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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.


The Roar of the Lion
Author Richard Toye speaks about the British public’s opinion of Winston Churchill in 1945 on BBC 2.
Great Catastrophe
Thomas de Waal’s new book is reviewed in the Telegraph.
Napoleon: On War
Test your knowledge of military strategists with this quiz on Napoleon Bonaparte and Carl von Clausewitz.
Five Year Mission
In this video, author Tim Bale explores the reasons behind the Labour party’s defeat in the 2015 election.
Women and the Vote
Jad Adams writes about the myth of the pacific woman in this blog post.
Hall of Mirrors
Barry Eichengreen offers the first and only systematic comparative analysis of the Great Depression and the Great Recession.
Great Shakespeare Actors
Stanley Wells’ ‘well written’ book is reviewed by the British Theatre Guide.

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