Middle Ages

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Non-fiction

The Middle Ages cover the period from the Fall of the Holy Roman Empire, through the Norman Conquest and the Black Death and ending with the start of the Renaissance.

Sicily

John Julius Norwich

'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake…

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Magna Carta

David Starkey

'A soaring account of the months that transformed a messy feudal squabble into Magna Carta…his crisp storytelling, based around short chapters and rolling rhetoric, is extremely entertaining.' Dan Jones, Mail on Sunday 'I thor…

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Cake: A Slice of History

Alysa Levene

My sister had three wedding cakes. Rather than spend a lot of money on a traditional cake she asked our grandmother, our mother, and our step-mother to make their signature bakes. My grandmother made the rich fruit cake she always baked at…

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Coined

Kabir Sehgal

Money isn't just coins, bank notes or clamshells; it is more than a store of value or unit of payment. It's an idea, a transformative player in how we view, cope, and harmonise with the world. Money isn't just what makes the wor…

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Agincourt

Ranulph Fiennes

25 October 2015 was the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt – a hugely resonant event in English (and French) history. Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event, revealing that three of his own ancestors fought in the…

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Women Who Ruled

Claudia Gold

'Poisoners', 'whores', 'witches' and 'murderers' – or so their enemies claimed. From Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, to the villainous Catherine de Medici and her flying squadron, to England's 'Gloriana…

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