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Erwin Rommel Part One: The Desert Fox

Erwin Rommel Part II: The Poison Chalice
Harris’s List: Prostitutes and Pimps of Old London Town
French Revolutionary Calendar
Hitler as a Young Artist
Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England
William Powell Frith: A Victorian Chronicler
Battle of Omdurman: Blood in the Sand
Flora MacDonald: The Reluctant Jacobite

The Fox Sisters: A Victorian Deception
Lydia Litvinak: The White Rose of Stalingrad
Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen
Isabella of Fife: Crowning The Bruce
Queen Victoria’s Coronation: A Botched Affair
Disraeli and Gladstone Part One: The Greasy Pole
Disraeli and Gladstone Part 2: Rivals for Power
Joseph Chamberlain and Tariff Reform
Colonel Blood: Stealing the Crown Jewels
Velazquez: At the Court of Philip IV
Nechaev the Nihilist
Jezebel: The Whore of Baal

Two-Spirit World: Otherness in the Native American Tribes
Battle of Camerone: Birth of a Legend
Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood
Canaletto: The Venetian Wonder
The Chartists
The Suffragettes: Votes for Women
Locusta: The Poisoner of Rome
Eugene Delacroix: The Romantic
Jean-Auguste Ingres: The Classicist
Joseph Goebbels Part Two: The Poison Dwarf
Joseph Goebbels Part One: The Propagandist

HMS Royal Oak: Tragedy at Scapa Flow
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Hypatia: A Woman of Substance
Pearl Harbor: Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Pre-Raphaelites
Satan Rising: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
Olympias: Mother of Alexander
Belle Boyd: The Cleopatra of Secession
Good Queen Bess: The Coronation of Elizabeth I
The Story of Salome
Eva Braun: Frau Hitler
Nelson and Trafalgar: England Expects . . .

Henri-Toulouse Lautrec: The Image of Paris
Harriet Tubman: Mother Moses
Ulrike Meinhoff and the Red Army Faction
Edgar Allan Poe: An Eternal Mourning
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Dambusters: Operation Chastise
Rembrandt: The Dutch Master
Sir Anthony van Dyck: At the Court of King Charles I
Sir Francis Drake: Singeing the King of Spain’s Beard
Kamikaze: Divine Wind
Unit 731: A Vile Contagion
Peter Paul Rubens: The Glamourist

Battle of Britain: The Few
Notable Britons Who Fought In World War One
The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball
The Illustrated London News
Caravaggio: The Artist as a Doomed Man
Smuggling in Georgian England: The Hawkhurst Gang
Jan Vermeer: Light as Magic
S.S City of Benares: Murder of the Innocents
Wartime Rationing
Ravachol, Vaillant, Henry, and the Roots of Terror
Peter Kurten: The Vampire of Dusseldorf
Women of the S.O.E: Murdered by the Nazis

The General Slocum: Tragedy on the East River
Helen Allingham: A Rural Idyll
John Wesley Hardin: Shot a Man for Snoring
The Battle of Adowa
Livia: First Empress of Rome
World Middleweight Boxing 1940-60
Georgian and Victorian Artists: Painting the Industrial Landscape
Magna Carta: A Charter for all Time
Neville Heath: The Sadistic Charmer
Traitors: The Cambridge Spies
Battle of the Somme: The First Day
Death in Europe

Tsar Nicholas II: The Last of the Romanovs
John George Haigh: The Acid Bath Murderer
Empress Elisabeth: Another Hapsburg Tragedy
Emperor Commodus: The Gladiator
Clans Who Fought For Bonnie Prince Charlie, And Against Him
Verlaine and Rimbaud: A Torrid Affair
The Zimmerman Telegram
Rosa Luxembourg: Red Rosa
Bodyline: Bradman, Jardine and the Ashes
Louise Michel: Heroine of the Commune
The Rani of Jhansi

Ante Pavelic: The Butcher of the Balkans
War in the Vendee
Huey Long: The Kingfish
Upton Sinclair: A Socialist Governor for California
Life of a Roman Slave
Roman Diet
The Slapton Sands Tragedy
The Siege of Mafeking
The Mayerling Incident
Battle of Verdun: Hell on Earth
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
The Emperor Hadrian

William Wilberforce, and the Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Abdication Crisis
John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One
Gilles de Rais: A Medieval Serial Killer
The Wall Street Bombing
The Many Women of Sir Thomas Lawrence
WW1 Posters: Recruitment and Propaganda
The Mistresses of Charles II
Lord Haw Haw: Germany Calling! Germany Calling!
Young Henry (VIII)
The Arctic Convoys
Bela Kiss: The Beast of Cinkota

