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History

Enter the exclusive world of Elizabeth I and meet the Virgin Queen’s most coveted courtiers. Discover the true, never-before-told story of a scandalous nineteenth-century convent by one of the world’s leading papal historians. Explore how the momentous battle at Waterloo changed the course of history forever. Find out how a deceptively unimposing force of Arabian tribes conquered and redefined the old world order. This page brings you the widest range of accessible history books from the sharpest minds.

Read blog articles on a range of history topics and watch videos of OUP authors such as Caroline Shenton and Mary Fulbrook discuss their work.

Browse some of the best history books available including bestsellers by Peter Longerich on Heinrich Himmler and Jonathan Steinberg on Bismarck.

Features...

in The Spectator
Thomas de Waal’s new book "offers pain reading, compelling for the general reader, a cathartic for Armenian and Turk alike".
Win a membership to English Heritage
You could win two adult, year-long memberships to English Heritage, ensuring full-access to over 400 historic sites.
Five Year Mission
The Independent sheds light on how Professor Tim Bale’s book paints a subtler picture of Ed Miliband.
Great Shakespeare Actors
See what the Independent is saying about this "brisk, fascinating theatrical voyage through more than four centuries".
Veiled Warriors
Discover the real story of allied nursing in the First World War with this exclusive excerpt.
The Nuns of Sant' Ambrogio
Does the controversial story of the roman convent of Sant’ Ambrogio need to be retold for the 21st century?
Waterloo
Professor and writer Alan Forrest explores how the Battle of Waterloo has been remembered throughout history.

History Clips...

Susan Doran on the varied relationships of Queen Elizabeth I.

Hester Vaizey on what it was like to grow up within the Berlin Wall.

OUPBlog articles from the sharpest minds...

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Meet the authors

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

Articles archive on the OUPblog

Browse more history articles from around the world.