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On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey and Suff... read more

The King is Dead
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Written by the Oxford historian Henrietta Leyser, Bede's England is a gazetteer to the remaining Anglo-Saxon ruins in England, many of them from the time of the Venerable Bede. For those who have bought Simon Jenkins' 100 Best Churches and no... read more

Beda: A Journey to the Seven Kingdoms at the Time of Bede
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On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the world on t... read more

Chernobyl
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Following on from volume 1 of Australians on the Western Front 1918- The Great German Offensive, volume 2, The Battle for the Hindenburg Line, concludes with a detailed account of the final battles of World War I and the defeat of German ar... read more

Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume II
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A fascinating insight into French ambition and amity in Australia, bursting with joie de vivre' - David Hunt, bestselling author of Girt In the northern winter of 1814, a French armada set sail for New South Wales. The armada's mission was the invasion of Sydney, an... read more

Napoleon's Australia
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The extraordinary story of the 20th century's most recognisable building, with new insights into the controversy and drama that surrounded its construction.

The House - The Dramatic Story of the Sydney Opera House and the People Who Made It
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The British and Russian Royal Families met three times before the Romanovs' tragic end in 1918. The Imperial Tea Party draws back the curtain on those pivotal encounters between these two grea... read more

The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance
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The Habsburgs have been described at one extreme as demons - responsible for a 'long history of atrocities'; and, at the other, as dodos - living fossils unable to adapt to the modern world. In reality, the flamboyant royal family appear, in many ways, to have behaved much like most o... read more

THE HABSBURGS
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#1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world, written by one of America's most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of stateA Fascist, observes Madeleine Al... read more

Fascism - A Warning
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A riveting spy story set in World War Two. Using declassified documents and extensive original research, Secret Pigeon Service tells the dramatic untold story of MI 14(d) and its spy networks including ... read more

Secret Pigeon Service: Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Occupied Europe
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Scottish History: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace th... read more

Scottish History - A Complete Introduction
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Overcoming segregation, discrimination, personal hardship and political betrayal...... Nyunggai Warren Mundine tells it all in black and white. Warre' s raw, intimate success story shines a bright and inspiring light showing there is no limit to what you ca... read more

Warren Mundine in Black and White
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