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Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe (by Nancy Goldstone)

Phoenix (01 Jun, 2009)

The four beautiful, cultured and clever daughters of the Count and Countess of Provence made illustrious marriages and lived at the epicentre of political power and intrigue in 13th-century Europe.

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The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (by Antonia Fraser)

Phoenix (01 Nov, 2002)

The Gunpowder Plot was 17th century terrorism with the Catholics as a repressed religious minority. This is a well-researched full telling of the unhappy conspiracy and its historical and social context.

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White Mischief (by James Fox)

Vintage (05 Feb, 1998)

Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head. A leading figure in Kenya's colonial community, he had recently been appointed Military Secretary, but he was primarily a seducer of other men's wive ...

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Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps (by Fergus Fleming)

Granta Books (22 Aug, 2001)

The fascinating history of the conquest of the Alps.

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Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (by Michael Newton)

Faber and Faber (17 Feb, 2003)

In Savage Girls and Wild Boys, Newton tackles the perennially compelling topic of children raised by animals. He examines the lives of these children, of the adults who rescued them and asks what they can teach us about notions of civilisation.

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Necropolis: London and Its Dead (by Catharine Arnold)

Pocket Books (05 Mar, 2007)

Offering an historical narrative of London's attitude to going the way of all flesh, this book blends archaeology, architecture and anecdotes in order to document the rise of the undertaking trade, covering everything from the pageantry of state funerals to public executions and bodysnatching.

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London Under London: A Subterranean Guide (by Richard Trench, Ellis Hillman)

John Murray Publishers Ltd (23 Sep, 1993)

A fascinating description of what was & is under modern day London from wire and tunnels to burials and archeological finds.

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