February 2012

February 2012
As the new BBC One Empire series hits our screens, presenter Jeremy Paxman and a panel of historians discuss some of the major talking points about Britain’s imperial past.
Marking LGBT month, Stephen Bourne reveals how, during a rare period of tolerance, homosexuals served the armed forces with distinction during the Second World War.
On the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, Jonathan Grossman explores the ways in which the 19th-century transport revolution impacted on the author's life and work.
Thomas Freeman and Mark Greengrass explain why Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, an account of the English Reformation, was so widely read.

Michael S Goodman reveals how Britain beat the Soviet Union to the services of some of Germany’s most brilliant minds at the end of the Second World War
Peter Watson examines how and why civilisation developed differently in the Old World and the New.


On Sale Date: 
Tuesday 31st January 2012
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