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The military histories of Ancient Greece and Rome, the extraordinary lives of Medieval Kings to the politics of the World Wars, the Folio Society publishes an extensive collection of history titles. Each book includes carefully researched photographs and comes in a unique hardback cover. See below for the full list of Folio History books.

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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution book

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

Christopher Hill

Historian Christopher Hill examines the fascinating radical groups that grew up around the English Civil War, and the roots of a revolution that never happened.

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The Tomb of Tutankhamun book

The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter

Carter’s own thrilling testimony, with spectacular colour images by Sandro Vannini and the original photographs by Harry Burton.

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The Victorians book

The Victorians

A. N. Wilson

An epic portrait presented in an exquisite edition.

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The Wars of the Roses book

The Wars of the Roses

Desmond Seward

Claiming the lives of thousands, including three kings and eight dukes, the bloody conflict between the Houses of York and Lancaster fuelled three decades of turbulence. Desmond Seward’s engrossing work focuses on five individuals from both sides, including Yorkist hero William Hastings and Jane Shore, disgraced mistress of Edward IV.

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The World of Herodotus book

The World of Herodotus

Aubrey de Sélincourt

This sparkling study of the ancient world pays tribute to Herodotus, whose Histories made him a forefather of the modern historian.

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The World of Late Antiquity book

The World of Late Antiquity

Peter Brown

This fascinating history debunks the notion of a fallow ‘Dark Ages’ following the decline of Rome’s political influence, revealing an Eastern Mediterranean blossoming with theological and cultural innovation.

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A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945 book

A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945

Vasily Grossman

Edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Lyuba Vinogradova

Compelling analysis and vivid everyday observations are combined in the writings of this much-admired journalist. With over 50 contemporary images.

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In Xanadu: A Quest book

In Xanadu: A Quest

William Dalrymple

One of the most successful travel books of the past 20 years, this engaging adventure is published with a new introduction by the author.

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The Zimmermann Telegram book

The Zimmermann Telegram

Barbara Tuchman

Published by Folio to mark the Telegram's centenary, Barbara Tuchman’s gripping account reveals the events that finally brought the United States into the First World War.

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