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Mythology: Viking Mythology: Gods & Folklords

by Kalf Yorkson

Unearth the Secrets of the Ancient Vikings!
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Do you love the Norse culture and its mythology? Are you ready to dig into the fascinating world of Thor, Loki, Freya, Odin, and Hel? Would you like to know more stories about your favorite heroes?
If so, Kalf Yorkson’s Mythology – Viking Mythology: Viking Gods & Folklore is the book for you! Inside, he explains the traditions and beliefs of these mighty ancient warriors. You’ll discover their myths, legends, and stories about their lives – and the powerful Viking Gods!
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Do you want to hear stories about gods, giants, dwarves, valkyries, and elves?
In this book, Kalf Yorkson has compiled a collection of Viking tales from various sources, so you have them all right at your fingertips. You’ll discover names and descriptions of the Viking gods and their importance to Norse culture. You’ll learn their origin stories, wonder at the magical creatures in their world, and find out how this cultural wisdom resonates with us, today!
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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: Unknown
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Notes on Arthurian Literature

by Bruce Macfarlane

This book presents the results of an examination into the origins of King Arthur and the historical events associated with him and includes discussions on the problems with dating in the Dark Ages and the influences of external environmental and astronomical events. The book also investigate the Celtic origins of the Grail stories and the significance of their appearance at the time of the crusades after the second fall of Jerusalem in 1187 and their re-emergence in Malory’s Mort D’Arthur following the destruction of Constantinople in 1454.Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge and reference the books, papers and authors I have used in my book and these are now highlighted and linked in the text by either the Bibliography number or in the case of footnotes, highlighted by an “f” number.

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
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The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“[W]e observed the Enemy marching down towards us in three Columns, at 10 they formed their Line of Battle, which was at least six deep, having their Flanks covered by a thick Wood on each Side, into which they threw above 3000 Canadians and Indians, who gauled us much; the Regulars then marched briskly up to us, and gave us their first Fire, at about Fifty Yards Distance, which we did not return, as it was General Wolfe's express Orders not to fire till they came within twenty Yards of us…” – The British Sergeant-Major of Gen. Hopson’s Grenadiers describing the Battle of QuebecOn September 13, 1759, a battle was fought on the Plains of Abraham outside the old city of Quebec that was one of the turning point battles in world history. Thanks to the British victory and the events that followed, Canada went from being a colony of France (New France) to being a colony of Great Britain, which permanently changed Canadian history. In many ways, the outcome of the battle brought about several American attempts to seize Canada during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and ultimately it ensured that when Canada became an independent country, it was part of the British Commonwealth with an Anglophone majority and a Francophone minority. Frictions over cultural and political issues between the English Canadians and the Québécois, dating back to the battle, continue to impact the state of affairs in Canada today. While the battle had a profound impact, it has also been romanticized and mythologized beyond even epic proportions. Though often forgotten today (more than 250 years after the battle), the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the culmination of a long siege, and the decisive action itself was an incredibly short affair at less than half an hour. Despite that brevity, both commanding generals were mortally wounded in the exchange, making British General James Wolfe a national hero on both sides of the Atlantic and French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm a convenient scapegoat. Only a few thousand soldiers were engaged on each side, and the battle ended with less than 1,500 casualties combined.Regardless, the French were compelled to quit Quebec after the battle, giving up one of their most important colonial possessions in the New World, and when the fighting ended in North America in 1760, the British still held the city. When the fighting ended on the European continent, the subsequent treaty forced the French to cede most of their North American possessions to the British, and it also left Britain in tough economic straits, which would set about a chain of events that brought about the American Revolution in the following decade. While the Battle of Quebec is no longer famous among Americans, the broader conflict, known as the French and Indian War, certainly remains so. As part of the Seven Years’ War, which was being fought between the British and French across the world, the French and Indian War was the last in a long series of colonial conflicts between the two world powers and forever changed the colonial map in America and elsewhere. At the end of the war, disputed North American borders were finally settled, and both empires were left reeling from the costs of war. The war would cement British power in North America, end French colonial ambition for decades, and bring about a chain reaction that led to the formation of a new nation.The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America profiles the combatants and the political background that led to the war and influenced the American Revolution in the aftermath. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the French and Indian War like never before.

