This is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating... read more

Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011

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 Australian History

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller
 In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van ... read more

The Ship That Never Was

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the _Norsemen_ they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe. Begi... read more

A Brief History of the Normans

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 British History

Series:Brief Histories

From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country... read more

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TUDOR AGE

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 General

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Russians : The People behind the Power

Francis Walsingham was the first 'spymaster' in the modern sense. His methods anticipated those of MI5 and MI6 and even those of the KGB. He maintained a network of spies across Europe, including double-agents at th... read more

Nophoto

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 British History

Series:Brief Lives S.

Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. Yet he has also been considered to be an invisible poet, self-depreciating and ironic, leaving only the breath of his comedy behind. In truth a great deal is known of him. He was a ... read more

Chaucer ( Brief Lives - Volume 1 )

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 General

Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaOscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the wo... read more

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress

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 General

Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaThe idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how peop... read more

Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

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 General

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

Terrifying rebellions and the ruthless strategies used to quell the, from Magellan to World War II.

A Brief History of Mutiny

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

'Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons,' is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated humanity ever since. Did they really exist? For centurie... read more

A Brief History of the Amazons: Women Warriors in Myth and History