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History

Explore the world of the early Stuart monarchs and their reign over Scotland, Ireland, and England in Tim Harris's enthralling new account encompassing the affairs of state and the lives of ordinary citizens. Follow the gripping events that led to all three kingdoms ultimately rising in rebellion against them. Discover the scandalous true story of Regency rake William Jackson, and his descent into crime and depravity in a society filled with the trappings of temptation. Find out how popular Churchill’s speeches were during World War II, and re-examine the politics of the 1940s. 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 Dan Stone and Richard Davenport-Hines discuss their work.

Browse some of the best history books available including award winners by Caroline Shenton on The Day Parliament Burned Down and Mary Fulbrook on A Small Town Near Auschwitz.

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Taken at the Flood
To celebrate the publication of Taken at the Flood, a tale of the Roman conquest of classical Greece, you could win a luxury Mediterranean hamper worth over £150.
From The Economic History Association
"Grossman addresses an important question and his judgments are uniformly well reasoned and balanced" Hugh Rockoff reviews Wrong
Visions of Science
Read an extract from Visions of Science: Books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age by James Secord.
From Newstalk
Author David I. Kertzer talks about his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
From The Independent
Sean O'Grady discusses the mysterious circumstances of the Reichstag fire, and reviews Burning the Reichstag by Benjamin Carter-Tett.
Piero della Francesca
Read James R. Banks introduction to Piero della Francesca, a fifteenth century master of perspective as man, artist, and scholar
The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War
Sir Hew Strachan considers how we might learn from the 4-year commemoration of the First World War.

History Clips...

Martin Thomas on the collapse of the British and French empires after the Second World War.

Dan Stone, on the unravelling of the anti-fascist consensus in Europe after World War Two.

OUPBlog articles from the sharpest minds...

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

Articles archive on the OUPblog

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