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Vikings: History of Vikings: From The History of "Rune Stones" to "Norse Mythology" (Thor, Odin, Valhalla, Viking Religion, Swedish History Book 1)

by Michael J. Stewart

Who were the Vikings?Did they earn the reputation of remorseless raiders and greedy pirates?Where they more than the mere barbarians and plunderers that history makes them out to be?Find out the truth about the Vikings with History of Vikings: From The History of "Rune Stones" to "Norse Mythology" by Michael J. Stewart. Stewart takes you beyond rumor and speculation and into the real world of the Scandinavian seafarers known as the Vikings. You’ll get the true story, not an oversimplified Hollywood myth.You’ll learn:Who the Vikings were and why they raided their neighborsHow the Vikings used runestones to tell stories about the gods and themselvesWhat life was like in the Viking Age for an ordinary Viking familyWhat Vikings at war fought with and lived and died forAbout their myths and their pantheon of gods including Freyja, Odin, Thor, and LokiWith History of Vikings: From The History of "Rune Stones" to "Norse Mythology" by Michael J. Stewart, you get more than a simple history. This quick dip uses the study of archeological findings and surviving collections of prose and poetic works to paint an accurate picture of these famous people. Stewart presents the facts; it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions.Don’t dismiss the Vikings as heretical barbicans. Learn how they really lived.Scroll up to get your copy now.

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
18 reviews

The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life: An Amazing WW2 Survival Story (A Jewish Girl's Holocaust Book Surviving Memoir)

by Krystyna Carmi

God looks after the orphansHappy childhood, horrors of war and miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn.Krystyna Carmi's childhood was full of happy moments in the family house. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian girls, that played games with her. She attended a Ukrainian school, participated in school celebrations; she lived a normal, everyday life. In her memoire, published after many years of silence, Krystyna Carmi shows the history of her family and her life. The book contains more than 100 pictures, taken by Krystyna’s father, a professional photographer, and sent it to their family in Israel before the war.Krystyna was gifted with an amazing memory and as such was able to recall the atmosphere of those days, describing in details the appearance of a household; and if that wasn’t enough, Krystyna Carmi writes about something very rare, the smells she remembered from childhood. Walking with her on the streets of pre-war Obertyn, we get to know the Jews, the Ukrainians, and the Poles and the social and material conditions of their lives, as well as their names and surnames. Krystyna Carmi paints a psychological portrait of these people; she writes about how they dressed, what they ate, what their attitude towards others was, and above all, towards God. She writes about things seemingly trivial, however when looking back, they are incredibly significant.But the happy childhood did not last long. The first days of war brought overall fear and panic, the entrance of Red Army soldiers to Obertyn, the arrest of Polish patriots, liquidation of Jewish shops, the gradual growth into a more difficult reality of occupation, the Hungarian army in Obertyn, Jews murdered by Ukrainians in the local towns, incredible photos of the members of the Jewish community, drowning in the Dniester by Ukrainians. However, the worst was still ahead of the Jewish community in Obertyn and her family. First, the Germans, then the Kołomyja ghetto. She was with her parents as well as her maternal and paternal grandfathers. The life conditions in which Obertyn Jews had to live are described in the poem Molasa ”" Ghetto Sweets; she shows in a fictile, detailed way, psychophysical suffering caused by hunger.People died in the ghetto because of hunger and physical exhaustion; their bodies were collected on a platform. These deaths do not escape the attention of a sensitive and suffering girl, who years later will write a poem with the title In Remembrance of Innocently Suffering People of Different Ages and Sexes from Kołomyja Ghetto; a picture of the platform will stay in her memory forever. "The open mouth and eyes of these human corpses have been hunting me all my life."Then she returned from the ghetto with her parents, and escaped from Obertyn, following by her sisters’ death, which she described in a very suggestive way in her poems: Black Kamionka Forest. Part I Testimony and Black Kamionka Forest. Part II Curse). Her parents’ death, hiding, hunger, thirst, fear for life, then indifference as time goes by because life is hard. It would be easier to part with the world, but The Strange Ways of Providence in her Life has chosen for her to live, to be. This is how you could present in short, the content of Krystyna Carmi’s memoire. The memoire are interspersed with the cover of Doctor Markus Willbach, a friend of the Sorger family to emphasize the authenticity of Krystyna Carmi’s (maiden name: Sorger) memories as the images, situations, and events witnessed by her as a little girl coincide with Doctor Willbach’s account, an adult at that time. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 285 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Athens for beginners. An instructive tour in Plaka: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 74 pages
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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
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Stephen Hawking: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' inspectorate and ombudsman. The book will appeal to campaigners, health and social care staff and others working with older people, and those with an interest in policy development in England, the 1960s, women’s history and the history of psychiatry and nursing.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 283 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

