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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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The Twilight of the East India Company

The Twilight of the East India Company

by Anthony Webster

The Twilight of the East India Company

This book examines the development of British commercial, financial and political relations with India and the Far East during the final period of the East India Company's reign as...
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The Victorians

The Victorians

by John D Wright

The Victorians : From Empire and Industry to Poverty and Famine

The Victorians explores nineteenth century society in all its colourful detail from cholera epidemics and asylums to workshouses and chimney sweeps; from t...
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The Wonders

The Wonders

by John Woolf

The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

A radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define...
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The Workhouse

The Workhouse

by Norman Longmate

The Workhouse

Everyone has heard of the workhouse. But what exactly was it? Who went there? And how did an institution so universally hated come to be set up? Surprisingly, no full-scale history of the workhouse has eve...
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The Workhouse Cookbook

The Workhouse Cookbook

by Higginbotham, P

The Workhouse Cookbook

This wonderfully evocative read explores every aspect of life - and diet - in the workhouse. Including a complete reprint of the 1901 Manual of Workhouse Cookery, and with more than 100 photograph...
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Unfinished Empire

Unfinished Empire

by John Darwin

Unfinished Empire : The Global Expansion of Britain

This is a both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked, from Wolfson Prize-winning author and historian John Darwin. The ...
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Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert

by Daisy Goodwin

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair

Victoria and Albert were the royal couple that broke the mould - it may have been an arranged match, yet their union was a passionate, tempestuous relationship between two extre...
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Victoria: A Life

Victoria: A Life

by A N Wilson

Victoria: A Life

Wilson's exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources, to show us Queen Victoria as she's never been seen before. It explores the cur...
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Victorians Undone

Victorians Undone

by Kathryn Hughes

Victorians Undone

A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body. Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left? Exac...
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Victorious Century

Victorious Century

by David Cannadine

Victorious Century

To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport...
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Voices From The Past: The Charge of The Light Brigade

Voices From The Past: The Charge of The Light Brigade

by John Grehan

Voices From The Past; The Charge of the Light Brigade

The most notorious, and most contentious, cavalry charge in history still remains an enigma. Though numerous books have been written about the charge, all claiming ...
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Wellington

Wellington

by Elizabeth Longford

Wellington

The archetype of the stern, silent Englishman dedicated to his duty, the Duke of Wellington had all the subtlety and variety of genius. Magisterial, vivid, exhaustively researched, sympathetic yet balanced, r...
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Worst Street In London

Worst Street In London

by Fiona Rule

The Worst Street In London

Amid the bustling streets of Spitalfields, East London, there is a piece of real estate with a bloody history. This was once Dorset Street: the haunt of thieves, murderers and prostitutes; the...
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