My Favourite History Books

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Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland
1.  Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland by G.W.S. Barrow
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  "By far the best work on the subject and a universal exemplar of scholarly excellence"
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Edinburgh History of Scotland: The Later Middle Ages v. 2
2.  The Edinburgh History of Scotland: The Later Middle Ages v. 2 by Ranald Nicholson
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  "Quite brilliant; manages to blend balanced and authoritative analysis with a vast yet genuinly readable narrative"
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Europe: A History
3.  Europe: A History by Norman Davies
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  "Only one word will suffice; breathtaking.  This enormous volume oozes intelligence and learning, yet is never dull or boring"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Scotland: a New History
4.  Scotland: a New History by Michael Lynch
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  "The best single volume history of Scotland available, this is the essential starting point in any quest to understand the nation"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Rise And Fall Of The British Empire
5.  Rise And Fall Of The British Empire by Lawrence James
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  "This book handles a mammoth subject with classy even-handedness, avoiding both pointless empire-bashing and sanctimonious self-congratulation"
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Dictionary of British History (Wordsworth Reference)
6.  Dictionary of British History (Wordsworth Reference) by Norman Stone
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  "An extremely handy reference work which lays out the main themes of British history in a clear and concise manner.  Perfect for those who suffer from perpetual curiosity"
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Byzantium: The Early Centuries: The Early Centuries v. 1
7.  Byzantium: The Early Centuries: The Early Centuries v. 1 by John Julius Norwich
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  "By no means academic or exhaustive, this is a book which sets out  with the sole intention of telling an exciting story as accuarately as possible.  And there's nothing wrong with that"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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The Penguin History of Medieval Europe (Penguin History)
8.  The Penguin History of Medieval Europe (Penguin History) by Maurice Keen
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  "For those whose knowledge of the subject is limited, this work is both exciting and illuminating.  Hurrah!"
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Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held Its Breath
9.  Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held Its Breath by Jeremy Isaacs
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  "Beautifully written and presented, this book manages to maintain the reader's interest through a political quagmire that could so easily be renered unintelligable"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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