Historical facts and comment.
The Starvation Blockades:
The Naval Blockades of WWI
During World War 1 Britain and Germany tried to starve each other into submission by naval blockades. Both blockades antagonised the USA. The torpedoing of the Lusitania with the heavy loss of US lives nearly brought America into […]
Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire
“An epic history of an extraordinary age.”
An epic narrative history of the New World and the people who discovered and conquered it.
Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France: The Treatment of Foreigners 1789-1799
“Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France is a fine book that merits space of the shelf of all collections that specialize in the French Revolution or the emergence of the two distinctly related and modern concepts of nationality and citizenship” […]
National Service: Diary of a Decade
The Slave Trade:
History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870
The author documents the slave trade, from its beginnings on the coast of West Africa in the fifteenth century, following the development of this massive shift of human lives across the centuries until its abolition in the late nineteenth […]
The Pocket Book of Patriots: 100 British Heroes
The Pocket Book of Patriotism proved that George Courtauld had a real gift for making history simple. The book became a word-of-mouth bestseller which dominated bookseller lists for many weeks. Now in this book he brings his talents to bear […]
The Calcrafts of Rempstone Hall: The Intriguing History of a Dorset Dynasty
Richard D. Ryder
This is a book on many levels. It is a biography of a family covering some 250 years. At one level, it is a book about sex, murder, mystery and black magic. At another, it is about the business […]
Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18
A vivid and compelling history of the Royal Navy during the First World War drawing on unique testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Based on eye-witness accounts of the action, General Julian Thompson has written a gripping history […]
The 1916 Experience: Verdun and the Somme
Imperial War Museum’s 1916 Experience contains 30 fascinating facsimile items of First World War memorabilia integrated into the pages of the book, allowing the reader to re-live this cataclysmic period of history.