Roman Law
Medieval Medicine
Ku Klux Klan: The Rise and Fall of the Invisible Empire
The Dreyfus Affair
Madame Roland: O Liberty!What Crimes are Committed in Thy Name!
First Romano-Jewish War
Emma Goldman: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Hereward the Wake: The Last Saxon Hero
Simon de Montford: The Provisions of Oxford
Wild Bill Hickok

Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Deadly Deception
Massacre at Wounded Knee: Spirits in the Twilight
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
The Assassination of Tsar Alexander II
John Keats: Too Beautiful to Live
Wannsee Conference: The Final Solution
The Poor Laws
The Stonewall Riots
The Battle of Tsu Shima
Pius XII: A Pope Shrouded in Darkness
Barcelona, May 1937: A Revolution Betrayed

Matilda, Queen of England?
Vespasian: The Year of the Four Emperors
Italy in World War One: Death in the Snow
The Death of Pope John Paul I: Murder and Corruption in the Holy City
Quantrell’s Raiders
Prisoners of the Japanese
John Foxe Actes and Monuments: The Book of Martyrs
Anarchism: The First Great Terror
The Fall of Constantinople
The Amritsar Massacre: Shame of an Empire
Scott of the Antarctic

Dr Crippen: The Body in the Cellar
Lucrezia Borgia: Lust, Jealousy, Poison, and Murder
Titus Oates: The Fake Popish Plot
Philippe Petain: Vichy and Collaboration
Sophie Scholl: Guillotined by the Nazis
The Battle of Brandy Station
The Battle of Thermopylae
Owain Glyndwr: The Welsh Dragon
The Alamo: A Fight to the Death
The Origin of Hallowe’en: A Pagan Festival
The 54th Massachusetts: Freedom Under Arms

The Nazi Olympics
Prohibition: A Great Moral Re-Awakening
The Gettysburg Address
Luddites, Peterloo, and Captain Swing
Escape from Alcatraz
Lenin: An Assassination Delayed
Sacco and Vanzetti: A Case of Judicial Murder?
Catherine de Medici: Madame Snake
Slave Ship Zong
The Battle of the Boyne

The War Poets: Sassoon, Brooke, Owen
Queen Elizabeth I: The Tilbury Address
Hannibal: The Man Sworn to Romes Destruction
Operation Valkyrie: The Plot to Assassinate the Fuhrer
William Blake: Visions of Heaven and Hell
Aboukir, Cressy, and Hogue
Julius Caesar: Beware the Ides of March
Sir Roger Casement: The Black Diaries
Mad Ludwig: The Fairy Tale King
Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Campaign
The Horns of Hattin: Islam Triumphant
Amelia Earhart: The Lady Lindy

The Night of the Long Knives: Hitler’s Purge
Rob Roy MacGregor: A Highland Legend
The Scopes Monkey Trial: Darwin in the Dock
The Lost Legions: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
Champ Ferguson: Confederate Guerrilla
The First Crusade: Deus Volte!
Hitler’s Last Days: Twilight of the Gods
Kristallnacht: The Night of the Broken Glass
Doc Holliday: The Deadly Dentist
The Darien Expedition
Churchill Ousted: 1945 Khaki Election
Eva Peron: Evita

The Commune: Paris in Flames
Thomas Becket: Murdered in the Cathedral
The Diary of Anne Frank
Edmund Ruffin: He Fired the First Shot
The Vikings
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig: A Donkey Leading Lions?
S.S Sultana: Death on the Mississippi
Canary Girls: Guns not Butter
Nine of Diamonds: The Curse of Scotland
Jack Johnson: and the Great White Hope
The Battle of Jutland: Clash of the Titans
John Brown: The Taper Light of Freedom

Duke of Monmouth: The Bastard Son
Clive of India: The Making of Empire
The Lancastria: Churchill’s Dark Secret
William Wallace: Braveheart
World War One: The Last Days
Al Capone: The St Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Cadaver Synod
King James Bible
Burke and Hare: The Body Snatchers
Titanic III: In the Eye of God
John Newton: Amazing Grace
The Blitz

The Spanish Inquisition: Torquemada, Torture, and Death
Massacre at Glencoe: Murder Under Trust
Dr Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death
Hitler’s Quislings Part One: Anton Mussert
Brighton Pavilion: The Prince Regent’s Folly
Bonaparte’s Death March: The Retreat from Moscow
Nazi Racial Hygiene: The Murder of the Innocents
The Bloody Code: Law and Order in Georgian England
Queen Eleanor’s Cross
John Clare: The Peasant Poet
Towton: The Bloodiest Battle
Dunkirk: A Miracle of Deliverance

The Marian Burnings: And the Book of Martyrs
Alfred the Great
Sir Thomas More: A Martyr to Conscience
The Emperor Nero: Fiddling While Rome Burned
Mother Clap’s Molly House
The Battle of Waterloo: A damn close run thing
General James Wolfe: And the Heights of Abraham
Great Georgian Artists
Elizabeth Barton: The Holy Maid of Kent
Harold II: The Last Saxon King of England
The Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick: The Royal Marriage from Hell

