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Meet the controversial and influential Erasmus Darwin and take a tour of the late eighteenth century English Enlightenment with prize-winning Patricia Fara as your guide. Discover the story of Udo Klausa and the events in a small town near Auschwitz that helped the murderous plans of the Nazi elite succeed. Find out who or what was responsible for the catastrophic burning of Parliament in 1834. 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.


Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts
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The Race for Paradise
Paul M. Cobb writes for the OUPblog on the title of caliph and the importance of remembering Islamic history.
From The Independent
Susan Elkin reviews James Anderson Winn's Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts in The Independent.
Napoleon: The End of Glory
Watch author Munro Price talk about Napoleon's reluctance to negotiate peace terms with his enemies.
From Veiled Warriors
Discover the real story of allied nursing during the First World War by reading the first chapter of Christine E. Hallett's Veiled Warriors.
From The Independent
Read a review of Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 by Marcus Tanner in The Independent.
From The Guardian
Read a selection of Top 10 war poems by Jon Stallworthy, editor of The New Oxford Book of War Poetry.

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