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When Henry VIII Came to Dinner, by Paul Wreyford

When Henry VIII Came to Dinner, by Paul Wreyford

Comically memorable examinations of the characters presented.

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The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The latest from the acclaimed Tudor historian looks at a new area of study: the courtly code.

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Queen High, by C.J. Carey

Queen High, by C.J. Carey

An alternate reality where Wallis Simpson is queen is a compulsive literary thriller.

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The Fall, by Henry Reece

The Fall, by Henry Reece

A realistic account of very human chaos shaped by individual agency and contingency.

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Templars, by Steve Tibble

Trevor James

A coherent analysis of an historical phenomenon which rose to enormous influence.

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Rule Britannia, by Alec Marsh

Mark Ellis

The first Drabble & Harris Thriller is a highly entertaining read.

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Iron and Blood, by Peter H. Wilson

Gordon Corrigan

A magnificent and very readable explanation of a grand sweep of history.

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SAS Brothers in Arms, by Damien Lewis

Alan Bardos

Stirling and Mayne are to the fore in this extraordinary story.

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Battle for the Island Kingdom, by Don Hollway

Andrew Rollo

A new history on England and the 11th century is great for both scholar and amateur.

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Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962, by Max Hastings

Mark Ellis

The Cuban Missile Crisis was Kennedy's finest hour, when the world was at the brink of nuclear Armageddon.

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Elizabeth and Philip, by Tessa Dunlop

Nicola Cornick

This splendid book provides a fresh perspective on a well-known story.

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The World: A Family History, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Luke Pepera

An expansive, enlightening, and entertaining history of some of humanity’s most interesting characters.

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The Convoy, by Angus Konstam

John McKay

One convoy during the Battle of the Atlantic provides for an entertaining read.

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