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  • The Forgotten Slave Trade

    The Forgotten Slave Trade
    av Simon Webb

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526769268

    Everybody knows about the transatlantic slave trade, which saw black Africans snatched from their homes, taken across the Atlantic Ocean and then sold into slavery. However, a century before Britain became involved in this terrible business, whole v…

  • Suffragette Fascists

    Suffragette Fascists
    av Simon Webb

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526756886

    Emmeline Pankhurst is seen today as a valiant champion of democracy, but in the 1930s certain prominent former suffragettes were comparing her to Hitler and Mussolini. It was suggested that Mrs Pankhurst and her Women's Social and Political Union co…

  • Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

    Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica
    av James C Hamilton

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526753571

    Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook, during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica - the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three voyages in the southern Pacific and Sout…

  • The Magic of Terry Pratchett

    The Magic of Terry Pratchett
    av Marc Burrows

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526765505

    The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain's best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known f…

  • The Real Coco Chanel

    The Real Coco Chanel
    av Rose Sgueglia

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526761019

    Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine.Fuelled by 19th century literature, she built a life which was partly myth and, partly, factual.She was the fashion designer everyone admired. The business woman whose fortune was impossible to tr…

  • Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century

    Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century
    av James Mallory

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526705204

    Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in the nineteenth century? How would you have got a partner in a ballroom? What would you have done with a letter of introduction? And where would you have sat in a carriage? Covering all t…

  • Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

    Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England
    av Annie Whitehead

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526748119

    Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. thelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed queen and powerful regent, but was also…

  • The Battle of Tsushima

    The Battle of Tsushima
    av Phil Carradice

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526743343

    In 1905 Japan and Russia were at war. With the Russian Far East Fleet destroyed, the Czar decided to send his Baltic Fleet half way around the world to exact revenge. This mammoth journey took many months and was, in itself, an amazing feat of seama…

  • The Real Beatrix Potter

    The Real Beatrix Potter
    av Nadia Cohen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526752758

    The Real Beatrix Potter is a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the world's most cherished children's authors.Beatrix Potter's famous little white books have enchanted generations of young readers who adored the characters she created and…

  • Hitler's Housewives

    Hitler's Housewives
    av Tim Heath

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526748072

    The meteoric rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party cowed the masses into a sense of false utopia. During Hitler's 1932 election campaign over half those who voted for Hitler were women. Germany's women had witnessed the anarchy of the post-First W…

  • A History of English Place Names and Where They Came From

    A History of English Place Names and Where They Came From
    av John Moss

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526722843

    The origin of the names of many English towns, hamlets and villages date as far back as Saxon times, when kings like Alfred the Great established fortified borough towns to defend against the Danes. A number of settlements were established and named…

  • Emperor Alexander Severus

    Emperor Alexander Severus
    av John S. McHugh

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473845817

    Alexander Severus' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, co…

  • Captain John Smith, Adventurer

    Captain John Smith, Adventurer
    av R E Pritchard

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526773623

    Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. As a soldier, he fought the Turks in Eastern Europe, where he beheaded three Turkish…

  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction

    The Golden Age of Science Fiction
    av Wade, John

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751591

    John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first t…

  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction

    The Golden Age of Science Fiction
    av Wade, John

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526729255

    John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the 'golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first…

  • Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2

    Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2
    av Lucy Adlington

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526766465

    What would you wear to war?How would you dress for a winter mission in the open cockpit of a Russian bomber plane? At a fashion show in Occupied Paris? Singing in Harlem, or on fire watch in Tokyo..?Ready for Action is a unique, illustrated insight…

  • Pharaoh Seti I

    Pharaoh Seti I
    av Nielsen, Nicky

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526739575

    Pharaoh Seti I ruled Egypt for only 11 years (1290-1279 BC), but his reign marked a revival of Egyptian military and economic power, as well as cultural and religious life. Seti was born the son of a military officer in northern Egypt, far from the…

  • The Amritsar Massacre

    The Amritsar Massacre
    av Holburn, Vanessa

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751461

    The shocking massacre of 379 unarmed Indians in the enclosed Jallianwala Bath park on the command of a British army officer on April 13th, 1919 is considered a brutal example of colonial abuse. Immediately afterwards martial law was established with…

  • The Amritsar Massacre

    The Amritsar Massacre
    av Holburn, Vanessa

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745774

    The shocking massacre of 379 unarmed Indians in the enclosed Jallianwala Bagh park on the command of a British army officer on April 13th, 1919 is considered a brutal example of colonial abuse. Immediately afterwards martial law was established with…

  • Ladies of Magna Carta

    Ladies of Magna Carta
    av Sharon Bennett Connolly

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745255

    Magna Carta clause 39: No man shall be taken, imprisoned, outlawed, banished or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.This clause in Magna Carta was…

  • Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

    Anna Komnene and the Alexiad
    av Ioulia Kolovou

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526733016

    Anna Komnene is one of the most curious ?gures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the ?rst and foremost historians in medieval Europe. Yet…

  • Kings of Georgian Britain

    Kings of Georgian Britain
    av Catherine Curzon

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473871229

    For over a century of turmoil, upheaval and scandal, Great Britain was a Georgian land. From the day the German-speaking George I stepped off the boat from Hanover, to the night that George IV, bloated and diseased, breathed his last at Windsor, the…

  • What Regency Women Did For Us

    What Regency Women Did For Us
    av Rachel Knowles

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473882249

    Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they received little education and had very few rights. This book tells the inspirational stories of twelve women, from ve…

  • The Irish War of Independence and Civil War

    The Irish War of Independence and Civil War

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526757982

    In the aftermath of the First World War, a political revolution took place in what was then the United Kingdom. Such upheavals were common in postwar Europe, as new states came into being and new borders were forged. What made the revolution in the…

  • One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

    One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2
    av Hayes, Adrian

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751652

    A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world's most unpredictable and perilous mountain.Sitting just lower than Everest at 8,611 metres above sea level on the China-Pakistan border, the Savage Mountain claims th…

  • Living in Medieval England

    Living in Medieval England
    av Kathryn Warner

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526754059

    1326 was one of the most dramatic years in English history. The queen of England, Isabella of France, invaded the country with an army of mercenaries to destroy her husband's powerful and detested lover, Hugh Despenser the Younger, and brought down…

  • The History Behind Game of Thrones

    The History Behind Game of Thrones
    av David C Weinczok

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526781451

    A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered under a banner of truce within a mighty castle. A war…

  • The Spanish Flu Epidemic and its Influence on History

    The Spanish Flu Epidemic and its Influence on History
    av Jaime Breitnauer

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745170

    On the second Monday of March 1918, the world changed forever. What seemed like a harmless cold morphed into a global pandemic that would wipe out as many as a hundred-million people - ten times as many as the Great War. German troops faltered lendi…

  • Spinning and Weaving

    Spinning and Weaving
    av Huggins-Cooper, Lynn

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526724526

    This book offers a whistle-stop guide to the history of spinning and weaving. The story begins in prehistory when people first wove yarns to create clothing and blankets. The book explores the ways in which spinning and weaving has continued to be i…

  • Sejanus: Regent of Rome

    Sejanus: Regent of Rome
    av John S McHugh

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526714978

    The figure of Sejanus has fascinated from ancient to more modern times. Sejanus, the emperor Tiberius' infamous Praetorian Prefect, is synonymous with over-reaching ambition, murder, conspiracy and betrayal. According to the traditional storyline, t…

  • How to Survive in Ancient Egypt

    How to Survive in Ancient Egypt
    av Charlotte Booth

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526753496

    Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who would you go to if you got ill, or if yo…

  • The Roman Imperial Succession

    The Roman Imperial Succession
    av John D Grainger

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526766045

    John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus' system was a mixture of heredity, senatorial and military influenc…

  • Following in the Footsteps of King Arthur

    Following in the Footsteps of King Arthur
    av Andrew Beattie

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526727817

    The story of King Arthur is one of the best known in English history: he was the boy who was schooled by Merlin and who claimed his right to lead the Britons against the Saxons by drawing a sword from a stone; later, he was the warrior who congregat…

  • Hitler and his Women

    Hitler and his Women
    av Phil Carradice

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526779540

    Adolf Hitler - a ranting, evil demagogue whose insane ambitions and beliefs took the world to the brink of extinction and caused the deaths of millions. And yet there was another side to the Fuhrer, one that was rarely seen and even now remains unkn…

  • The Forgotten German Genocide

    The Forgotten German Genocide
    av Peter C Brown

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526773746

    The Potsdam Conference (officially known as the "Berlin Conference"), was held from 17 July to 2 August 1945 at Cecilienhof Palace, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm, in Brandenburg, and saw the leaders of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the…

  • The Rise and Fall of a Medieval Family

    The Rise and Fall of a Medieval Family
    av Kathryn Warner

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526744937

    The Despensers were a baronial English family who rose to great prominence in the reign of Edward II (1307-27) when Hugh Despenser the Younger became the king's chamberlain, favourite and perhaps lover. He and his father Hugh the Elder wielded great…

  • The Gunpowder Plot Deceit

    The Gunpowder Plot Deceit
    av Beardsley, Martyn R

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526725684

    Most people think they know the story of the Gunpowder Plot, and of how a bloody catastrophe was averted at the eleventh hour when Guy Fawkes was caught lurking in the shadows beneath the Houses of Parliament.But what if it wasn't like that at all?…

