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Verulamium museum
The Verulamium Museum, named after the Roman town around what is now St Albans, is perfectly placed to tell the story of life before and during the Roman occupation.
Hitler Years Triumph
The first volume of 'The Hitler Years' is not just another popular history of the Third Reich: it is a masterclass in the history of Nazi Germany, with an internationally renowned expert as the teacher. As such, it is essential reading for…
Dan Jones Crusaders
Dan Jones's 'Crusaders' is an exceptionally well-written – and relevant – rip-roaring tour through the Crusades and a wonderfully colourful introduction to the people who lived through them, fought in them, ran away from them, and…
Tom Holland Dominion
Tom Holland's 'Dominion' is not just a thumping good read, nor is it even just a history book: it is also a work of philosophy that challenges the reader to see the history of the West in a different, and sometimes uncomfortable, way.
London Mithraeum
Bloomberg rescued the London Mithraeum when it purchased the site of its current European headquarters, and in the process brought what was little more than a pile of stones back to awe-inspiring life.
Fayke Newes: The Media vs the Mighty from Henry VIII to Donald Trump, Derek J. Taylor
'Fayke Newes' is not a history book, but it is one man’s informed perspective on the state of journalism today, and how it got to that point. It is a call for intelligent discussion, and it is a call for reform. It is a political polemic…
Elizabeth I Study in Insecurity
Elizabeth I is one of England’s most recognisable monarchs. Reigning for almost forty-five years she has come to represent a time of English peace and strength, where she walked the line between the Virgin Queen and the mother of the nation; between…
Citizens - Simon Shama
Schama’s beautifully descriptive prose follows the causes and course of the French Revolution from the 1770s to the fall of Robespierre, drawing from disciplines across the historical spectrum. The thrust of his argument is simple: the Revolution…
Coughton Court, by DeFacto
Coughton Court near Alcester in Warwickshire is a National Trust-owned Tudor manor house built on land that has been home to the Throckmorton family for over 600 years. A fine building, but not all accessible, it sits in an estate of managed gardens…
Chalke Valley History Festival 2017
Chalke Valley History Festival is designed to inspire, excite, and inform. Established in 2011 as a fundraiser for the local cricket club, the festival has rapidly grown in size to become the largest festival dedicated to history in the UK. With a…
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