DON JUAN: A Legendary, Fictional Libertine. The Entire Life Story (Great Biographies Book 54)

by The History Hour

Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Was Don Juan an unconquerable womanizer and a philanderer whose life choices were driven by his loins, not his mind? A rich man of noble blood, indeed. But also, a scoundrel of the highest order. Still, not every story sees him as such. The reason Don Juan's story is so popular is probably that there is a bit of him in most men in their dreams at least. Not in the misogynistic way of some telling of the Spaniard’s life, but who doesn’t, in their wildest, most secret dreams, wish that they held a little more attraction for those they desire? Had a tad more confidence?Inside you’ll read aboutUnwanted Role ModelsJourneys and DangerA Libertine Who Never LearnsA Man Misunderstood?The Sick RoseAnd much more!Still, for others, Don Juan is a more complex character than simply being an early Casanova; a Romeo without respect. Some say he is more victim than culprit; others that there is nothing wrong with enjoying life, provided doing so harms no one and nobody is induced to do something they would rather not. Our challenge is to find out exactly what kind of man Don Juan really was. The answer might surprise us.

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 92 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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No Woman's Land: a Holocaust novel based on a true story (Women and the Holocaust Book 2)

by Ellie Midwood

Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Vladimir Lenin: A Life From Beginning to End (Revolutionaries Book 4)

by Hourly History

Vladimir Lenin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The political theories of Lenin have long outlived him, and have even gone on to outlive the Marxist state he help to found; the Soviet Union. The name Lenin still reverberates around the world, and yet “Lenin” is not even his real name. He was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, the name Lenin was just the word he used to attach to his ideology, Lenin was just the brand that he developed as he attempted to make good on his promise to export Leninism all over the world. Inside you will read about...✓ The Birth of Revolution✓ Lenin’s Honeymoon in Exile✓ Lenin’s Blank Check✓ Dealing with Monarchist Filth✓ Saving Face✓ Voice of a Nation✓ Russia Holds its BreathAnd much more!The man that came to be known as Vladimir Lenin almost single-handedly sparked communist revolution in Russia and he very nearly brought his brand of Marxism to the rest of the world. What drove him to do this? Where did he derive such an immense desire for societal change?This book serves to examine the landscape that brought such a pivotal figure to such prominence, examining all of the catalysts, from personal, to national, that led the man known simply as “Lenin” down his inexorable path of revolution.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Brexit: A Sound Decision: Nine Weeks Later The Reasons To Leave Look Even Better

by Andrew Mather

The sky hasn’t fallen, experts are having to revise their prognostications, countries are queuing up to manage trade negotiations with Britain, and May, a Remainer, nevertheless seems determined to honour the vote.
Emotions have subsided somewhat, though Remain still threaten to derail the result with an MP rebellion, or legal challenge. Sturgeon continues to do everything possible to cause strife and consternation.
It is by no means assured that we will get the clear break that Leave voters would like to see. It may indeed take years to unravel our ties with the EU, and to rework them into something more suitable to a sovereign nation dealing with a politicial superstate.
The issues remain, and we revisit them to provide a perhaps tidier, better organised summary than in the original Brexit: Why We Won, which was written in a hurry for good reason. Remain were up in arms.
Many still are, so it’s still worth understanding the issues, and the sound reasons for our vote.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 87 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
9 reviews

History of Norway: From Brutal Battle of the World War II to Present Day (Fascinating World History Episode Book 10)

by History-Episode

A Complete History of NorwayMost of Scandinavia has been covered by ice at least three times, and the last ice melted about 14,000 years ago. The first traces of man in Norway dates back to sometime after 10,000 BC and they came both from the South and the North East.The Viking Age (793-1066 AD)For more than three centuries, the Vikings voyaged and invaded neighboring countries. Little by little they acquired national identities and became Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. Local chieftains were administrating their own areas of the country until Harald Hårfagre united Norway into one kingdom and became the first king around 885.The fundamental element for the Vikings was the ships, the instrument and symbol of Viking expansion. Due to the exceptional qualities and navigational skills, they spread across Europe, down the Caspian Sea, to Greenland and Iceland, and in the year 1000 to North America, where Leif Eriksson reached the American continent – about five hundred years earlier than Christopher Columbus. At that time Norway became a Christian country and the ruling king oppressed the Viking religion, but many people continued to hold on to the old beliefs. Traces of this Nordic mythology can still be seen in the names of the days of the week and in Norwegian holiday celebrations.Union with DenmarkHere Is A Preview Of What You Will Get:In History of Norway , you will get a full understanding of the book. In History of Norway , you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about History of Norway .