  • The Gunpowder Plot Deceit

    The Gunpowder Plot Deceit
    av Beardsley, Martyn R

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751423

    Most people think they know the story of the Gunpowder Plot, and of how a bloody catastrophe was averted at the eleventh hour when Guy Fawkes was caught lurking in the shadows beneath the Houses of Parliament.But what if it wasn't like that at all?…

  • Charles II and his Escape into Exile

    Charles II and his Escape into Exile
    av Martyn R Beardsley

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526725721

    Returning to England to try to reclaim his throne, King Charles II was defeated at the Battle of Worcester - but the battle to save his own life had only just begun. Pursued wherever he went by soldiers from the conflict as well as local militia, Ch…

  • The Mother of the Bront s

    The Mother of the Bront s
    av Sharon Wright

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526757609

    At long last, the untold story of the mysterious Mrs Bront .They were from different lands, different classes, different worlds almost.The chances of Cornish gentlewoman Maria Branwell even meeting the poor Irish curate Patrick Bront in Regency Engl…

  • The Mother of the Bront s

    The Mother of the Bront s
    av Sharon Wright

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526738486

    **At long last, the untold story of the mysterious Mrs Bront .**They were from different lands, different classes, different worlds almost.The chances of Cornish gentlewoman Maria Branwell even meeting the poor Irish curate Patrick Bront in Regency…

  • A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool

    A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool
    av Rossini, Gill

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526718099

    The story of Liverpool's women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liverp…

  • Aunt Branwell and the Bront  Legacy

    Aunt Branwell and the Bront Legacy
    av Holland, Nick

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526722232

    Elizabeth Branwell was born in Penzance in 1770, a member of a large and influential Cornish family of merchants and property owners. In 1821 her life changed forever when her sister Maria fell dangerously ill. Leaving her comfortable life behind, E…

  • Tales from the Big House: Nostell Priory

    Tales from the Big House: Nostell Priory
    av Rochford, Michael J

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526702708

    As long ago as the twelfth century, St Oswald's Priory at Nostell, near Pontefract, was home to canons of the order of St Augustine, and until it was dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII it was one of the wealthiest priories in the country. In s…

  • Historical Research Using British Newspapers

    Historical Research Using British Newspapers
    av Denise Bates

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473859005

    Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person or a place or a time or a topic can r…

  • The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch

    The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch
    av Hoffs, Gill

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526734396

    The ship was almost instantly in flames Some jumped overboard immediately, and all was in indescribable confusion. The masts began to fall one after another, and it is supposed killed great numbers by their descent. Others, it is feared, were roaste…

  • The Pug Who Bit Napoleon

    The Pug Who Bit Napoleon
    av Mimi Matthews

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526705006

    From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of the quirkiest and most poignant animal tales of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Meet Fortune, the Pug who bit Nap…

  • The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family

    The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family
    av Rosalind Anderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526727619

    Based in Perthshire, the Murray family played an important role in all Jacobite rebellions, whether as rebels or supporters of the government. During the Great Rising of 1715, the head of the family the Duke of Atholl remained loyal to the Hanoveria…

  • Struggle and Suffrage in Windsor

    Struggle and Suffrage in Windsor
    av Johnson, Katharine

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526719256

    Windsor's role in the women's suffrage story is a fascinating one and yet has received very little attention. At drawing room meetings, debates and rallies suffragists fought not just for the right to put a cross on a ballot paper but so that they c…

  • The History of Gibbeting

    The History of Gibbeting
    av Samantha Priestley

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526755186

    The history of gibbeting is the story of one of Britain's most brutal forms of punishments, the hanging of criminals in a body shaped metal cage as a warning and as a form of justice. From the folklore of live gibbetings to the eerie historical docu…

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    av Passingham, Ian

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526757616

    Half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11: The Moon Landing In Real Time brings the mission back to life as never before in a thrillin…

  • The Real World of Victorian Steampunk

    The Real World of Victorian Steampunk
    av Webb, Simon

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526732859

    In the last few decades, steampunk has blossomed from being a rather obscure and little-known subgenre of science fiction into a striking and distinctive style of fashion, art, design and even music. It is in the written word however that steampunk…

  • Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

    Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751393

    Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837' is an engaging and lively collection of original, thought-provoking essays. Its route from Lady Jane Grey's nine-day reign to Queen Victoria's accession provides ample opportunities to examine complex interac…

  • Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

    Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526744975

    Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837 is an engaging and lively collection of original, thought-provoking essays. Its route from Lady Jane Grey's nine-day reign to Queen Victoria's accession provides ample opportunities to examine complex interact…

  • Ireland and the Monarch.

    Ireland and the Monarch.
    av John Gibney

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526757647

    In the twenty-first century there are two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, and two very different heads of state represent the populations of Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively: the elected presidency of the republic, and the hereditar…