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The Tuileries Palace: The History and Legacy of France's Famous Royal Palace

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts of the Tuileries*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“The massacre followed the sacrificial logic of the scapegoat: unable to vent their violence upon its intended object, the king, the revolutionaries chose victims who symbolised the sovereign power of the king and whose deaths could serve to unify the people… The destruction of the Swiss Guard allowed the revolutionaries to usurp and transform the royal notion of the body politic. This outcome is captured by reports the massacre of the Swiss was accompanied by cries of ‘Vive la nation!’, replacing ‘Vive le roi!’” - Jesse Goldhammer Since the earliest days of civilization, people have built homes not just for shelter, b...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Story of the Tyne: and the Hidden Rivers of Newcastle

by Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley

For hundreds of years the River Tyne brought prosperity to Newcastle and Gateshead. From the 13th and 14th centuries onwards, coal, glass, pottery, chemicals, machinery and even ships themselves left the river for markets all over the world. As well as playing a vital part in Tyneside's commercial success, the Tyne was a popular venue for sport and recreation, offering everything from regattas to salmon fishing. This book tells the story of the great river and the people who worked and played on or near it. It also sheds light on the secret burns and hidden rivers that flow into the Tyne. This book shows our great River Tyne in all its moods and in ways that you have never seen before...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 47 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About BRITISH EMPIRE: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Matt Curtis

Welcome to the Legends Of History series!

Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About BRITISH EMPIRE". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

What Was The British Empire?

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Historical Study, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
13 reviews

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

by Graham Watkins

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.
6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.
A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.
What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.
Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary A Brief Account (Glimpses of the Past Book 1)

by Felicity McCullough

The book gives a brief account of the events surrounding the Battle of Waterloo and the key people involved. It is hoped that you enjoy reading and learning about what happened two hundred years ago. The information has been extracted from various historical sources and research. The battle took place after Napoleon returned to power in France when a coalition of countries in Europe decided to declare war on him. The short account is illustrated with portraits....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Age of Enlightenment: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Age of Enlightenment* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultural movement of the modern world. Using reason as its core value, the Enlightenment believed that progress and the betterment of the human condition was inevitable. Inside you will read about…✓ The Great Thinkers of the Enlightenment✓ Engaging With Religion✓ Morality in the Age of Enlightenment✓ Society in the Age of Enlightenment✓ Science and Political Economy✓ The Enlightenment and the Public✓ Print Culture and ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
12 reviews

The Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy Book 1)

by May McGoldrick

First Book in Highland Treasure TrilogyOriginally published by Signet (Penguin) When her late father was branded a traitor to the king, Catherine Percy found sanctuary in Scotland. But a case of mistaken identity put her in a compromising position with the Highland earl sworn to protect her. Marriage to him saved her reputation, but nothing could save her from the stormy passion that bent her innocent body to his will--and shattered his last defense...The acclaimed author of The Thistle and the Rose presents an exciting new trilogy. Three sisters each hold a clue to their family's treasure--and the key to the hearts of three Highland warriors...Praise for the novels of May McGoldrick: "Love triumphs in this richly romantic tale."--Nora Roberts"Wonderful! Just the right blend of historical ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 340 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2017 onward  

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

by Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation....

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich

by Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin and Marshall Poe

First English edition of “On Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich”, the only native source that describes the character of the seventeenth-century Russian state and society. It offers a unique and detailed picture of the nature of Russian “autocracy”, life at the tsar’s court, social mores of the nobles and commoners, military affairs, diplomatic relations, etc.. The book is a veritable ethnographic encyclopedia of early Russian life....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters (Norse Mythology - Egyptian...

by Matt Clayton

Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThis book on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. This book includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this book, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it.Just some of the topics covered in this book includeUranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian R...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 87 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Venice’s First Witch “A perfect crime”

by Lara Pavanetto

An ancient document preserved in the State of Venice, reports the mysterious case and far away in time, the wife of a podestà Venetian, Diletta, who in 1200 ended her life burned at the stake as a witch, in the square main Montona in Istria. The story is mysterious, because it was the same husband denounce and condemn her wife. He was suspected by the same Venetian authorities of murder, but managed, through his knowledge and relationships important to get by. It is through the charges moves to his wife, the analysis of their spells and witchcraft regularly reported in the document, can be traced back to the real reason that brought his wife....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
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Dealing with the Duke: An Analysis of the Politics of the Duke of Wellington

by Andrew Wooddell

He is remembered for being the vanquisher of Napoleon, as the man who led the allies to victory over the Corsican Usurper at the battle of Waterloo. To history that is all he is, a footnote in the Napoleonic legend, but the life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, did not end at Waterloo. Following the battle he would return to Great Britain and a life in politics, continuing his service to his king and country. This book will look at the political life of the Duke of Wellington, whose impact on British History was more profound than a simple battle on a Belgian field. Though he had beaten Napoleon, the rest of his career would be forgotten in the shadow cast by Bonaparte's legacy. This book will shine light on that career, and bring it out of the shadows....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 27 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Castles in England Volume II: A Travellers’ Guide

by Gary McKraken

Castles in England – A Travellers’ Guide – Volume II

Volume II of my Castles in England series

This is another book in my popular castles series. Here you have volume II of Castles in England, a Travellers’ Guide. Twenty more of the most impressive and history-laden castles up and down the land for you to read about and plan your visits.

