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Explore the manifold stories of the British Isles with a vast range of books that light up different corners of the British and Irish past, from Celts to Churchill, and from Tudors to Thatcher and beyond. Here you will find the bestselling titles on British History from the likes of Andrew Marr, Dan Jones and Alison Weir, David Olusoga’s pioneering works on Black British History, as well as biographies of figures who shaped the fate of these island nations.

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Empireland
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The White Ship
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The Shortest History of England
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George III
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Army Girls
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Black Gold
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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The Anglo-Saxons
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Scoff
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Powers and Thrones
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Behind the Enigma
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George V
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The Northumbrians
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain
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The Prime Ministers We Never Had
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England's Villages
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Traitor King
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Noble Ambitions
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Art historian and printmaker Amy Jeffs brings a fresh perspective to the mythology that flows through Britain for an enlightening, transporting survey of the stories that suffuse our landscape and have shaped its people.
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The Making of Oliver Cromwell
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London Clay
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Devil-Land
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The Battle of London 1939-45
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On the Cusp
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Crown & Sceptre
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The Radical Potter
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The Red Prince
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Honourable Misfits
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The Dissolution of the Monasteries
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Scenes from Prehistoric Life
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Meet the Georgians
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The Tudors in Love
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The Secret Royals
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National Treasures
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The Prime Ministers We Never Had
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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes
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Our Best British History Gift Books

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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The Wordhord
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Secret Britain
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Gimson's Kings and Queens
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STRATA
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Gimson's Prime Ministers
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History of Britain and Ireland
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Pocket Magna Carta
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Treasures of British History
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The English Civil War
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A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps
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Country House Secrets
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The White Ship
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Scoff
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The Shortest History of England
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Elizabethans
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Black and British
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Anatomy of a Killing
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The Glamour Boys
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A House Through Time
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The Northumbrians
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Spirit of Place
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The Gatekeeper
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Excellent Essex
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52 Times Britain was a Bellend
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Digging Up Britain
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Palace of Palms
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Imperial Mud
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The Interest
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Circles and Squares
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Black and British

Natives
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Black and British
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Black Tudors
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Brit(ish)
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Tribes
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Black London
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One of Them
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100 Great Black Britons
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I Am Not Your Baby Mother
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Mixed/Other
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We're Here Because You Were There
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Musical Truth
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Black Britain
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Back to Black
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Safe
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Biracial Britain
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The 20th Century

The Prime Ministers
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Elizabethans
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Court Number One
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Square Haunting
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A History of Modern Britain
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Appeasing Hitler
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Black Diamonds
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Making Sense of the Troubles
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British Summer Time Begins
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The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
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Citizen Clem
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Who Dares Wins
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The Quest for Queen Mary
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Suffragettes
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Austerity Britain, 1945-1951
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Margaret Thatcher
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Rise Up Women!
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State of Emergency
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Empire and its Legacies

Empireland
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The Anarchy
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Natives
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Orientalism
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The Patient Assassin
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Lords of the Desert
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The World's War
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Inglorious Empire
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Empire
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The Hungry Empire
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Empire
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Ten Cities that Made an Empire
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The Fatal Shore
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Insurgent Empire
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From the Ruins of Empire
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Captives
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The 19th Century

The Five
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Queen Victoria
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Trafalgar
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Dominion
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Victorious Century
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Disraeli
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In These Times
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Victoria's Wars
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The Invention of Murder
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Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England
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The Peterloo Massacre
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Victorians Undone
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Inconvenient People
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Palaces of Pleasure
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High Minds
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Building Jerusalem
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Fanny and Stella
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Eminent Victorians
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The 17th and 18th Centuries

Witchfinders
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Witches
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The English Civil War
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Killers of the King
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Jacobites
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The Covent Garden Ladies
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To Catch A King
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1666
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Civil War
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Courtiers
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1606
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The Leveller Revolution
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The Strangest Family
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White King
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Culloden
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The English Civil War At First Hand
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Royal Renegades
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The Tudors

Black Tudors
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The Hollow Crown
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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The Private Lives of the Tudors
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Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him
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Thomas Cromwell
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My Heart is My Own
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How to be a Tudor
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The Watchers
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Tudor
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Tudors
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Elizabeth of York
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Elizabeth, the Queen
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The Lost Tudor Princess
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Elizabeth
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Winter King
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The Lives of Tudor Women
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Medieval Britain

The White Ship
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The Plantagenets
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Medieval Bodies
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She-Wolves
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The Norman Conquest
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The Song of Simon de Montfort
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The King in the North
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The Light Ages
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A Great and Terrible King
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In the Land of Giants
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The Brothers York
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Matilda
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Daughters of Chivalry
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Queens of the Conquest
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The Warrior Queen
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Foundation
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Anglo-Saxon Britain

Viking Britain
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Mercia
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A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons
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In the Land of Giants
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Alfred the Great
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The Private Lives of the Saints
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The Anglo-Saxon Age
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Aethelstan
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Boudica
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The First Kingdom
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AEthelflaed: A Ladybird Expert Book
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Elfrida
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Aelfred's Britain
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The King in the North
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Anglo-Saxon England
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Ancient Britain

Scenes from Prehistoric Life
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A History of Ancient Britain
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Secret Britain
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Britain BC
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Britain After Rome
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Roman Britain
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Pagan Britain
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Warrior
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The Wall
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Under Another Sky
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The Sutton Hoo Story
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Home
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Britain Begins
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The Romans Who Shaped Britain
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Stonehenge
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Scottish History

A History Of Scotland
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The Scottish Clearances
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The Poor Had No Lawyers
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The Scottish Nation
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When The Clyde Ran Red
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The Picts
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The Scots
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Civil War
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The Scottish Enlightenment
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The Life and Death of St. Kilda
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An Orkney Tapestry
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The Faded Map
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Orcadia
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Picts, Gaels and Scots
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Scotland: History of a Nation
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Irish History

Old Ireland in Colour
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Making Sense of the Troubles
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The Partition
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The Best Catholics in the World
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The Story of Ireland
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A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000
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The Border
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How The Irish Saved Civilization
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Bad Blood
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A Secret History of the IRA
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A Brief History of Ireland
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Vivid Faces
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A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes
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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
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A Nation and not a Rabble
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The Arms Crisis of 1970
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Modern Ireland 1600-1972
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Easter 1916
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Welsh History

Wales' Unknown Hero: Soldier, Spy, Monk
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A History of Wales
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The Story of Wales
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A Little Gay History of Wales
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Wales
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Wales
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The Welsh Kings
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The History of Wales
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The Little Book of Wales
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Wales and the Britons, 350-1064
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Owain Glyndwr
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Wales
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People, Places and Passions
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The Welsh The Biography
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White Debt
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The Channel
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The BBC
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The Barn
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The Making of Our Urban Landscape
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Churchill, Master and Commander
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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes
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National Treasures
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Connecting Scotland's History
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On the Trail of Scotland's History
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Time Song
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Small Island
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Shadowlands
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