Georgian Style
Ancient Egyptian Religion
Emily Davison: The Derby Day Martyr
William Hogarth: London’s Critical Eye
The Fall of Singapore; and the End of Empire
The Zeppelin: Terror from the Skies
Eddie Slovik: Shot at Dawn
Robert the Bruce: The Spirit of Scotland
Savonarola: The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Martrdom of Nurse Edith Cavell
Gas Attack!
Caractacus: The Indomitable Celt

Hollywood Glamour
Andersonville: Confederate Death Camp
Six Wives of Henry VIII
Lusitania: Murder on the High Seas
Gavrilo Princip: The Consumptive Assassin
Ruth Ellis: The Last Woman Hanged in Britain
Vlad the Impaler: The Real Dracula
Akhenaten: The Heretic Pharaoh
Lord Kitchener: Your Country Needs You!
Anne Bonny: A Pirate of the Caribbean
The Black Death: The Brink of the Apocalypse
Sinking the Bismarck: The Death of a Behemoth

Nostradamus: Prophet or Charlatan?
Custers Last Stand
The Legion of St George: Briton’s who Fought for the Nazi’s
Siege of Sidney Street: The strange case of Peter the Painter
The Christmas Truce
Inferno: The Great Fire of London
A Medieval Christmas
Druids: The Celtic Priesthood
Jean-Paul Marat: The Great Denunciator
Spanish Armada: The Enterprise of England
The Knights Templar: Warriors of Christ

Pickets Charge
Mata Hari: Femme Fatale
Christopher Marlowe: Poet, Playwright, Murderer and Spy
Bloody Bill Anderson
The Red Baron
Marquis de Sade: 101 Days of Sodom
The Battle of Culloden: The Bonnie Prince and the ’45
The Donner Party: Death of a Wagon Train
Jesse James: The Last Rebel
Oswald Mosley: Britain’s Fuhrer?
Delphine LaLaurie: A Guignol Horror
The Assassination of Heydrich

Caligula: The Mad Emperor
Wilhelm Gustloff: The Greatest Maritime Disaster
The Earl of Essex: Betrayal and Treason
Joan of Arc: Maid of Orleans
The Roswell Incident: Aliens in New Mexico
Richard I: Couer de Lion
Victorian Eroticism and Sexuality
The Vestal Virgins
The Empress Theodora
The Scottsboro Boys
Rose O’Neal Greenhow: Confederate Spy

Ned Kelly: Hero or Murderer?
Nat Turner: Slave Revolt
Mary Shelley: The Night She Wrote Frankenstein
King John Lackland: The Idiot Son
Hirohito: The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Hindenburg Disaster
Heinrich Himmler: Hitler’s Executioner
The Gunpowder Plot
Johann Georg Elser: Killing Hitler

Elisabeth Bathory: Countess of Blood
Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death Squads
The Destruction of Pompeii

Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh
The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
Boudicca: Warrior Queen of the Iceni
Bloody Mary
The Witch-finder General
The Regicides
Young Adolf: The Adolescent Hitler and Beyond
Rasputin: The Devil made Flesh
Salem Witch Trial

The Pendle Witches
D.C Stephenson and the Decline of the Klan
The Princes in the Tower
Charlotte Corday: Murderer of Marat
Titanic: Struck an Iceberg, Shook the World
Titanic II: Finding the Dead
The Last Days of Elizabeth I
Agrippina and Messalina: Rivals for Power
Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Day Queen
Lizzie Borden: Axe Murderer?
John Wilkes Booth: And the Assassination of Tyrants
Pals Battalions and the Thankful Village

H.L Hunley: The First Submarine
Magda Goebbels: First Lady of the Third Reich
Josephine de Beauhernais: Bonaparte’s Muse
Marie Antoinette: The Austrian Whore
Polari: The Language of Gay London
Constantine I: The Vision of the Cross
Benito Mussolini: Duce
Irma Grese and Ilse Koch: Daughters of Satan
Sir Walter Raleigh: An Elizabethan Adventurer
The Origins of Hallowe’en: A Pagan Festival

Mary, Queen of Scots
Italian Unification: II Risorgimento
Barbary Pirates
Calamity Jane
Queen Isabella II: The She-Wolf of France
Alexandra Federovna: The Last Tsarina
Caterina Sforza: The Lady of Imola
Elagabalus: The Queen of Rome
Those Who Hanged at Nuremburg
Richard II: The Boy who would be King

A Victorian Christmas
Victorian Spiritualism
Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
Grace Darling: The Girl with the Windswept Hair
The Charge of the Light Brigade: Somebody Blundered
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
The Retreat from Kabul: A Lesson from History
Battle of Isandlwana: The Humbling of Empire
Rorke’s Drift: Empire at Bay
Cawnpore: Massacre at the Bibighar

