Pen & Sword History

Spanish Republicans and the Second World War

By Jonathan Whitehead - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

The Spanish Civil War ended in March 1939, but this was not the end of the struggle for the 500,000 Republican refugees who escaped to ...Read Review

A History of the Medicines We Take: From Ancient Times to Present Day

By Anthony C. Cartwright - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Medicines and herbal remedies often figure in historical novels, but usually the description is tantalisingly vague, collections of unspecified herbs that happen to ...Read Review

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships: People, Shipwrecks and Britain, 1854-2007

By Ian Friel - Published 2021

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NauticalNonfiction

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships is the successor volume to Britain and the Ocean Road, which covered the period from the 13th century to ...Read Review

Visitors’ Historic Britain: Northumberland: Romans to Victorians

By Craig Armstrong - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Northumberland is part of the Pen & Sword Visitors’ Historic Britain series, all useful and interesting books, each giving a concise account of ...Read Review

The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist

By Jo Willet - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s claim to fame is that she was the first mother in England to have a child ‘engrafted’ against ...Read Review

Children at Sea: Lives Shaped by the Waves

By Vyvyen Brendon - Published 2020

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NauticalNonfiction

Children at Sea is a collection of eight biographies of men and women who spent at least part of their childhood at sea.  ...Read Review

The NHS: The Story So Far

By Ellen - By Welch - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

This is a revised version of a book first published in 2018 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS.  The ...Read Review

Climate Change: An Archaeological Study

By John D Grainger - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

The thesis of this book is that climate change is nothing new, even during the few tens of thousands of years that mankind ...Read Review

Britain and the Ocean Road: Shipwrecks and People, 1297-1825

By Ian Friel - Published 2020

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NauticalNonfiction

This is not a maritime history of Britain to 1825, nor is it really a book about shipwrecks. It is a set of eight ...Read Review

Children in Care, 1834-1929: The Lives of Destitute, Orphaned and Deserted Children

By Rosemary A. Steer - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

I wish I had had this book when I was lecturing on social policy.  Not that it replaces any of the standard textbooks, ...Read Review