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    Forty-five gruesome but not gratuitous accounts from the Tudor reign, including the death of Richard III and the botched execution of Mary Queen of Scots.This decidedly darker take on the Tudors, from 1485 to 1603, covers a whole host of horrors from the Tudor reign. Particular attention is paid to the various gruesome ways in which the Tudors despatched their various villains and lawbreakers, ... Read more

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  • John Keats

    Poetry, Life & Landscapes

    by Suzie Grogan ...
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  • 1919

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    by Simon Webb ...
    The little-known true story of rioting and rebellion among British veterans and workers after the end of World War I.On the August Bank Holiday of 1919, the government in London dispatched warships to the northern city of Liverpool in an overwhelming show of force. Thousands of troops, backed by tanks, had been trying without success to suppress disorder on the streets.Earlier that year in London, ... Read more

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  • Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2

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  • 1920

    A Year of Global Turmoil

    “History writing at its best . . . teasing out extraordinary parallels between our current world and that of a century ago.” —Tim Butcher, author of Blood RiverA pandemic has killed millions. Violent uprisings are tearing apart the Middle East. Nationalism is on the march in Europe. An unlikely candidate is running for president in the US on a populist platform to put “America first.” The year is ... Read more

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  • Mrs Despard and the Suffrage Movement

    Founder of The Women's Freedom League

    The biography of an activist who dedicated her long life to standing up for women, children, and the poor.Charlotte Despard, social reformer and suffragette, was always known as Mrs Despard, never Charlotte. Her name should be as familiar to historians as those of Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett—yet she remains overlooked.Born in 1844, she found solace in literature during a difficult ... Read more

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  • Convicts in the Colonies

    Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia

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    “A book that looks deeply into the lives of some of the convicts who were sentenced in court to be transported to Botany Bay.” —Pirates and PrivateersIn the eighty years between 1787 and 1868 more than 160,000 men, women and children convicted of everything from picking pockets to murder were sentenced to be transported beyond the seas. These convicts were destined to serve out their sentences in ... Read more

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  • The Peasants' Revolting Lives

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  • Creating Hitler's Germany

    The Birth of Extremism

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    A historian seeks to answer “What created Hitler’s Germany?” by examining personal stories and first-hand accounts of post-World War I German families.Germany’s defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself.Weaving the stories of three German families from the ... Read more

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  • Apollo 11

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  • Great British Family Names and Their History

    What's in a Name?

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  • The Daughters of George III

    Sisters & Princesses

    An in-depth look into the lives of the six daughters of King George III of England.In the dying years of the 18th century, the corridors of Windsor echoed to the footsteps of six princesses. They were Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, the daughters of King George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Though more than fifteen years divided the births of the eldest ... Read more

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