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In the Days of Giants (Illustrated Edition): The Book of Norse Myths: The Beginning of Things, How Odin Lost His Eye, Loki's Children, Thor's Duel, In the Giant's House, the Punishment of Loki

by Abbie Farwell Brown

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Fairy Tales
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

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  

Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe (Critical Heritages of Europe)

by Ilaria Porciani

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Genre: Food & Drink, Gastronomy, Regional & International, History, Europe
Size: 232 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Greek Mythology: Captivating Greek Myths of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Heroes

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.42 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology

by Matt Clayton

Explore Captivating Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five MythologiesThis book includes five captivating manuscripts:Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersEgyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsNorse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and HeroesCeltic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and BeliefsRoman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological CreaturesThe broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods’ dealings with mortals like P...

Genre: History, Africa, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 293 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Sun King: France Under Louis XIV

by James Perkins

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 432 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Rise of the Spanish Empire

by Roger Bigelow Merriman

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 400 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: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention

by Charlene Villaseñor Black

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Europe, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 256 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: 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  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Grindr Serial Killer: Serial Killer Stephen Port of Great Britain (British Criminals Book 2)

by Alan R. Warren

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Genre: History, Europe, Biography & True Accounts, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 136 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  

The Anglo-Zulu War: The History and Legacy of the British Empire’s Conflict with the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, Africa, Europe
Size: 10.71 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Santorini. In search of the authentic

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

The Art of War in Renaissance Italy

by Frederick Taylor

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Military, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

History of the Later Roman Empire

by J.b. Bury

THE first of these two volumes might be entitled the “German Conquest of Western Europe,” and the second the “Age of Justinian.” The first covers more than one hundred and twenty years, the second somewhat less than fifty. This disparity is a striking illustration of the fact that perspective and proportion are unavoidably lost in an attempt to tell the story of any considerable period of ancient or early medieval history as fully as our sources allow. Perspective can be preserved only in an outline. The fifth century was one of the most critical periods in the history of Europe. It was crammed with events of great moment, and the changes which it witnessed transformed Europe more radically than any set of political events that have happened since. At that time hundreds of people w...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Ancient, Europe, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 518 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 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: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

KING ARTHUR: Debated and Disputed. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 11)

by The History Hour

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 2.50 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 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  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Papal Monarchy - From Gregory the Great to Boniface VIII

by William Barry

IN the night of the 24th of August, 410, Alaric, King of the Western Goths, entered Rome with his army, by the Salarian Gate -- outside of which Hannibal had encamped long ago--and took the Imperial City. Eleven hundred and sixty-four years had passed since its legendary foundation under Romulus; four hundred and forty-one since the battle of Actium, which made Augustus Lord in deed, if not in name, of the Roman world. When the Gothic trump sounded at midnight, it announced that ancient history had come to an end, and that our modern time was born. St. Jerome, who in his cell at Bethlehem saw the Capitol given over to fire and flame, was justified from an historical point of view when he wrote to the noble virgin Demetrias, "Thy city, once the head of the universe, is the sepulchre of the ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 478 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

The Institution of Criticism

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Marxist perspective and attempts to define the tasks and responsibilities of criticism in advanced capitalist societies. Hohendahl takes a close look at the social history of literary criticism in Germany since the eighteenth century. Drawing on the tradition of the Frankfurt School and on Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere, Hohendahl sheds light on some of the important political and social forces that shape literature and culture. The Institution of Criticism is made up of seven essays origina...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 287 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Prussia and the Rise of the German Empire

by George Malleson

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Genre: History, Europe, World, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction
Size: 295 pages
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  

