'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times ... read more

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

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 British History

Series:Brief Histories

A complete new history of the world's greatest stone circle Britain's leading expert on stone circles turns his attention to the greatest example of them all - Stonehenge. Every aspect of Stonehenge is re-considered in Aubrey Burl's new analysis. He explains for the... read more

Brief History of Stonehenge

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 General

Series:The Lamar Series in Western History

A renowned biographer compares the lives and times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his Australian counterpart Ned Kelly The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective cou... read more

Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

A general introduction to the classical world from its origins to the fall of the Roman Empire. The book focuses on questions of how we know about Classical civilization from archaeology and history; deals with the Mycenaean era and the world of Myth and Epic in... read more

A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization

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 Australian History

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE celebrates the influential Australians who made our nation great, as well as the ones who stopped us frombeing as great as we could have been but who have ended up with their own Wikipedia pages anyway. TV columnist, comedian andhistory buff Ben ... read more

Aussie Aussie Aussie

'You almost feel you are taking that trek with the party as Robert Macklin cites the obstacles - torrential river crossings, dense bush, the Snowy Mountains and more. Macklin covers Hume's public and private life, emphasising his affinity with the coun... read more

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

The Coves - San Francisco's first organised-crime gang - were Australians- men and women with criminal careers in Australia who had come to the US, mostly illegally, during the gold rush. The Co... read more

Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California

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 Australian History

Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every home How did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent? Which discovery ushered in a new era of immi... read more

The Story of Australia

'Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands.' Four... read more

Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe

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 General

A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period-one not easily chronicled wi... read more

Medieval Europe

A very readable work of reference offering a survey in chronological order, from AD 84 to 1746, of the major battles which have taken place on British soil, from the Roman occupation to Culloden, the last battle fought... read more

A Brief Guide to British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden

In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp,and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for theirnext outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on tipsfrom generation t... read more

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