History

General History

From the lavishly illustrated, popular 'Seventy' series to the award-winning scholarship in The True History of Chocolate, from such engrossing reads as The Story of Writing to Gay Life and Culture, our books on history are broad in reach, ambitious in scale and second to none.

Across the Arctic

Across the Arctic Ocean

Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

  • Hardback
A wonderful record … Sir Wally's greatness lives on in this book – The Scotsman

The Age of Empires
  • Hardback
It would be very difficult to find a more beautifully produced book … the images are simply breathtaking … this is a book to be enjoyed for the most part at leisure, as a kind of stimulant for the mind and senses – The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

The Arms of Greece and her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period
  • Hardback
Fresh and convincing … will undoubtedly become the standard reference on Balkan weapons – Military Illustrated

Bitten By Witch Fever

Bitten By Witch Fever

Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home

  • Hardback without Jacket
In Hawksley's engaging prose, Morris comes across as a contradictory figure - just like the poisonously beautiful wallpaper that adorned so many Victorian homes and like the sumptuous pages of this handsome book, hiding a dark social history within – World of Interiors

Books: A Living History
  • Hardback
A feast for bibliophiles and those fascinated by the world of print – We Love This Book

Books: A Living History
  • Paperback with flaps
The perfect book for bibliophiles … elegantly designed and produced – The Oldie

Cabinets of Curiosities
  • Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)
Superb … extremely erudite … lavishly and beautifully illustrated, showing so many strange things that you can only marvel and stare at them in wide-eyed wonder – The Herald

The Calendar

The Calendar

Measuring Time

  • Paperback
Intensely readable … de Bourgoing weaves a rich, anecdotal line – Antiques Magazine

Chinese Lives

Chinese Lives

The People who Made a Civilization

  • Hardback
A fresh approach to the story of China, told through biographies of almost 100 men and women from all walks of life from over 3,000 years of history

Chronicle of the Russian Tsars

Chronicle of the Russian Tsars

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia

  • Paperback
The essential book on tsarist Russia – a highly readable popular history and a unique work of reference

The Cold War
  • Paperback (with 10 facsimile documents)
Very good indeed … well designed, with a perfect balance between pictures and text. It’s informative and authoritative … a fascinating look at a period that many of us lived through – Bournemouth Daily Echo

Conquest of Everest

The Conquest of Everest

Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent

  • Hardback
… it’s what’s behind the myths that George Lowe’s camera captures so completely, and which makes this book such a great celebration of these ambitious mountaineers and their achievement. – Traveller

Crossing of Antarctica

The Crossing of Antarctica

Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

  • Hardback
The Crossing of Antarctica is the most vivid way of reliving the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, short of mounting one of your own – The Scotsman

The D-Day Atlas

The D-Day Atlas

Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign

  • Paperback
Well-informed and clearly illustrated … excellent – The Guardian