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 35 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Marie Curie: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 4)

by Hourly History

Marie Curie* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.One of the most famous women of the twentieth century, Marie Curie was a trailblazer in the truest sense. Known for her discovery of two radioactive elements, radium and polonium, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She remains the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes in different sciences. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life and Loss✓ The Flying University✓ Nobel Prizes✓ Scandals✓ Curie’s First World War Efforts✓ The Discovery that Killed HerAnd much more!Marie Curie lived by her own rules in a society marred by misogyny and xenophobia. A scientist, but also a loving wife and mother, she defied expectations as a matter of course. Curie also fought for her country during the First World War the best way she knew how—with science. There is much more to Marie Curie’s story than the discovery of the radioactive elements that eventually killed her.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Voltaire: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, History, Europe
Size: 2.02 mb
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

The Knights Templar: The True and Surprising Story Of Histories Most Secretive Order

by Patrick Auerbach

Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown.

The order of the Knights Templar was founded by Hugh de Payens, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, along with eight of his companions, in Jerusalem around 1119.

They originally consisted of a group of knights who protected Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land against attack from brigands and Saracen pirates, after the crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.

The order's full name was the "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon".

They were given quarters next to the temple and adopted their distinctive uniform – white tunics with an eight-pointed blood-red cross.

In 1129 they took monastic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and pledged themselves ready to die for their faith.

They were gradually transformed into a chivalric order of warrior-monks who fought with distinction in the Crusades.

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Cockburn's Edinburgh (Plays by a History Teacher Book 1)

by George Harris

This is a short play based closely on "Memorials of His Own Time" by Henry Cockburn. In it Henry Cockburn and his close friend Francis Jeffrey reminisce about their experiences between 1790 and 1830. Scenes include a duel, a treason trial, the great fire of Edinburgh, an old-style dinner party, the founding of the "Edinburgh Review", and the hanging of Ned Burke (on the evidence of Hare). The action is interspersed with appropriate Scots songs of the period by Robert Burns, Walter Scott and others.

Genre: Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 71 pages
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Crafting the Movement: Identity Entrepreneurs in the Swedish Trade Union Movement, 1920–1940

by Jenny Jansson

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet History and Society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hundred annotated entries for the census tables, a keyword index that enables researchers to find census data by subject, and a list of political-administrative units covered in each census.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
9 reviews

The Victorian Era: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Queen Victoria and an Era in the History of the United Kingdom Known for Its Hierarchy-Based Social Order

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Victorian Era, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!When Queen Victoria stepped onto the throne of Great Britain and Ireland in 1837, gone were the days when the monarch had supreme authority over the kingdom. Victoria ruled at the head of a government with which she was meant to converse, debate, and ultimately guide, and it was a job she sometimes struggled to perform. Victoria described herself as an emotional creature and blamed her gender for what she believed were her shortcomings as a monarch.The queen suffered emotionally during her childhood and also in the early part of her rule, but despite a few dramatic scandals at court, Victoria came to be loved and respected by the majority of her subjects across the vast British Empire. An unprecedented number of important social and economic changes occurred during Victoria’s 63-year reign, and that span of time has come to signify Britain’s coming of age into modern history. One of the most important changes experienced by Great Britain between 1837 and 1901 was the population explosion. When Victoria was crowned, there were about 13.9 million Britons; by the time she died, there were an estimated 32.5 million. The sharp increase has been related to modernized methods of medical treatment, sanitation, and social welfare, but each of those industries was far from perfection during the 19th century. Nevertheless, the birth rate increased and the mortality rate fell. In The Victorian Era: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Queen Victoria and an Era in the History of the United Kingdom Known for Its Hierarchy-Based Social Order, you will discover topics such asAn Unexpected HeiressThe AccessionA Palace, A Groom, and Two ScandalsRats, Fleas, and Other Victorian PestsThe Cholera Epidemic of 1846-1860The Sanitation RevolutionA Queen in MourningAnatomy, Medicine, and the Body SnatchersFrankenstein, Horror, and Science FictionEgyptomania, Scientific Racism, and the Suez CanalCults and the Church of EnglandA Letter from ChinaThe Industrial RevolutionHomelessness and PovertyVictorian Spirits and SpiritualityA Victorian ChristmasThe Victorians on EvolutionMadness, Hysteria, and MasturbationEmpress of IndiaJack the RipperThe 20th CenturyAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Victorian Era, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 98 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

