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THE VIKINGS AMONG US: Deadly Invaders: True Bloody History

by Anna Revell

During the late 8th century, a new force from the Northern wilderness would wreck havoc on everything between British Isles and Russia. News of their seemingly unquenchable thirst for blood and plunder would eventually reach all across Europe, and their skill for attacking without warning on the most undefended outposts such as monasteries and small coastal towns would strike all with fear. They would be remarkable at navigating the rivers throughout Europe while setting up camps that lay hidden in the forest before striking their enemies, and became tenacious survivors wherever they arrived. They were called the Vikings.This book details the true horror and depravity of these Norse expansionists, one of the most violent invading forces in history,...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

by A. Homei and M. Worboys

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture; indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900, conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor, external and mostly chronic conditions  irritating, but mostly self-limit...

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Mental Health Retrosight: Understanding the returns from research (lessons from schizophrenia): Policy Report

by Steven Wooding and Alexandra Pollitt

Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Policy report.
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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
47 reviews

Fifty Great Things to Come Out of the Midlands

by Robert Shore

Celebrate the heart of Britain in this fun and informative mini-ebook.Rugby, Walkers Crisps, Conkers. These are just a handful of the many great things to have come out of the Midlands. In this celebratory list, journalist and loyal Midlander Robert Shore counts down fifty of the best gifts the Midlands has given the world.Knowledge no Midlander – nay, Brit! – should be without.From the author of Bang in the Middle....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
30 reviews

Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

by Hourly History

Vikings
The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really?

Inside your will read about...
✓ From the Fury of the Northmen
✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery
✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion
✓ Tidings from the East
✓ The End of the Viking Age
✓ The Vikings Come to Christ
✓ The Second Viking Invasi...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
10 reviews

Aberfan and Senghenydd

by Jason Whittle

Shining a helmet-mounted headlamp on the two worst disasters in Welsh coalmining history. In Senghenydd we follow one man's desperate bid for survival against the odds. In Aberfan, we hear a survivor's account of all that she lost on one tragic day. Both tales show the brave and indomitable spirit of the Welsh coalmining community....

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Philip II of Spain (Serapis Classics)

by Martin Hume

FOR three hundred years a bitter controversy has raged around the actions of Philip II. of Spain. Until our own times no attempt even had been made to write his life-history from an impartial point of view. He had been alternately deified and execrated, until through the mists of time and prejudice he loomed rather as the permanent embodiment of a system than as an individual man swayed by changing circumstances and controlled by human frailties. The more recent histories of his reign—the works of English, American, German, and French scholars—have treated their subject with fuller knowledge and broader sympathies, but they have necessarily been to a large extent histories of the great events which convulsed Europe for fifty years at the most critical period of modern times. The space ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 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 17 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

BAD MONKEY! (John of Swineford Book 3)

by BRYN M PARRY

Who would you call for if confronted by the problem of catching a 'serial killer' Bonobo haunting the dockland of medieval Liverpool? A good candidate would be that ace adventurer John of Swineford... if, that is, he can fit it in with all the baking he's been doing recently?...

Genre: History, Europe, Humour, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 2017 onward  

The Life of Philip II of Spain (History Revealed Book 3)

by Emily Williams

The Life of "Philip the Prudent" in a Nutshell...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
9 reviews

The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their countryThe Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family.Edward died on exactly the same day, and as part of the same military offensive, as Wilfred Owen. They died only a few miles apart and yet there cannot be a bigger contrast between their legacies. Edward had been born into poverty in west London on the eve of the twentieth c...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 61 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
2 reviews

King George VI: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 5)

by Hourly History

King George VI* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.In Britain the phrase ‘an heir and a spare’ refers to the imperative for members of the royal family to provide both an heir to take on their title and a spare. In this equation King George VI was ‘the spare’, the second son of King George V and Mary, and never expected to sit on the throne. King George VI, or Albert as he was known prior to his kingship, had a career in the Royal Navy and served during the First World War before King Edward VIII’s decision to abdicate his throne. Determined to restore the British Royal Family in the eyes of the people, King George VI played a pivotal role in the victory of the allied nations in ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.90 / 5
8 reviews

A Short History of Italy

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the birth of the Roman Empire to the rise of the city-states through the Renaissance and the making of modern Italy, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of Italy is a fascinating story of the forces and events that shaped this country. ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Castles in Scotland Volume II: A Travellers’ Guide

by Gary McKraken

Castles in Scotland – A Travellers’ Guide Volume II

This is the follow-up to my popular Castles in Scotland book. Twenty more top Scottish castles for you to read about. Download your copy to your PC, Mac, Smartphone, Tablet or Kindle device today.

I love Scotland. A beautiful, scenic country with much to recommend it to the tourist. And the history is a big part of that. And a huge contribution to the history of Scotland are the many magnificent castles throughout the land. I’m interested in both (history and castles) so what better way to illustrate that than a book about castles in Scotland. I’ve already written one which is available on Kindle and now here is volume II for your enjoyment.

A few of the featured castles are listed below tho...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, United Kingdom
Size: 69 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

A Short History of France

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the times of the Gauls and Romans to the fall of Napoleon and beyond, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of France is a fascinating chronicle of the events and forces that forged the nation....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
4 reviews

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

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 15 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
33 reviews

Queen Victoria: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 1)

by Hourly History

Queen Victoria
The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, the mother of nine children and grandmother to 42, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely but from the time she took the throne aged just eighteen she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable.

