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Turning Points: Crisis and Change in Modern Britain, f rom 1945 to Truss Steve Richards Piers Brendon

A Northern Wind: Britain 1962–65 David Kynaston Barnaby Crowcroft

Imperial Island: A History of Empire in Modern Britain Charlotte Lydia Riley power & politics Blake Smith

The Handover: How We Gave Control of Our Lives to Corporations, States and AIs David Runciman Alan Ryan

The New Leviathans: Thoughts After Liberalism John Gray Bruce Caldwell

The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism Sebastian Edwards history Chris Given-Wilson

The Hundred Years War, Volume V: Triumph and Illusion Jonathan Sumption Sarah Gristwood

Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Marriage That Shook Europe John Guy & Julia Fox Harry Sidebottom

Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World Mary Beard Philip Parker

The Bone Chests: Unlocking the Secrets of the Anglo-Saxons Cat Jarman Jane Ridley

Sing As We Go: Britain Between the Wars Simon Heffer Rana Mitter

Sparks: China’s Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future Ian Johnson

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