About Us

What can you discover in an hour?

History in an Hour is a comprehensive website run by the series editor, Rupert Colley. Rupert was, until 2011, a librarian who began the series from his home office.

HistoryinanhourlogoThe History in an Hour series is a bestselling series of e-books, audio and apps that summarise key areas of world history in digest form, with each title taking no more than sixty minutes to read. On this site you will find information about all the titles along with extracts. Have a look also at the blog with a vast array of articles covering a range of historical subjects.

This is history for busy people – concise, authoritative, well-researched and entertainingly written for a quick and informative read.

Read about how our founder, Rupert Colley, came up with the idea for ‘History In An Hour’.

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