Inside you will read about...
✓ An Unsentimental Marriage
✓ Race to Produce an Heir
✓ Finally an Adult and Finally a Queen
✓ V&A
✓ Die Shattenseite
✓ The Hungry Forties and Albert’s Great Exhibition
✓ The Widow at Windsor
And much more!

In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery (The first adventure of Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo da Pavia Book 1)

by George Herman and Kit Seaton

Twenty-Seven ways to commit murder!
"A Comedy of Murders" is the first historical mystery in a series of eight adventures involving Leonardo da Vinci as a Sherlock Holmes type detective and his companion Niccolo da Pavia.
The court of Ludovico Sforza visits a monastery for rest and refreshment after a day of hunting. As they arrive a huge boulder drops in front of the Duke followed by a plummeting body. This assassination attempt on the Dukes life is thwarted by a young man, Niccolo da Pavia, orphaned at birth and living in the Monastery. The young man is rewarded with an offer to become a member of the Duke’s court, his dream of experiencing a world outside the monastery is realized.
Leonardo da Vinci is artist-in-residence in the Milan Court of Duke Ludovico. Nicc...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 396 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
43 reviews

Children To A Degree - Growing Up Under the Third Reich (Book 1)

by Horst Christian

Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.

Karl Veth, the oldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had already established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends but contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it.

Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives to excel in his studies, but he questions everything. Dangerous questions during a time when people are closely monitored. Karl’s father and grandfather are not blind followers and they have their own opinions about Hitler and his regime. The lessons they teac...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
43 reviews

A RELATIVE MATTER: A SWEET REGENCY ROMANCE

by Karen Cogan

In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 reviews

1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:

by XerXes Xu

This year we remember the outbreak of the First World War, one hundred years ago. This ended a century of relative peace in Europe, a century of great technological progress in which the modern world was born and a century of huge social change in England. We easily recognise the world of 1914, with trains, planes and buses. 1814 is not so easily recognisable, but it was also a cusp year. Napoleon surrendered, the French wars were near an end, a page was turning and a better future beckoned. However, in 1814, in many ways the social institutions of England remained medieval, none more so than the criminal justice system. There were 222 capital offences on the statute book, often for relatively minor offences. A child of eight was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey, London's main criminal...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 643 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
42 reviews

A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland

by Mary Platt Parmele

In 1707 the three kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Scotland united to form Great Britain. "One of the most astonishing transformations in European history," in the words of historian Simon Schama. In A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland Mary Platt Parmele traces the origins and development of each nation from the dark ages to the modern era....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
152 reviews

Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by James Joyce

DUBLINERS is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
12 reviews

The Trolley Mission 1945: Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II

by Markus Lenz

This electronic book tells the story of a sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. In May 1945, thousands of men who had, in countless ways, played a part in the aerial attack on Germany received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors. The Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (AAF, USAAF) all played a part in the destruction. The author, Markus Lenz, was born in 1975 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a private pilot and an economic historian and was collecting aerial photographs of the Trolley Mission....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
7 reviews

Oliver Cromwell: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Oliver CromwellOne of the most controversial figures in British History, Oliver Crowell entered the world as an insignificant member of the English gentry and left it as the all-powerful Lord Protector of the entirety of England, Scotland and Ireland. A radical Puritan, Cromwell believed that his meteoric rise through the ranks of the English military and parliament was an expression of God’s will.Inside you will read about...✓ The Early Life of Oliver Cromwell✓ The Road to Influence✓ The First English Civil War✓ Cromwell the Politician✓ Commonwealth in England, War in Ireland, and Rebellion in Scotland✓ Cromwell, Lord Protector✓ Cromwell’s LegacyProving himself on the battlefields of England’s Civil war, Cromwell signed King Charles I’s death warrant only to later be...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many d...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
38 reviews

Wellington's Men

by W. H. Fitchett

"This volume is an attempt to rescue from undeserved oblivion a cluster of soldierly autobiographies; and to give to the general reader some pictures of famous battles, not as described by the historian or analysed by the philosopher, but as seen by the eyes of men who fought in them. History treats the men who do the actual fighting in war very ill. It commonly forgets all about them. If it occasionally sheds a few drops of careless ink upon them, it is without either comprehension or sympathy. From the orthodox historian’s point of view, the private soldier is a mere unconsidered pawn in the passionless chess of some cold-brained strategist. As a matter of fact a battle is an event which pulsates with the fiercest human passions — passions bred of terror and of daring; of the anguish...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 327 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 October 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
20 reviews

Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 1)

by Hourly History

☆ Napoleon ☆
This book is for anyone that enjoys crucial turning points in history. Napoleon was an unremarkable man who managed to change the entire landscape of the world 200 years ago. He has been hailed as a military genius and his victories are still studied by international armed forces to this day.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Little Corporal
✓ Napoleon Takes Charge
✓ The Napoleonic Code
✓ On the Road to Empire
✓ A Continent Under Siege
✓ Backroom Deals and the Division of Empire
✓ Exile and the Napoleonic Last Stand
✓ Everyone Wants to Rule the World

Through military exploit and the Napoleonic code, he was a man who came out of nowhere and changed the world. This book describ...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 October 2017 onward  

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