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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.

Eac...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, United Kingdom
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Crock Pot Cookbook: Top 25 Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Everyday Cooking

by Anthony Evans

Do you like an idea of throwing ingredients in a slow cooker and coming back in several hours when the meal will be ready? With the help of this cookbook you'll have an opportunity to become free and don't waste your time for everyday cooking.Slow Cooker or Crock Pot is an amazing kitchen appliance with the help of this you will be able to combine different healthy and delicious ingredients in tasty meals. And you don't need to spend many hours every day to create these dishes. All you need is to choose one of recipes from Crock Pot Cookbook, load your Slow Cooker and continue doing your business.To help you get all benefits while using Slow Cooker Pot we designed a Cookbook where:Collected most valuable meat and vegetable recipesYou will enrich your life with healthy mealsYour cooking lev...

Genre: Food & Drink, Regional & International, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

The Shipwreck of the MV Dunedin Star: The History of the Famous British Ship during World War II

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of the shipwreck*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“The U-boat can fairly be described as Hitler’s last card and he will play it for all he is worth.” – Sir Stafford CrippsOn the morning of November 9, 1942, the Dunedin Star, a 13,000-ton refrigerated cargo ship, was tugged off her moorings and nudged into the mouth of the Mersey River, that iconic entrance way to Liverpool Harbor and the British gateway to the outside world. On her port side, Fort Perch hung ghostly and silent in the dawn light, and the old Leashow Lighthouse blinked forlornly on the North Wirral headland. As she passed the harbor walls and entered open water, the harbor pilot shook the captain’s hand and wished him G...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
6 reviews

The Sands of Dee: Legends and Traditions of the Wirral Peninsula

by Gavin Chappell

"From Blacon Point to Hilbre
A squirrel could leap from tree to tree."
-Old saying

THE SANDS OF DEE is a collection of legends and traditions recorded in or about the Wirral Peninsula, from Celtic and Viking prehistory, through tales of medieval banditry, smuggling, wrecking and highway robbery, to such urban legends as the Phantom Hitchhiker of Spital and the Prenton Dolls' House.

Retold by the author of WIRRAL SMUGGLERS, WRECKERS AND PIRATES....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 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 23 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
40 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 22 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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No More Parades (Volume 2 of the tetralogy Parade's End)

by Madox, Ford,Ford

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Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2017 onward  

Stonehenge: The Mysterious Megaliths

by Cheryl Leonard

One of the world’s most famous megalithic monuments, Stonehenge, an ancient sacred site, is located on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, Southern England. It is an impressive prehistoric circle constructed approximately 5,000 years ago, due to its amazing scale, magnificent stones, the quality of its construction, and the significance and purpose it holds for mankind. This book includes an introduction into its description and historical background, the builders and construction phases, methods of transporting the stones, discoveries and theories....

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 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 18 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
7 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 10 July 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 06 July 2017 onward  

Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death? (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 6)

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 05 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
65 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 04 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill

by Captivating History

Explore How Churchill Went From Schoolboy Failure to Wartime HeroFree History BONUS Inside!As a British politician who was well known for serving twice as prime minister for the United Kingdom and as an infamous war organizer, leader Winston S. Churchill filled his long life with achievements and recognition plotted throughout every modern history book. Most famously, he led Great Britain into victory over Nazi Germany during World War II in his first run as prime minister and played an essential role in negotiating peace once the war reached an unsteady end. Commonly, his name is associated as one of the “Big Three” alongside United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In unity, the three men helped lead the world to a resolution from the viole...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
15 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 29 June 2017 onward  

How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, International, War & Peace
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 June 2017 onward  

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