The Life of Mrs Beeton
Amelia Dyer: Baby Farming and Murder
The Victorian Workhouse: Paupers Prisons
Victorian Child Labour
Victoria and Albert
The Victorian Home
Victorian Style
The Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities
Memorial Portraiture: The Victorian Obsession with Death
Images of Empire
Images of the Great Exhibition: Britain in its Pomp
Victoria becomes Queen

William Henry Hunt: The Victorian Watercolour
Julia Margaret Cameron: Early Photographic Portraiture
The Bronte’s
Lizzie Siddal: An Artist’s Obsession
Elizabeth Butler: Portraits of War
John Martin: Painting the Apocalypse
Gustave Dore: Images of Victorian London
Coventry Patmore: The Angel in the House
Victorian Fairy Painting

Who was Jack the Ripper?
Jack the Ripper: The Women
The Jack the Ripper Letters
Gordon of Khartoum
Henry Morton Stanley: Dr Livingstone, I presume
The Tay Bridge Disaster
The Cleveland Street Scandal
The Irish Famine
The Victoria Hall Tragedy
Spring-Heeled Jack: A Victorian Terror
The Death of the Princess Alice: Disaster on the Thames
Victorian Death
The Trial and Execution of Charles I: Right or Wrong?

The Diaries of Evelyn and Pepys
The Battle of Edgehill
Cromwell and the Rump
Propaganda: The War of Words
Prince Rupert’s Dog
Hopton and Waller: Friends Divided
Cromwell in Ireland
The Battle of Marston Moor
The Putney Debates
The Verneys: A Civil War Family
The Eikon Basilike
The Battle of Naseby
The Major-Generals
Cromwell and the Rump
King Charles II: His Flight from Death
Brilliana Harley
The King’s Nemesis (Part One)
The King’s Dilemma
The Witch-finder General

William Ernest Henley: Invictus
Edgar Allan Poe: Annabel Lee
King Henry VIII: Though some say that youth rules me
Elizabeth I: The Woodstock Verse
Rudyard Kipling: Mandalay
J Milton Hayes: The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
Robert Browning: My Last Duchess
Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven (1845)
Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet
August Stramm: Battlefield/Attack/War Grave
Rudyard Kipling: A Smuggler’s Song
Anne Lesley: The Haunting
Laurence Binyon: For the Fallen
Sir Thomas Wyatt: Whoso List to Hunt
John Donne: The Flea
Sir Walter Raleigh: A Life
Siegfried Sassoon: Suicide in the Trenches
Emily Bronte: The Bluebell
Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum est
Thomas Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Rupert Brooke: The Soldier
Henry John Newbolt: Vitai Lampada (Torch of Life)
Anne Lesley: Another Heart
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Kubla Khan
William Blake: The Proverbs of Hell
John McCrae: In Flanders Fields
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: How Do I Love Thee
George Gordon, Lord Byron: She Walks in Beauty
Christina Rossetti: Remember
Rudyard Kipling: If
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Anne Lesley: The Bloodied Thorn
Anne Lesley: Changing Seasons
Anne Lesley: The Pages of Life
Anne Lesley: Shades of Our Past

Fact File

A Hanging in 18th Century London
Meeting Attila and His Huns
Mussolini’s Declaration of War: An Ignoble Gesture
Winston Churchill: We Shall Never Surrender
Christmas on the Western Front, 1914: A Soldiers Account
The Death of Socrates: According to Plato
Churchill’s Finest Hour Speech
Erwin Rommel Chooses Suicide: (His Son’s Account)
Witnessing Pickett’s Charge
Titanic IV: Searching for Bodies (A Captain’s Account)
Churchill’s V-E Day Address
The Salem Witch Trials: Witnessing Hysteria
The Execution of Mata-Hari
Hitler Receives Britain’s Ultimatum
Great Fire of London: Diary Extracts
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots: An Account
The Druids: According to Caesar
Battle of Agincourt: An Eyewitness Account
Anne Boleyn: On the Scaffold
Observing the Murder of Thomas Becket
A Meeting with Bloody Mary
Henry VIII: A Description (1515)
Abraham Lincoln: A Description
Queen Victoria’s Coronation Journal
Sergei Nachaev’s Revolutionary Catechism
Eyewitness to Camerone
Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood Speech Full Text
Pericles Funeral Oration
The Victoria Cross: For Valour
The Declaration of Arbroath
Battle of Britain 10 July – 15 September/31 October 1940
Mutiny on the Bounty: Captain Bligh’s Letter to his Wife
Opening Lines from Classic Books
Ravachol’s Forbidden Speech
The Agincourt Carol