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Rating: 3.40 / 5
4 reviews

A Short History of Wales

by Owen Edwards

The history of Wales begins with the arrival of human beings in the region thousands of years ago. In A Short History of Wales Owen Edwards takes the reader on a concise tour of this fascinating nation’s past, from the time Neanderthals lived in what was known as Cymru, at least 230,000 years ago, to the events and forces that shaped the modern state of Wales....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

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 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

King Arthur: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 4)

by Hourly History

King Arthur* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Dating back to the fifth century, the legend of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table is an integral part of British national mythology. From its beginning as a few lines of Latin text written in a sixth-century monk’s hand, Arthurian legend has blossomed over the years into a unique universe built on the real foundations of Britain’s Dark Ages and the principles of ancient chivalry. Inside you will read about...✓ The Era of King Arthur✓ Ambrosius Aurelianus✓ King Arthur and the Celts✓ Geoffrey of Monmouth✓ King Arthur’s Grave✓ The Round TableAnd much more!Liberally expanded over the years to i...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

Alexander Graham Bell: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Innovators Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 1.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Florence Nightingale: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Florence Nightingale* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Florence Nightingale is usually thought of for her work in the Crimean War, where, as the “Lady with the Lamp,” she tirelessly nursed wounded soldiers at all hours of the night and day. But while these two years were a significant part of her life, she was also much more. She was a daughter and sister who consternated her family by refusing to accept the role Victorian society assigned her. Later, she completed groundbreaking work in the fields of public health and statistics and wielded her vast influence to affect important reforms. Inside you will read about...✓ Nursing Dolls and Dogs✓ Leading a Double Life✓ Travel and D...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Queen Victoria: The Queen Who Ruled An Entire Empire

by Patrick Auerbach

Queen Victoria was considered to be the longest reigning monarch of her time. There are different sides to her that no one knew about until she passed away and her journals were published for everyone to see. You may have heard of Queen Victoria before, however, you have never seen her like this before. Throughout the pages of this book, you are going to see new things about this Queen that will either make you love her more or realize that she was more than just a Queen. It is easy to forget that even though she was a Queen, Victoria was human too and suffered from things like depression, anger, and the need for approval. And, if you thought that your parents messed you up, well be prepared to see that no parent is perfect. Victoria’s parents were anything but perfect and it caused her ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Wellington's Men

by W. H. Fitchett

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 182 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

History of the Barbarians: A Captivating Guide to the Celts, Vandals, Gallic Wars, Sarmatians and Scythians, Goths, Attila the Hun, and Anglo-Saxons

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 462 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Henry VIII: A Life From Beginning to End (House of Tudor Book 2)

by Hourly History

Henry VIII* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Since his death in the year 1547, King Henry VIII has been celebrated as a chivalrous pioneer and reviled as a brutal tyrant, but he has never been ignored. Henry was responsible for the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, the ramifications of which reverberated through subsequent centuries of European history. Domestically, Henry revolutionized the English Constitution, elevating his own status to that of a God. Inside you will read about...✓ From Childhood to Coronation✓ Early Reign✓ The King’s Great Matter✓ The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn✓ Dissolution of the Monasteries✓ Anne of Cleves✓ The E...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

The Haunted Homes of Hull (Mike Covell Investigates Book 12)

by Mike Covell

Hull has a long history of allegedly haunted homes, and this book tackles numerous cases that have come to light through the years.Mike investigates Victorian cases of haunted houses in East Hull and West Hull, and more recent cases such as the infamous 39 De Grey Street, said to be the most haunted house in Britain.Read thorough histories and newspaper reports, and discover how the stories were discussed, debated, and investigated for over 200 years. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 226 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Humber Monster (Mike Covell Investigates Book 7)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 210 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Annisons (Mike Covell Investigates Book 6)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 241 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Charlie Chaplin: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Actors Book 3)

by Hourly History

Charlie Chaplin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Charlie Chaplin is most famously known for his “tramp” character—the homeless hobo that can be seen hopping from trains and lining up in the soup kitchens of the Great Depression. At a time when the whole world was struggling from economic meltdown, Charlie Chaplin made “destitute” a term of endearment. We may laugh when we see Charlie Chaplin so broke that he has to boil his shoes and eat them, but during the worst parts of the economic collapse of the 1920s and 1930s, some people had to do just that. So, at the time, even though many would laugh at the crazy tramp’s antics, they could also relate and identify with them. And ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Tudor History: A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Tudors, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Four captivating manuscripts in one book:The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth IThe Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That Brought down the Plantagenet Dynasty and Put the Tudors on the ThroneThe Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine ParrElizabeth I: A Captivating Guide to the Queen of England Who Was the Last of the Five Monarchs of the House of TudorFive Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and batt...

