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CITY LIFE YORK: EBORACUM - EFORWIC - JORVIK

by DANIEL PETER BUCKLEY

Explore the city of York from the Celtic bronze age up until it's rise in the Roman period when it was a Roman frontier fortress that would become the seat of power for Roman emperors.
Constantine was crowned emperor in York and in Anglo Saxon times Edwin was crowned king of the English in Eforwic.
Later kings would also have strong connections with the city of York during the middle ages and the periods of conflicts such as the viking raids and later wars of the roses......

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 111 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2017 onward  

Queen Elizabeth I: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Queen Elizabeth I* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.There are many versions of Queen Elizabeth I of England; the beautiful young Tudor Queen courted by all the princes of Europe; a fearless virgin warrior in white velvet, rousing her troops on the battlefield; an irascible old woman in a powdered wig, surrounded by fawning young men. A formidable woman, Elizabeth I ruled alone at a time when Europe was a hotbed of conflict, dominated by empire-seeking Kings with opposing religious beliefs.Inside you will read about...✓ Early Years ✓ Becoming Queen of England ✓ The Matter of Succession ✓ Mary Queen of Scots ✓ The Last Suitor ✓ Trouble in England ✓ Mary's Execution ✓ The Es...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 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 May 2017 onward  

War Of The Roses: The Struggle for Supremacy

by Patrick Auerbach

What more could you want from a tale, then what the Wars of the Roses can provide you? It is a tale of supremacy that was fought over 30 years. This story includes death by execution, death in battle, and mysterious deaths that are still unknown today. What makes it all the more fascinating is that it is history. It is not a story written by someone like George Martin and his tale of the Game of Thrones. It is not a TV show about the House of Tudor that has taken liberties with historical accounts. The events of the Wars of the Roses are recorded. The various battles fought by five kings trying to gain supremacy over other men happened. Yes, there are certain details of the battles, the deaths, and assumptions that may not be completely true. Different accounts of certain battles, such as ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Scotland Yard Casebook

by Joan Lock

In 1878 the Criminal Investigation Department replaced Scotland Yard's corrupt and discredited Detective Branch. In this classic story of the early days of detection, Joan Lock tells the fascinating story of the creation of the CID, the scandal which preceded it, and the successes and failures of the new organization, including early cases such as the four murders by Ernest Southey, the ferocious outbreak of dockland killings in 1869 and the more familiar Bravo, Neill Cream and Jack the Ripper crimes.She describes Scotland Yard's gradual, if sometimes tardy, acceptance of identification and communication aids such as photography, the telegraph, telephone, Bertillon's anthropometric measurements and the fingerprint system.First World War spy and Dear John jealousy murders were followed by R...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 214 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2017 onward  

Window on the Forth

by Malcolm Archibald

This thematic book introduces the history of the Firth of Forth, the gateway to the east of Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.Chapters cover the glory days of Sir Andrew Wood and Great Michael, the ‘greatest ship afloat’ as well as the day that shipwrecked Spaniards from the Armada called at Anstruther. There is a chapter on the doomed emigrant ships that carried optimistic Scots to tragedy in the New World and on invasion fleets that hovered off the coast. The fighting Leith smacks are mentioned, together with the German air force’s first attack on Great Britain – and their first losses as the Spitfires of 602, City of Glasgow and 603, City of Edinburgh squadron met them head on. There are whaling ships and fishing boats, great tea clippers with a Forth connection ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 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...

by M. Worboys and A. Homei

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 21 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

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

by Sophie Castle-Clarke and Gavin Cochrane

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 21 May 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 21 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 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 19 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 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 15 May 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 15 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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 12 May 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 12 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical...

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 11 May 2017 onward  

Stress in Post-War Britain (Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine)

by Mark Jackson

In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress in post-war Britain through a series of carefully connected case studies....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 253 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 May 2017 onward  

Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death? (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family...

by Julie Shaw

It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate has gotten very messy.Lucy has fallen for local policeman’s son, Danny. And Vicky is madly in love with Paddy, the charming but ruthless local bad boy. The boys are bitter enemies and determined to keep the two girls apart. But then Vicky is accused of murder, and even her drug-dealer boyfriend wants her mouth shut, permanently. Maybe Lucy is the only one who can save her…Love, murder, revenge. Who can you really trust when there’s blood on your hands?...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Parenting & Families, Family Relationships, Parenting, True Crime, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 May 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
64 reviews

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story

by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story is an introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series by eminent historian Alison Weir. The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories that will offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories that will captivate fans of Philippa Gregory and readers who lost their hearts (but not their heads) to the majestic world of Wolf Hall. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seym...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 May 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  

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