Herodotus (485-420BCE)
The History / Herodotus, translated by George Rawlinson
The History of Herodotus / Translated into English by G. C. Macaulay
Thucydides (ca. 460 BCE)
History of the Peloponnesian War / Thucydides; translated by Benjamin Jowett.
History of the Peloponnesian War / Thucydides; translated by Richard Crawley
Xenophon (431- c. 360 BC)
Agesilaus / Xenophon ; translated by H. G. Dakyns
Anabasis / Xenophon ; translated by H. G. Dakyns
Hellenica / Xenophon ; translated by H. G. Dakyns
Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106 BC - 43 BC)
Livy (59 BC-17 C.E.)
The History of Rome / Titus Livius ; translated from the original with notes and illustrations by George Baker
Seneca, L. Annaeus (ca. 3 B.C. - 65 A.D.)
Tacitus, Cornelius (circa AD 56 - circa AD 120)
The Annals / P. Cornelius Tacitus; translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Histories / P. Cornelius Tacitus; translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Pliny, the Younger (62-c. 114)
The Letters of Pliny the Younger / translated by William Melmoth; revised by F. C. T. Bosanquet
Suetonius, ca. 69-ca. 122.
The Lives of the Twelve Caesars / C. Suetonius Tranquillus ; to which are added, his Lives of the Grammarians, Rhetoricians, and Poets. The translation of Alexander Thomson, revised and corrected by T. Forester [1893]
Plutarch, 46-120
Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans / Plutarch
Procopius of Caesarea, about 500-560 AD
The Secret History of the Court of Justinian
Bede, the Venerable, 673-735
Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of England : a revised translation with introduction, life, and notes / by A. M. Sellar
Geoffrey of Monmouth, c.1100-c.1155
Histories of the Kings of Britain / Geoffry of Monmouth; translated by Sebastian Evans
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
The history of Florence : and of the affairs of Italy, from the earliest times to the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent / Nicolo Machiavelli
The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca / Nicolo Machiavelli ; translated by W. K. Marriott
Hakluyt, Richard, c.1552-1616
A briefe relation of the siege and taking of the Citie of Rhodes, by Sultan Soliman the great Turke, translated out of French into English at the motion of the Reuerend Lord Thomas Dockwray, great Prior of the order of Ierusalem in England, in the yeere, 1524.
A true report of the late discoueries, and possession taken in the right of the Crowne of England of the Newfound lands, By that valiant and worthy Gentlemen, Sir Humfrey Gilbert, Knight. Wherein is also briefly set downe, her highnesse lawfull Title thereunto, and the great and manifold commodities, that are likely to grow therby, to the whole Realme in generall, and to the aduenturers in particular: Together with the easinesse and shortness of the Voyage. / Written by Sir George Peckham Knight, the chiefe aduenturer and furtherer of Sir Humfrey Gilberts voyage to Newfound Land [1583]
The true report of the siege and taking of Famagusta, of the antique writers called Tamassus, a city in Cyprus 1571. In the which the whole order of all the skirmishes, batteries, mines, and assaults giuen to the sayd fortresse, may plainly appear. Englished out of Italian by William Malim
The voiage of the right honorable George Erle of Cumberland to the Azores, &c. / written by the excellent Mathematician and Enginier master Edward Wright
The pleasant historie of the conquest of the Weast India, now called new Spayne: atchieued by the worthy Prince Hernando Cortes, marques of the Valley of Huaxacac /; translated out of the Spanishe tongue / T.N. Anno. 1578
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
The Storm / Daniel Defoe
Hume, David, 1711-1776
The History of England : from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the end of the reign of James the second, 1688 / David Hume [1754]
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Reflections on the Revolution in France / Edmund Burke
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
The American Crisis / Thomas Paine
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire / Edward Gibbon; edited, with notes, by the Rev. H. H. Milman.
Tench, Watkin, 1758-1833
A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson / Watkin Tench
A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay / Watkin Tench
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History / Thomas Carlyle
The French Revolution : a history / Thomas Carlyle
Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859
The History of the Conquest of Mexico / William Hickling Prescott
The History of the Conquest of Peru / William Hickling Prescott
Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859
The History of England, from the Accession of James II / Thomas Babington Macaulay
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
A Child's History of England / Charles Dickens
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932
Elizabeth and Essex: a tragic history / Lytton Strachey
Reed, John, 1887-1920
Ten Days That Shook the World / John Reed
Orwell, George, 1903-1950
Looking back on the Spanish war / George Orwell [1942]
The Mediaeval Towns series
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