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History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Scotland, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of ScotlandWars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the BruceWilliam Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from EnglandA sense of poetic irony registers when one learns that Scotland has never won a major military battle when the odds were in their favor. In 1513, the largest Scottish army to ever invade England was defeated by a si...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

The Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That Brought down the Plantagenet Dynasty and Put the Tudors on the Throne

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
43 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 16 February 2019 onward  

The Paranormal Articles (Mike Covell Investigates Book 9)

by Mike Covell

This book brings together years of Mike Covell's writing, featuring ghost stories and hauntings, ghostly myths, ufology, cryptozoology, dark history and more.Includes insights into the research and writing phase, and how Mike picks and chooses his stories that have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and blogs....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 398 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 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 13 February 2019 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 12 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
15 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, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
61 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 10 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alice Mauger

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 281 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
19 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 06 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
42 reviews

Winston Churchill: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Winston Churchill* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The man that the world knows as Winston Churchill looms large on the stage of world history. Like some sort of colossus from antiquity, Churchill strides between two major epochs in the world, one foot planted in the glory days of the British Empire when the sun never set on history’s largest known conglomeration of imperial holdings and the other planted firmly in the aftermath of World War Two, and a post-war order that saw that empire collapse, with Britain barely hanging on to its own sovereignty in the wake. Inside you will read about...✓ Love and War ✓ Courting the Americans ✓ The Allies Show their Teeth ✓ Preparing for ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
18 reviews

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 01 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.20 / 5
14 reviews

Roman Britain: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Roman Britain
This book takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of 'the Celts'; when Britannia actually became 'Roman'; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Timeline
✓ Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, A Modern Invention
✓ The Beginnings Of Roman Britain
✓ Religion And Blending Culture In Roman Britain
✓ The Bitter End

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbia...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

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 28 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
77 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 28 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

A Brief History of Kimberley (Brief Histories, North Nottingham Book 1)

by J M Lee

Kimberley is a small suburban town on the fringes of Nottingham. It arose, probably, as a Saxon settlement, many years before the Norman Conquest and first saw the light of day in records as an entry in the Domesday survey of 1087. For centuries it remained a remote and obscure agricultural hamlet. As the medieval period progressed, it acquired and lost great landowners, some of them in dramatic circumstances. William Peverel was probably the mightiest, but there were others, including the Duke of Rutland, Lord Melbourne, and the Earls of Essex. By about 1800, the system of large, open fields, cultivated communally in ‘strips’, had all but disappeared; the turnpike road of 1763 occupied the valley bottom and transport had started to improve. The age of railways was yet to dawn, but the...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2019 onward  

A Brief History of Newthorpe (Brief Histories, North Nottingham Book 3)

by J M Lee

Newthorpe arose some time before the Norman Conquest, its name suggestive of a Danish origin. Like its neighbours, it first appears in public records as an entry in the Domesday Book and for centuries afterwards existed as a large and relatively important agricultural hamlet. It was probably idyllic: a small village centre of thatched cottages, surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields and commons. In medieval times it became part of the huge estates belonging to two important, local monasteries – Lenton and Beauvale - and after the Dissolution became the property of a series of important land-owning families including the Earls of Essex, the Willoughby family of Risley and the Lords Stamford, Melbourne and Cowper. Earl Cowper was the last of the major landowners; his estates lasted unti...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
20 reviews

Battle of Waterloo: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Waterloo
The Battle of Waterloo has become synonymous with the word “defeat” but who lost, and why was it important?
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte left the island of Elba, and in a space of 100 days took power, and challenged the entire world to meet him on his terms. When that failed, he offered them a fight, one that would end at Waterloo, and left repercussions which can still be felt, even now, centuries later.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Beginnings
✓ Discord and Discontent
✓ The World Rearranged
✓ The Prisoner
✓ The Journey to Waterloo Begins
✓ One Hundred Days
✓ Quatre Bras & Ligny
And much more!

Who was this man, and what happened on the battlefield that made this fight in part...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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 22 January 2019 onward  

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