Queen Elizabeth I: A Biography of A Very Important Queen in World History (The People's Queen of England) (Fascinating World History Episodes Book 10)

by History-Episode

A Complete Biography of Queen Elizabeth I – A Very Important Queen in World HistoryFrom the moment she was conceived, Queen Elizabeth I of England was the subject of controversy. The daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was accused of being illegitimate by English Catholics before she was even born, as they refused to acknowledge the annulment of Henry's first marriage. Elizabeth's childhood was tumultuous, as her mother was executed when she was two and a half years old, and she was raised as Henry's daughter but not Henry's heir.Elizabeth became Queen in 1558, succeeding her half-sister Mary Tudor to the throne. Elizabeth refused to marry immediately and rule as co-regent with her husband, as Mary had done, and her decision to remain single and rule alone became a defining feature of her reign. However, Elizabeth knew that by entertaining the notion of marriage to a foreign prince she could maintain control of her own political authority. Naming an heir, whether from her own body or not, would destabilize her position and leave her vulnerable to a coup.Elizabeth’s voluntary decision to never marry inspired a cult of virginity where the Queen’s decision to remain a virgin gradually became regarded as her greatest virtue. Poets, writers, and artists fueled the public’s worship of her virtue by creating recognizable iconography that created a legend around Elizabeth, even while she was still alive. Elizabeth’s loyal subjects often pointed out that her reign fulfilled one of the prophecies of Merlin, “then shall a Royal Virgin reign, which shall stretch her white rod over the Belgic shore and the great Castile smite so sore withal that it shall make him shake and fall.” The “great Castile,” of course, referred to King Philip of Spain.Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get:In Queen Elizabeth I , you will get a full understanding of the book. In Queen Elizabeth I , you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Queen Elizabeth I .

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 33 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Dynasty

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: 15.27 mb
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the ‘Bloody Code’ and the resulting interactions around the ‘Hanging Tree’, they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system – the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

A Short History of Spain

by Mary Platt Parmele

The history of Spain dates back to the Early Middle Ages. In 1516, Habsburg Spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms; its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978. After the completion of the Reconquista, the kingdoms of Spain were united under Habsburg rule in 1516. At the same time, the Spanish Empire began to expand to the New World across the ocean, marking the beginning of the Golden Age of Spain, during which, from the early 1500s to the 1650s, Habsburg Spain was among the most powerful states in Europe.Written in an engaging style, Mary Parmele’s concise study A Short History of Spain introduces readers to the key themes that have shaped modern Spain.

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging rope in the modern era. It ends by look at the spiritual afterlife of dead criminals.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
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Color Me Green: Ways the Irish Influenced America

by Helen Walsh Folsom and Helen Folsom

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 166 pages
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Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100–1343

by John B. Freed

Freed documents the network of marriage practices among ministerials in the archdiocese of Salzburg and in the process reconstructs an important and previously unexplored chapter in the rise of the German principalities.

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
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Augustine and the Art of Ruling in the Carolingian Imperial Period (Open Access): Political Discourse in Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims

by Sophia Moesch

This volume is an investigation of how Augustine was received in the Carolingian period, and the elements of his thought which had an impact on Carolingian ideas of ‘state’, rulership and ethics. It focuses on Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims, authors and political advisers to Charlemagne and to Charles the Bald, respectively. It examines how they used Augustinian political thought and ethics, as manifested in the De civitate Dei, to give more weight to their advice. A comparative approach sheds light on the differences between Charlemagne’s reign and that of his grandson. It scrutinizes Alcuin’s and Hincmar’s discussions of empire, rulership and the moral conduct of political agents during which both drew on the De civitate Dei, although each came away with a different understanding. By means of a philological–historical approach, the book offers a deeper reading and treats the Latin texts as political discourses defined by content and language..

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 260 pages
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