Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Smith

A new and handsomely illustrated translation of the Arthurian mediaeval masterpiece.

159% funded

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Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore

Emma Southon

A biography of the most extraordinary woman in the Roman world

157% funded

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Rebel Rebel: How Mavericks Made the Modern World

Chris Sullivan

A riotous history of people and things that broke the mould

126% funded

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Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World

Caitlin Davies

A tale of love, betrayal and swimming based on the true stories of champion Victorian women.

118% funded

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A Curious History of Sex

Kate Lister

A cornucopia of giggles, gaffs, titillation, temptations, and exceptional expertise in all things historically sexual from Dr Kate Lister aka @Whores of Yore.

117% funded

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Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines

Henrietta Heald

The true story of Britain’s early women engineers

114% funded

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Prefabs: A Social and Architectural History

Elisabeth Blanchet and Sonia Zhuravlyova

In this history of Prefabs, discover why these supposedly temporary ‘people’s palaces’ are still loved and admired.

110% funded

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Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

Robert Ross

A Celebration of the Comedy underdog

107% funded

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The Pumilio Child

Judy McInerney

A dark Renaissance thriller exposing one of history's most depraved secrets

107% funded

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The Last Landlady

Laura Thompson

A homage to the English pub

105% funded

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The Glorious Dead

Tim Atkinson

A story of love, war and betrayal among the ruins of Ypres - a WW1 tale with a twist

103% funded

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The Passing Tribute

Simon Marshall

A plot to assassinate the last Habsburg Emperor reveals the competing visions for Austria at the end of WW1

103% funded

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Between the Regions of Kindness

Alice Jolly

A novel about the costs of peace – and whether family or conscience should come first

102% funded

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The Black Prince

Anthony Burgess and Adam Roberts

A novel by Adam Roberts adapted from an original script by Anthony Burgess.

102% funded

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The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley

Ian Thornton

Aleister Crowley, the world’s wickedest man is back, to expose the truth

101% funded

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The Tristan Chord

Glenn Skwerer

Based on the true story of Adolf Hitler’s best friend of adolescence and his roommate in Vienna

101% funded

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The Private Life of Lord Byron

Antony Peattie

The first book to explore Byron's eating disorder, his father hunger and his rationale – Anorexia Heroica

100% funded

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Domini Mortum

Paul Holbrook

A supernatural murder mystery novel set in late Victorian London.

100% funded

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The Hourglass

Liz Heron

A novel about time and ageing, love and opera, set in a Venice that's constantly changing and forever stays the same

100% funded

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A Small Dark Quiet

Miranda Gold

Is it possible to replace a life?

100% funded

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Inside Cities

Anita Mir

A boy discovers not a secret garden, but a secret city. His sister discovers Maths and the world of alchemy and their mother tries to break the bond of their love - as India hurtles towards Partition.

100% funded

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Bandstands: Pavilions for music, leisure and entertainment

Paul Rabbitts

A beautifully illustrated history of bandstands and other pavilions built for music.

100% funded

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Eileen: The Making of Orwell

Sylvia Topp

The never before told story of George Orwell’s first wife, a woman who shaped, supported and even saved the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

100% funded

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Innocents To The Slaughter

Helen Maskew

1838, a year after the Seddon union affair, Hudson and Lawes are on the case of illegal child labour and, even worse, baby-farming, among the mills and moorland of Bingley, Yorkshire.

100% funded

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Green Gold: The lost journals of John Jeffrey

Gabriel Hemery

160 years after the disappearance of a promising young explorer, the discovery of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure

71% funded

The Book of Bera: Obsidian

Suzie Wilde

A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, facing old and new gods in the savage beauty of Ice Island.

66% funded

Murdered by Clerks

Medieval Death Bot

A roll call of deaths from Twitter's Medieval Death Bot.

46% funded

Sleeping With The Past

Jenny Ryan

A snoozy travelogue around British history

34% funded