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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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Railways and the Raj

Railways and the Raj

by Christian Wolmar

Railways and the Raj

India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, an Empire that needed a rail network to facilitate its exploitation and reflect its ambition. But, by building India's railways, Britain radic...
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Serving Victoria

Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard

Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household

During the sixty-odd years of her reign Queen Victoria gathered around her a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal service was the defining experience of their...
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The 19th Century Underworld

The 19th Century Underworld

by Stephen Carver

The 19th Century Underworld

Take a walk on the dark side of the street in this unique exploration of the fears and desires at the heart of the British Empire, from the Regency dandy’s playground to the grim and gothic...
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The Anarchy

The Anarchy

by William Dalrymple

The Anarchy : The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by Englis...
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The Anglo Zulu War Isandlwana

The Anglo Zulu War Isandlwana

by Ron Lock

Anglo Zulu War Isandlawana

In 1878, H.M. High Commissioner for Southern Africa and the Lieut. General Commanding H.M. Forces, clandestinely conspired to invade the Zulu Kingdom. Drastically underestimating their foe, wi...
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The Decline And Fall of the British Empire

The Decline And Fall of the British Empire

by Piers Brendon

The Decline and Fall of The British Empire

No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the wa...
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The East India Company 1600-1858

The East India Company 1600-1858

by Ian Barrow

The East India Company 1600-1858 : A Short History with Documents

In existence for 258 years, the English East India Company ran a complex, highly integrated global trading network. It supplied the tea for the Boston Te...
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The First Anglo Sikh War

The First Anglo Sikh War

by Amarpal Singh

First Anglo Sikh War

During the eighteenth and early years of the nineteenth century, the red tide of British expansion had covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent, stretching to the borders of the Punjab. There t...
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The Great Stink of London

The Great Stink of London

by Stephen Halliday

The Great Stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

A vivid account of the life and work of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the engineer who designed and built the system of intercepti...
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The Greedy Queen

The Greedy Queen

by Annie Gray

The Greedy Queen

What does it mean to eat like a queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate and Anne was known as 'Brandy Nan'. Victoria ate all of this and more. The Greedy Queen celebrates Victoria's appetite...
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The Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites

The Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites

by Jan Marsh

The Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites

The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries. An illustrated histo...
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The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers


The Language of Flowers

The langauge of flowers was at its most important in the Victorian age. This volume is a comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides...
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The Lion & The Eagle

The Lion & The Eagle

by Kathleen Burk

The Lion And The Eagle

An invigorating history of the arguments and cooperation between America and Britain as they divided up the world and an illuminating exploration of their underlying alliance Throughout modern his...
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The Long Shadow of Waterloo

The Long Shadow of Waterloo

by Timothy Fitzpatrick

Long Shadow of Waterloo : Myths, Memories, and Debates

The Long Shadow of Waterloo explores how Waterloo was remembered by the various nations involved, including the French, British, Germans, the influence it had on th...
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The Prince Who Beat The Empire

The Prince Who Beat The Empire

by Moin Mir

The Prince Who Beat The Empire

An acclaimed history of empire and resistance: this is the moving story of the rebel prince who beat the world's most powerful corporation. The ships of the East India Company first docke...
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The Railway Navvies

The Railway Navvies

by Terry Coleman

The Railway Navvies

This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and...
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The Ruling Caste : Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

The Ruling Caste : Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

by David Gilmour

The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

For nearly 200 years a small group of British officials administered vast areas of south Asia. In 1900 just over a thousdand civil servants ruled a population of nea...
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The Scramble For Africa

The Scramble For Africa

by Thomas Pakenham

The Scramble For Africa

In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with...
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The Sugar Barons : Family Corruption, Empire & War in the West Indies

The Sugar Barons : Family Corruption, Empire & War in the West Indies

by Matthew Parker

The Sugar Barons: Family Corruption, Empire & War in the West Indies

For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trad...
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