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It is only from studying the past that we can learn about the present and so great history books are essential reading for anyone with an interest in the modern world. From the traditions of the Ancient World, expertly recounted by Mary Beard and Tom Holland, to reflections on the twentieth-century by the likes of Andrew Marr and David Kynaston – not to mention pioneering works by David Olusoga on Black British history – here are books that illuminate previous centuries and help us to understand our shared past.

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Our Best History Books

A Promised Land
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The Anarchy
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Normandy '44
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Dictators
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Wisdom of the Ancients
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JFK
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Natives
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Dominion
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Sicily '43
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Prisoners of Geography
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Dresden
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Codebreaking Sisters
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Chastise
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Black and British
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The Spy and the Traitor
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Ravenna
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Burning the Books
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100 Great Black Britons
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Elizabethans
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Why the Germans Do it Better
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The Shortest History of England
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Agent Sonya
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War
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Wisdom of the Ancients
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Sicily '43
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Black Spartacus
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Burning the Books
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The White Ship
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The Light Ages
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Ravenna
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The Children of Ash and Elm
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Those Who Forget
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The Ratline
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Eat the Buddha
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The Real Crown Jewels of England
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2020's Best Paperbacks

Afropean
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Dominion
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Dresden
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Appeasing Hitler
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A Short History of London
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Codebreaking Sisters
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Dictators
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Chastise
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The Anarchy
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Court Number One
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The Song of Simon de Montfort
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Normandy '44
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The Twins of Auschwitz
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Crusaders
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Who Owns England?
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The Borgias
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A Woman of No Importance
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First to Fight
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Natives
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Black and British
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Homecoming
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Don't Touch My Hair
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Brit(ish)
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Safe
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Dreaming in a Nightmare
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Black, Listed
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100 Great Black Britons
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Black Britain
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Black Tudors
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Lovers and Strangers
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Staying Power
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
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Voices of the Windrush Generation
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Heart Of The Race
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

The English Civil War
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The Madman's Library
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Meditations
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Treasures of World History
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World War II: Infographics
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The Art of War
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The Book in the Cathedral
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The Greek and Roman Myths
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Himalaya
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Battles that Changed History
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Square Haunting
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Spirit of Place
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Civilization
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History of Britain and Ireland
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Pandora's Jar
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The Story of China
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The White Ship
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The Shortest History of England
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A Dictionary of RAF Slang
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Gwynne's Kings and Queens
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Triumph and Disaster
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The Times On This Day
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Votes For Women!
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Battle of Trafalgar
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George III (Penguin Monarchs)
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AEthelflaed: A Ladybird Expert Book
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The SAS Pocket Manual
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Kings and Queens
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The Spitfire Pocket Manual
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Great Britain
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Our Best Military History Books

The Second World War
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World War One
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The Battle of Britain
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The War of the World
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Codebreaking Sisters
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Black Poppies
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Chastise
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Spitfire
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Dresden
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A Woman of No Importance
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First to Fight
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Arnhem
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The Art of War
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Wings on My Sleeve
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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
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Normandy '44
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A Spy Among Friends
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Burma '44
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Our Best British History Books

Black and British
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Chastise
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Black Tudors
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Battle of Britain
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Endell Street
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Spitfire
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The World's War
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Lancaster
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Staying Power
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Seashaken Houses
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A Raid Over Berlin
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Mother Country
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A Line in the Sand
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52 Times Britain was a Bellend
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I Spy
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Sons of the Waves
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Our Best World History Books

Revolutionary Iran
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Maoism
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Sapiens
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The Silk Roads
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The New Silk Roads
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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A Little History of the World
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The Square and the Tower
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
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Koh-i-Noor
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Histories of Nations
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The Earth is Weeping
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The Secret World
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A Line in the Sand
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Jerusalem
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The Islamic Enlightenment
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Our Best European History Books

A Short History of Europe
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Reckonings
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Last Witnesses
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Chernobyl
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Chernobyl Prayer
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France
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A Certain Idea of France
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The Race to Save the Romanovs
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Travellers in the Third Reich
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Red Famine
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East West Street
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October
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Les Parisiennes
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The Templars
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Blitzed
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Istanbul
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The Years
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Our Best Ancient History Books

A World Beneath the Sands
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Infamy
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Cities of the Classical World
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SPQR
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The Darkening Age
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The Great Empires of Asia
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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith
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Praetorian
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Pax Romana
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The Odyssey
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Rubicon
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The Classical World
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Meditations
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The Story of Egypt
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The Mighty Dead
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The Spartans
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Babylon
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The Ancient Paths
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Ben Macintyre on Agent Sonya

Author Ben Macintyre discusses his new book Agent Sonya, and the extraordinary life of the most remarkable female spy in history, Ursula Kuczysnki.

Abdulrazak Gurnah on the Conflagration of the First World War in Africa

The award-winning novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah discusses the historical background of his new novel Afterlives.

James Holland on the Battle for Sicily

James Holland, military historian and author of Sicily '43, discusses the thirty eight day battle for Sicily and it's vital importance to the direction of World War II.