Since my childhood I have been intrigued by castles. It started after a family holiday to Scarborough and being taken to see the castle there. Magnificent things centuries old. How did they build them way back then without the modern machinery and building techniques we have today? Remarkable feats of architecture, design, building and magnificent in their purpose both military and governance.


Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, United Kingdom
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward  

The World’s Strangest Forgotten Conspiracy Theories

by Conrad Bauer

Explore the World most astonishing and mystifying forgotten conspiracy theories. Not only are these possible cover-ups and controversial conspiracy theories fascinating, they will surprise you. Find out for yourself where the truth lies.
Everyone has that one theory they’re absolutely convinced is true. Occasionally, we all stray from the generally accepted facts and – when we’re eventually proved right – it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling. While these theories typically revolve around the mundane aspects of our day to day lives, there is the occasional theory that goes a little deeper. When we move away from the ordinary and towards the powerful, the influential, and the important, these theories begin to take on an additional level of significance. When you suspect tha...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 81 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and...

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
5 reviews

The Yorkshire Coast from Spurn Point to Staithes

by Gary McKraken

The Yorkshire Coast from Spurn Point to Staithes
The Yorkshire coast is one of the most beautiful and varied stretches of coast anywhere in England. So many places to see and things to do from the traditional resort to the wild and windswept cliff tops and amazing natural beauty. Let me be your tour guide as we journey along the Yorkshire coast from Spurn Point to Staithes and points in between

I was born and raised in Yorkshire and I have lived in the county for most of my life. I have visited the coast many times since childhood for holidays, day trips and pleasure and know it well. So I thought why not put down a little of my knowledge and experience of what the coast of my native county has to offer the visitor.

For each of the places we visit as I act ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, United Kingdom
Size: 82 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
123 reviews

Five Children and It (Xist Classics)

by E. Nesbit

Five Children and It is a delightful children's story for young readers or as a read aloud. The story begins when a group of siblings find a sand-fairy who can grant wishes that last only one day. Their wishes all go comically wrong in this fun adventure story for children....

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
3 reviews

Women of Scotland: A Journey to Scottish History

by Helen Susan Swift

Women of Scotland is a thematic time trip through Scottish history and the important part that women have played in its past.From the humble to the great, Scottish women have been at the forefront and background of events. Here are the fisherwomen, the warriors, the great writers, the Jacobites, the martyrs and the mill girls. Without them, Scotland would not have existed.Join on a great journey from the Dark Ages to the 21st century, and learn about the women who have been the driving force behind the small, yet dynamic nation....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A Cornish Grandmother's Family Favourites - Traditional Old Seasonal English Recipes & Cookbook: Baking, Cornwall, Easter, Popular, Classic, Cuisine, Historic, Spring, Summer, Passed Down

by Kay Polsue Bevan (Mogford) and Esther Mogford

If you want to know how to make a real Cornish Pasty or to prepare a Cornish cream tea you will find out in A Cornish Grandmother’s Family Favourites. This collection of over 80 recipes was originally written to hand down traditional Cornish cuisine to younger generations in one family. It contains many Cornish staples such as Saffron cake and ‘Likky’ pie.

However, there are recipes that were collected from several other parts of the world over one woman’s lifetime. Some of the recipes date back to the nineteenth century though these have been updated here for modern cooks. They give insight into how cooks and cooking have changed and are intertwined with the life experience of the senior author. The book is thus an unusual mix of cooking and social history.

Genre: Food & Drink, Gastronomy, Regional & International, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward  

Adolf Hitler And The Molpeth Diary: The Evolution Of A Despot 1932-1939

by David Kinder

What was it that made Adolf Hitler, a man who caused the death of millions amidst rampant destruction in pursuit of Nazis expansion across Europe? By delving into his past alongside his meteoric rise to absolute power, it is intended to shed light on this phenomenon as experienced through the eyes and ears of a English journalist, Edward Molpeth, whose jottings serve up a warning well before the catoclysm that began with World War Two; the context underscores historical fact and psychological analysis of a man who set out to conquer the world....