Genre: History, UK, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 286 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
47 reviews

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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 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Charles Dickens: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 1)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.04 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

On Grail Christianity

by R Roy Blake

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 222 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
13 reviews

Wars of the Roses: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Wars of the Roses* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars in England fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York between 1455 and 1485. Over a thirty-year period, England had five rulers, three of whom were killed or executed. Power changed hands on even more occasions as an ineffective king, Henry VI, was subject to mental breakdowns and protectors of the realm were regularly appointed to rule during these episodes, thereby disaffecting Henry’s ambitious queen, Margaret of Anjou. Though the battles fought were limited in scope, one of these, the Battle of Towton, is considered the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Tragic Tale of William Papper (Mike Covell True Crime Book 2)

by Mike Covell

During the cold winter of 1881 the Rising Sun, a fishing smack, sailed from Hull. The vessel was captained by Osmond Otto Brand, and on board was a fourteen year old fisherlad named William Papper. When the vessel returned in January 1882, poor William Papper's parents waited on the dockside for their son, but the apprentice never returned. According to all on board, William was lost at sea.Eventually cracks began to show, crew members began to talk, and the whole terrifying truth was revealed. William Papper was murdered at sea by Osmond Otto Brand.Now, for the first time in print, the entire story of William Papper, Osmond Otto Brand, and the Rising Sun can be told. From the police investigation, to the public outrage, featuring historical primary sources, contemporary newspapers, a...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Papa's War: From the London Blitz to the Liberation of Holland

by Thérèse van Houten

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 214 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

The King Henry the Fifth (Vol.1&2): The Life and Character of Henry of Monmouth

by J. Endell Tyler

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 2.24 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

The Life of King Henry V of England: Biography of England's Greatest Warrior King

by Alfred John Church

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 126 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Robin Hood: The Legacy of a Folk Hero

by Robert White

If you thought you knew about Robin Hood… then think again!Written by Robert White, chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society.Many tales have been told about Robin Hood. The traditional stories of good versus evil and his quest to regain his rightful inheritance are universally appealing. The legend has intrigued generation after generation and everyone has their own personal vision of Robin Hood - a swashbuckling hero; a romantic outlaw; a bandit thief; a fighter of injustice or a benevolent champion of the people. Numerous books have been written by historians trying to untangle the myth, establish his actual existence and speculate on just who he might have actually been. Consequently, the subject of the globally renowned hero of English folklore has become extensively complex...

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 101 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 318 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
3 reviews

Peaky Blinders: A History from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

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 ...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

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 Ab...

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Robin Hood: English Outlaw (the origins of the legend and the search for a historical Robin Hood)

by Richard Denham

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Genre: History, UK
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England: Bodies, Identities, and Power (Open Access) (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies)

by Soile Ylivuori

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 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 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
7 reviews

Stephen Hawking: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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' in...

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

Rating: 3.20 / 5
3 reviews

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...

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

Vermin, Victims and Disease: British Debates over Bovine Tuberculosis and Badgers

by Angela Cassidy

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: Unknown
Free eBook 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 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 Briti...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 98 pages
Free eBook 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 al...

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

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

by Guy Gibson

A definitive new edition of a classic memoir, published in association with the RAF Museum, complete with more than 100 photographs and notes from leading historians.Guy Gibson was the leader of the famous Dambusters raid and Enemy Coast Ahead is a vivid, honest account, widely regarded as one of the best books on World War II. It is also an insider's account that sets down in clear, honest detail the challenges that the RAF faced in the war against Germany’s Luftwaffe.Tragically, Gibson died in September 1944, when his Mosquito crashed near Steenbergen in the Netherlands. He was aged just 26. This new book has been published to mark the 75th anniversary of his death and includes an introduction by James Holland, a historian and broadcaster; notes by Dr Robert Owen, the Official Historia...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 536 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

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...

