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Albion Press publishes across a variety of genres, from Tudor historical fiction to World War One memoirs. If you’re looking to hear from the voices of the past then this is the place to find them.

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Women’s Suffrage: A Short History of a Great Movement

Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was a leading Suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. She led the biggest suffrage organisation, the non-violent (NUWSS) from 1890-1919 and played a key role in gaining women the vote. In her book ‘Women's Suffrage’, Fawcett chronicles the history of the campaign for women’s rights, comparing the tactics of the (pacifist) NUWSS and the (militant) WSPU.
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Wolfe: The Hero of Quebec

From his birth in Kent to his final moments upon the Plains of Abraham in Canada, Bradley’s biography deftly guides us through the life of this extraordinary soldier, giving due attention to his other — equally credible — achievements.
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With The Flying Squadron: The War Letters of Harold Rosher

“Many of them are quite ordinary; most are spiced with slang; the long ones describing his share in the great historic raids are thrillingly dramatic. But it would not be wise to set some letters above others. None should be missed. Each contributes its due realistic share to the complete picture of an airman’s life in war.” - Arnold Bennett 4 August 1914. Britain went to war. Harold Rosher instantly...
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With the Battle Cruisers

Serving with the battle cruisers, Filson Young was placed at the tip of the spear as the war in the North Sea unfolded over the course of 1914-15. Buoyed by the success of the Scarborough raid, Admiral Hipper of the Imperial German Navy sought a repeat of the exercise, this time against the fishing fleet on the Dogger Bank. Young was there to witness it. First published in 1921, With...
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Wings

With the stifling attitudes of his parents and neighbours closing in on him, Johnny looks for a way to escape, and to pursue his desire to fly. With the Great War raging in Europe, Johnny enlists and is accepted into the US forces as an airman. When he is posted to France alongside David Armstrong, Johnny is brought up against the realities and brutalities of war, as well as the complications...
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Winged Victory

France, 1914. The war on the land is taking to the skies. Pilot Tom Cundall is ready to take on the enemy in his trusty Camel fighter plane. But as he sees more and more planes shot down in flames, he begins to question the war, and what, or who, he is fighting for.
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What Me Befell: The Reminiscences of J.J. Jusserand

J. J. Jusserand, the French Ambassador to the United States during the turbulent years of World War One, reveals his life and career in this remarkable memoir.  Jusserand’s memoir also focuses on his own personal relationships, the fabulous dinner parties with writers, artists and fellow diplomats, his marriage to Eliza Richards and his friendship with President Theodore Roosevolt.
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Wellington’s Men

‘Wellington’s Men’ is a fascinating history of the Napoleonic Wars as told by the men who saw it. Wellington’s Peninsula Campaign of the 1810s is told by four soldiers who lived through it: John Kincaid in his Adventures in the Rifle Brigade; Benjamin Harris (Rifleman Harris); James Anton in his Military Life; and Cavalie Mercer in his book Waterloo. They are written by different ranks of soldier: two junior officers,...
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