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

A Short Introduction to Thomas Becket

by John Lord

A great deal has been written of late years on Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Henry II.,—some historians writing him up, and others writing him down; some making him a martyr to the Church, and others representing him as an ambitious prelate who encroached on royal authority,—more of a rebel than a patriot. His history has become interesting, in view of this very discrepancy of opinion,—like that of Oliver Cromwell, one of those historical puzzles which always have attraction to critics. And there is abundant material for either side we choose to take. An advocate can make a case in reference to Becket’s career with more plausibility than about any other great character in English history,—with the exception of Queen Elizabeth, Cromwell, and Archbishop La...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
29 reviews

Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy Book 1)

by James Conroyd Martin

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.

With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, life and death. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna's new guardian who soon comes to personify Poland's courage and spirit, can't protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 556 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Europe: European History: The Most Important Leaders, Events, & People Through "European History" That Shaped...

by Raymond C. Nelson

Wonderful book on the History of Europe...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 28 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

GREEK GODS: Mythology: Myths, Legends and Ancient History (Greek Mythology, Egypt, Ancient Rome, Norse, Gods and...

by Roy Jackson

Explore the Rich Mythology of Ancient Greece!

***Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now!***

Have you always wondered why so many people are fascinated with the Greek Gods? Would you like to know more about these remarkable stories? Do you want to be able to share these tales with your friends - and understand others' references to them? If so, then Greek Gods is the book for you!

Greek Gods is available for Download Now.

You will learn about the primordial deities that created the universe, and the famous Titans of old. You will also discover the Olympian gods, and learn some of their many legends!

These stories will help you understand how the Ancient Greeks looked at the world. These tales of life, dea...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
38 reviews

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

by Mark Tanner

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.

Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert’s letters paint a deeply moving portrait of a remarkable young man. Bright, optimistic and exuberant, his gentle character shines through ever word.

Along with an introduction to Wilbert's life, the letters are accompanied by extensive, meticulously researched notes which are just a simple click away. They are there to add detail, context and colour for the reader who wants to understand more about particular aspects of the war. They include not just comments on militar...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 95 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Old Literature: From The Stereotype's Captivity. 2nd Ed.

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska and Kostyantyn Balashov

The Neo-Latin part of an Old Ukrainian literature was proscribed for ages. This book describes a lot of works, which were written by the authors from Ukrainian-Polish (later - Ukrainian-Russian) border, such as Stanislaw Orikhowsky, Simon Simonides, Erasm Syxt, Bartholomey Zymorowycz, Hryhoriy Skoworoda and other. The are two aims in "Old literature: from the stereotype's captivity": refute the opinion, that old literature is non interesting, and create the most general map of Ukrainian Neo-Latin studies....

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 141 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Brutus; First King of England, Prince of Troy (The Welsh Chronicles Book 1)

by Mark Hodges

Brutus; the first and the shortest of series on the Trojan exiles who founded Britain. Book one in the Welsh Chronicles series. Illegitimate son of exiled Trojan royalty. Losing his mother at birth. Banished from Italy, for the accidental death of his father. Leader of a revolt of Trojan slaves. Destined to become the founder of Great Britain. Meet Brutus, the latinized name of Britto, First King of England. An historical fiction based on the ancient Welsh Triads or chronicles. This particular series is following a translation of the Jesus College MS LXI translated by W.R. Cooper, 2002. Suitable for home school and late middle through high school readers as well as adults. Historical fiction puts history in an exciting perspective that aids learning and in gaining an appreciation of the im...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Latin Ukrainian Literature. Overview

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska

У монографії представлено результати дослідження творчості латиномовних інтелектуалів давньої України. Латинська мова розглядається як чинник творення особливого типу культурного порубіжжя. Авторка звертає увагу на методологічні аспекти вивчення української неолатиністики, аналізує основні її жанри та стилі, вказуючи на те, що інтертекстуальність – засадничий принцип виникнення новолатинських творів, значна частина яких нал...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

A Short Introduction to Saint Anselm

by John Lord

The Middle Ages produced no more interesting man than Anselm, Abbot of Bec and Archbishop of Canterbury,—not merely a great prelate, but a great theologian, resplendent in the virtues of monastic life and in devotion to the interests of the Church. He was one of the first to create an intellectual movement in Europe, and to stimulate theological inquiries.Anselm was born at Aosta, in Italy, 1033, and he died in 1109, at the age of 76. He was therefore the contemporary of Hildebrand, of Lanfranc, of Bérenger, of Roscelin, of Henry IV. of Germany, of William the Conqueror, of the Countess Matilda, and of Urban II. He saw the first Crusade, the great quarrel about investitures and the establishment of the Normans in England. Aosta was on the confines of Lombardy and Burgundy, in a mountain...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

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