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

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 ro...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
21 reviews

English Civil War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

English Civil WarIn 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years three Civil Wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland and Ireland and claiming a death toll of an estimated 800,000 people, including King Charles I himself. Inside you will read about...✓ Reasons to go to War✓ The First English Civil War: Choose Your Side✓ The First English Civil War: The War Begins✓ The First English Civil War: The War Spreads✓ The First English Civil War: A New Model Army✓ The Second Civil War✓ The Third Civil WarWith the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of the Great Britain an...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Wartime Britain: The Darkest Hours of World War 2 in Great Britain (World War 2 History)

by The History Journals

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Personal Life of Queen Victoria

by Sarah A. Southall Tooley

"Mrs. Tooley, in addition to the ordinary sources of information, has been favoured with many special anecdotes and particulars of incidents in the Queen's career. This gives her book a distinct.value." — Westminster Gazette"Mrs. Tooley's 'Memoirs' are a brightly written popular account, which will appeal at once to all classes and ages of loyal subjects. Throughout the volume the writer has kept the political atmosphere in the background, intent rather on depicting our Sovereign, as she spoke of herself on her marriage day, as a woman rather than a queen." — The Bookseller...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

A Brief History of Awsworth (Brief Histories, North Nottingham Book 4)

by J M Lee

Awsworth today is a dormitory area for a collection of nearby conurbations, including the City of Nottingham itself. But walking along “The Lane” in modern times, it’s not hard to transport yourself back a couple of hundred years to the tiny hamlet of the past, surrounded as it was, on all sides, by rural England. And through the mists of time it’s possible to glimpse a fascinating story. The origins of Awsworth go back at least to Saxon times. After that, as the centuries progressed, it came under some dramatic influences: Lenton Priory, whose Prior was executed during the Dissolution, the Lords Cromwell, the Babbington family which met disaster after plotting against Elizabeth, the Sheffields of Butterwick, the Willoughby family of Risley, the Earl of Stamford and more. Awsworth...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency (Open Access): A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Scottish Golfer: An Ennin Mystery #44

by Ben Stevens

The AMAZON US #1 Bestseller - The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 1-5 (2014/11/29)The priest of a Chinese Zen temple discovers an appalling act of desecration...Meanwhile, an amiable group of Scottish sailors introduce Ennin to the pleasures of golf and whiskey...Surely nothing can connect these two things together...?This is the 44th Ennin Mystery.NOW AVAILABLE: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 5 (25 Stories) MEGAPACKAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline'Atmosphere, poetry and menace...' ThisandThat'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick'An excellent Japanese detective seri...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Golf
Size: 10 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
38 reviews

The Wars of the Roses

by John Gillingham

Frequently remembered only as a period of military history which both saw the French beat the English and then the English fight amongst themselves, traditional historians have tended to regard The Wars of the Roses as an episode that wrecked England's military greatness.John Gillingham's highly readable history separates the myth from the reality. He argues that, paradoxically, the Wars of the Roses demonstrate how peaceful England in fact was. From the accession of the infant Henry VI to the thrones of England and France in 1422 to the accession of Henry VII following the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Gillingham uses his gift for graphic description (particularly with his exciting account of the 1471 campaign) to great effect. He is also good at placing the warfare within its European cont...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 287 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Plantagenets Part 2: 1307-1399 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Titanic: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Unsinkable Ship RMS Titanic, Including Survivor Stories and a Real Romance Story

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 98 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
19 reviews

Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 95 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Wars 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 Bruce

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 91 pages
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Rating: 2.50 / 5
2 reviews

Elizabeth I: A Captivating Guide to the Queen of England Who Was the Last of the Five Monarchs of the House of Tudor

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 50 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A History of the UK: in Vietnamese and English: An overview of UK history from Early Britain to the present day

by Andrew Thompson

This book presents a history of the UK from the arrival of hunter-gatherers to the present day. The history is drawn from the UK governments historical account as presented in the official study material for ‘The Life in the UK Test’.

It is hoped that this Vietnamese text will make it much easier for Vietnamese to learn about the history of the UK

For those studying English it is worth noting that the English text has been written to ensure that anyone who can read English at ESOL Level 3 or above should have no difficulty with the language.
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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 160 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Embarkations (Whitehall Season 1 Episode 1)

by Liz Duffy Adams

England gets a new queen in the first episode of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing.Winds of change carry a young Portuguese princess towards her destiny as the sun rises on Whitehall. Sheltered but curious, Catherine of Braganza arrives in her new English home full of eager excitement, but what this pious foreigner’s arrival will mean for the Merry Monarch she is to wed – and the mistress who holds his heart – is what everyone is talking about.This episode is brought to you by Liz Duffy Adams and Delia Sherman, who know every embarkation is an adventure about to happen....

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: Unknown
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Placing the Public in Public Health in Post-War Britain, 1948–2012 (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

by Alex Mold

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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The History of WWII: Battle of Britain, The Blitz, and the Battle of the Denmark Strait in WW2

by Interesting History

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Genre: History, UK
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 2.50 / 5
3 reviews

The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: Unknown
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The First Battle of Heligoland Bight: The History and Legacy of the Royal Navy’s Greatest Victory in World War I

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, UK
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Winston Churchill: The Era and The Man

by Virginia Cowles

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Genre: History, UK
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

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