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A selection of our latest releases
Seek and Strike The Battle of the Atlantic On Operations with C Squadron SAS Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War

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With the SAS: Across the Rhine The Battle of Tsushima Pioneering Places of British Aviation Tank Attack at Monte Cassino

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Britain’s War Against the Slave Trade Wellington and the British Army’s Indian Campaigns 1798 – 1805 Cromwell’s Failed State and the Monarchy Fighter Aces of the Great War

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New from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary

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Out now: The Peasants’ Revolting… Lives .

Today we are aware of how the rich and privileged have lived in the past because historians write about them endlessly. The poor have largely been ignored and, as a result, their contributions to our modern world are harder to unearth. Skilled raconteur Terry Deary takes us back through the centuries with a poignant but humorous look at how life treated the common folk who scratched out a living at the very bottom of society. Their world was one of foul food, terrible toilets, danger, disease and death – the last, usually premature.

Discover the stories of the teacher turned child-catcher who rounded up local waifs and strays and put them to work, and the thousands of children who descended into the hazardous depths to dig for coal. Read all about the agricultural workers who escaped the Black Death only to be thwarted by greedy landowners. And would you believe the one about the man who betrothed his 7-year-old daughter to a Holy Roman Emperor, or even the brothel that was run by a bishop? On the flip side, learn how cash-strapped citizens used animal droppings for house building and as a cure for baldness; how sparrow’s brains were incorporated into aphrodisiacal brews; and how mixing tea with dried elder leaves could turn an extra profit. And of the milestones that brought some meaning to ordinary lives, here are the trials and tribulations of courtship and marriage; the ruthless terrors of the sporting arena; and the harsh disciplines of education – all helping to alleviate the daily grind.

The Peasants’ Revolting… Lives celebrates those who have endured against the odds. From medieval miseries to the idiosyncrasies of being a twenty-first-century peasant, tragedy and comedy sit side by side in these tales of survival and endurance in the face of hardship.

Also available: The Peasants’ Revolting… Crimes.

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An American Uprising in Second World War England Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet Elizabeth I Rebellion Against Henry III

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Cromwell’s Failed State and the Monarchy How to Survive in Ancient Egypt Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain

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King Arthur A History of English Place Names and Where They Came From A History of the Medicines We Take The Irish War of Independence and Civil War

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The NHS at 70 – A Living History by Ellen Welch.

‘A fascinating and humbling examination of the founding of the National Health Service, through social, medical and political developments that have impacted it, right up to the present day.’ Cumbria Magazine

‘I would recommend this book as required reading for politicians and health service managers. It is also a useful starting point for historians wishing to embark on further studies.’ British Society for the History of Medicine

At midnight on 5 July 1948, the National Health Service was born with the founding principal to be free at the point of use and based on clinical need rather than on a person’s ability to pay. More than seventy years since its formation, these core principals still hold true, although the world we now live in is a very different place to the post-war era in which it was formed, and the long term sustainability of the service in its current form is questionable.

This book traces the history of our health service, from Victorian healthcare in the early 20th century, through a timeline of change to the current day, comparing the problems and illnesses of 1948 to those we face seven decades later. Politics, funding, and healthcare systems around the world are demystified and we present case studies, views and snapshots from history from people who have experienced our changing NHS.

Paperback edition also available, only £10.39

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