Life in London 1650 -1703

Samuel Pepys's London was a turbulent, boisterous city, enduring the strains caused by foreign wars, the Great Plague and the Great Fire, yet growing and prospering. Pe...
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Peterloo

Peterloo

by Jacqueline Riding

Peterloo : The Story of the Manchester Massacre

The story of the Peterloo massacre, a defining moment in the history of British democracy, told with passion and authority.

Jacqueline Riding evokes the febrile state of...
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Peterloo: The English Uprising

Peterloo: The English Uprising

by Robert Poole

Peterloo: The English Uprising

On 16 August, 1819, at St Peter's Field, Manchester, armed cavalry attacked a peaceful rally of some 50,000 pro-democracy reformers. It marked the rise of a new English radical populism as...
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Plantagenet Queens And Consorts

Plantagenet Queens And Consorts

by Dr Steven J Corvi

Plantagenet Queens & Consorts : Family, Duty and Power

What unacknowledged theme can be found across 250 years of English history? What thread runs throughout the Plantagenet Royal House, including as it does the `cadet...
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Post-War Childhood

Post-War Childhood

by Simon Webb

Post-War Childhood : Growing Up in the Not-So-Friendly Baby Boomer Years

Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthi...
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Prince Albert

Prince Albert

by A N Wilson

Prfince Albert: The Man who Saved the Monarchy

A composer, engineer, soldier, politician, linguist and bibliophile, Prince Albert, more than any other royal, was truly a 'genius'. Albert lived only forty-two years. Yet ...
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Prince Arthur

Prince Arthur

by Sean Cunningham

Prince Arthur : The Tudor King Who Never Was

During the early part of the sixteenth century England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII. Had the first-born son of Henry VII - Arthur, Prince of Wa...
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Protect And Survive

Protect And Survive

by Imperial War Museum

Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive was first published in 1980 to advise the public on what to do in the face of nuclear war. Warning that no part of the United Kingdom is safe, it details the effects of a nuclear ...
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne

by Anne Somerset

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

Her personal life riven by passion, illness and intrigue, Queen Anne presided over some of the most momentous events in British history. Traditionally depicted as a weak ruler dominat...
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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

by Lucy Worsley

Queen Victoria

Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? She was also a passionate young princess who loved dancing. And there is also a third Victoria, the bril...
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