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Lofty

by Matt Clough The History Press (July 01, 2019)

Nat Lofthouse is a name that rings through the annals of English football history like few others. He was a pivotal figure in one of the true golden ages of the beautiful game, ending his career as the leading...


Katherine Howard

by Conor Byrne The History Press (April 01, 2019)

Over the years, Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, has been slandered as a ‘juvenile delinquent’, ‘empty-headed wanton’ and ‘natural-born tart’ who engaged in promiscuous liaisons prior...


And on Guitar...

by Jim Cregan & Andy Merriman The History Press (June 03, 2019)

Jim Cregan is an English rock guitarist, songwriter and producer, who in a career spanning fifty years has recorded numerous albums with stars such as Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney...


The Spy in the Tower

by Giselle K. Jakobs The History Press (May 01, 2019)

Giselle Jakobs' grandfather was the last person executed at the Tower of London. A family man who ran afoul of the Nazis, Josef Jakobs was ill-prepared for an espionage mission to England. Captured by the Home...


The Last Cambridge Spy

by Chris Smith The History Press (May 01, 2019)

John Cairncross was among the most damaging spies of the twentieth century. A member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring, he leaked highly sensitive documents from Bletchley Park, MI6 and the Treasury to the...


She Who Dares

by Lyndsy Spence The History Press (May 01, 2019)

‘Oh dear,’ said Evelyn Waugh of his society friends, ‘these great ladies.’ In this book of pen portraits, the reader is introduced to ten extraordinary women who were society stars in the interwar years,...


The Beautiful Spy

by David Tremain The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Often described as ‘the most beautiful spy’, Vera Eriksen could almost rival First World War spy Mata Hari and the various ‘Bond girls’ who followed her. Perhaps the archetypal ‘femme fatale’ of...


An Audience with Queen Victoria

by Ian Lloyd The History Press (March 01, 2019)

One of Britain's most famous and longest serving rulers, Queen Victoria saw widespread change across the planet. During her sixty-three-year reign, in which she became one of the most powerful and influential...


In the Wake of Mercedes Gleitze

by Doloranda Pember The History Press (February 01, 2019)

In 1927, Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim the English Channel, transforming her from a humble working-class typist into one of the most iconic sportswomen of her age. With no financial...


The Granite Men

by Jim Fiddes The History Press (March 01, 2019)

The great granite quarries of the North East are silent now, as are virtually all of the 100 granite yards that existed in Aberdeen around the year 1900. Granite is the most unyielding of building materials...


The Grit in the Pearl

by Lyndsy Spence The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country...