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Series: Brief Histories Series

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A Brief History of 1917: Russia's Year of Revolution by Roy Bainton
A Brief History of Britain 1066 - 1485 by Nicholas Vincent
A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660: The Tudor and Stuart Dynasties (Brief Histories) by Ronald Hutton
A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851 by William Gibson
A Brief History of Britain 1851 - 2010 by Jeremy Black
A Brief History of British Kings and Queens: British Royal History from Alfred the Great to the Present by Mike Ashley
A Brief History of British Sea Power by David Howarth
A Brief History of Fighting Ships by David Davies
A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins
A Brief History of Gangsters by Brian J. Robb
A brief history of globalization : the untold story of our incredible shrinking planet. by Alex MacGillivary
A Brief History of Henry VIII by Derek Wilson
A Brief History of Hitmen and Assassinations by Richard Belfield
A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World by Thomas Crump
A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable by Brian Clegg
A Brief History of Ireland by Richard Killeen
A Brief History of Khubilai Khan by Jonathan Clements
A Brief History of King Arthur by Mike Ashley
A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages by Martyn Whittock
A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain by Michael Paterson
A Brief History of Mankind: 150,000 Years of Human History by Cyril Aydon
A Brief History of Medicine by Paul Strathern
A Brief History of Medieval Warfare by Peter Reid
A Brief History of Modern Warfare by Richard Connaughton
A Brief History of Mutiny by Richard Woodman
A Brief History of Painting by Roy Bolton
A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers by Tom Bowling
A Brief History of Robin Hood by Nigel Cawthorne
A Brief History of Roman Britain by Joan P. Alcock
A Brief History of Science by Thomas Crump
A Brief History of Secret Societies: An Unbiased History of our Desire for Secret Knowledge by David V. Barrett
A Brief History of Slavery by Jeremy Black
A Brief History of Stonehenge: One of the Most Famous Ancient Monuments in Britain by Aubrey Burl
A Brief History of Superheroes by Brian J. Robb
A Brief History of Tea by Roy Moxham
A Brief History of the Age of Steam: From the First Engine to the Boats and Railways by Thomas Crump
A Brief History of the Amazons: Women Warriors in Myth and History by Lyn Webster Wilde
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons by Geoffrey Hindley
A Brief History of the Birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps Blazed a Trail for Hitler by Nigel H. Jones
A Brief History of the Crimean War by Alexis Troubetzkoy
A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy by Geoffrey Hindley
A Brief History of the End of the World by Simon Pearson
A Brief History of the English Civil Wars by John Miller
A Brief History of the English Reformation by Derek Wilson
A Brief History of the Future by Oona Strathern
A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley
A Brief History of the Middle East: From Abraham to Arafat by Christopher Catherwood
A Brief History of the Normans by François Neveux
A Brief History of the Roman Empire (Brief Histories) by Stephen Kershaw
A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War One (Brief Histories) by Ralph Barker
A Brief History of the Spy by Paul Simpson
Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis (Brief Histories) by Martyn J. Whittock
A Brief History of the Universe by J. P. McEvoy
A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans? by Jonathan Clements
A Brief History of Vampires by M. J. Trow
A Brief History of Venice by Elizabeth Horodowich
A Brief History of Witchcraft by Lois Martin
The Circumnavigators by Derek Wilson
The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
The Dynasties of China: A History by Bamber Gascoigne
The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society by Jasper Ridley
The Great Moghuls by Bamber Gascoigne
The Holy Grail by Giles Morgan
The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453 by Desmond Seward
The Knights Templar by Helen Nicholson
Napoleon in Russia by Alan Palmer
The Samurai: A New History of the Warrior Elite by Jonathan Clements
A Scandalous History of the Roman Emperors by Anthony Blond
The Wars of the Roses: Through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century by Desmond Seward

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