The Expansion of Europe 1642-1789

by Wilbur Abbott

WHEN in the last months of 1648 was signed the great peace which brought to an end the Thirty Years' War and with it the mediaeval polity which it finally destroyed; as the army of diplomats whose work it was dispersed to their respective governments, the awe-inspiring mass of documents which formed the fruit of their long labors might have led men to believe that Europe would hasten to enjoy the peace which she so needed and which her people for the most part so greatly desired. But whatever hopes of quiet were entertained, were already far on the way to disappointment; for the Europe to which the diplomats returned was even then altered or altering before their eyes and already shaping itself for new conflict. Scarcely a state of any consequence prepared to recruit its resources by the a...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Military
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 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: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Out of Time

by Loretta Livingstone

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Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 207 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

History of Armenia: A Captivating Guide to Armenian History, Starting from Ancient Armenia to Its Declaration of Sovereignty from the Soviet Union

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 12.72 mb
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  

Ortaçağ'da Yaşam: Turkish Edition

by Tobias Lanslor

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 296 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: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Fargoer: Historical Fantasy in Ancient Finland (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1)

by Petteri Hannila

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical, Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Coming of Age, Metaphysical & Visionary, Myths & Legends, Sword & Sorcery, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 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  

Andros. The Little England of the Cyclades: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 102 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: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

The Bombing of Golders Green

by Brian Gluss

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 135 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  

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 ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 285 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  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Voltaire: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, History, Europe
Size: 2.02 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 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

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: 15.27 mb
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  

Color Me Green: Ways the Irish Influenced America

by Helen Walsh Folsom and Helen Folsom

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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 166 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

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 under...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

More Haunted Inns (Mike Covell Investigates Book 5)

by Mike Covell

Mike Covell investigates more haunted inns and hostelries in Hull, looking at some of the older locations such as Ye Olde Black Boy and Ye Olde White Hart, exploring their history, and documenting the stories attached to them.Step back in time through these places' history, put together with hundreds of sources from newspaper clippings, to archival documents, maps, and lots of photographs.Mike also explores the myths attached to them, and shows that many had a much darker history than previously thought. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Old Nice's Changing Heart: mysteries of a triangular labyrinth

by Lawrence Bohme

Author and traveller Lawrence Bohme lives in Old Nice - or Vieux-Nice in French, and "Babazouk" in the local slang. Having visited Nice and this fascinating corner of it over four decades, he has written and illustrated another of his "guides for the curious traveller" to explain the mysteries, contradictions and above all "infernally complex" history of this unique and captivating "three-sided labyrinth"....

Genre: History, Europe, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
11 reviews

History of Germany

by Bayard Taylor

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 418 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
45 reviews

The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn't Telling You About Russia

by M King

A PROJECT OF TOMATOBUBBLE.COM --- 2nd EditionIn the West, politicians and journalists of all stripes have referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "thug", a "tyrant", a "murderer", a "Communist", a "Nazi", the next "Hitler" and more. But among the Russian people, his popularity rating has reached levels as high as 85%. There is even a very popular hit 'disco' song about him - 'A Man Like Putin'. So, who's right? Why such hatred for Vladimir Putin? Is it justified? Or has Putin been targeted merely for standing up the US-EU Axis of Internationalism? In clear, simple, powerful and concise language - supported by more than 100 illustrations - 'The War Against Putin' takes readers on an exciting 'crash course' journey from Russia's Medieval founding, through the days of the Czars, thr...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 234 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
7 reviews

The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 2.86 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Anskar

by Charles Robinson

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

French History from Caesar to Waterloo

by Mary Robinson

When Julius Caesar invaded the country, some fifty years before the birth of Christ, he found it divided into three principal parts: there was Aquitaine, the land of springs and waters, extending, in the southwest, from the ocean to the Garonne, already a land of pleasant life, rich in commerce and refinement; there was Celtic Gaul, the west, which reached from the Atlantic to the Marne and the Seine; and there was Belgian Gaul (as Caesar calls it), that north-eastern space between the Seine and the Rhine: an expanse which roughly corresponds to the provinces devastated by the Great War......

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of 'G' (Genders and Sexualities in History)

by Gabriella Romano

This open access book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that Fascism used internment in an asylum as a tool of repression for LGBT people, as an alternative to confinement on an island, prison or home arrests. This research offers evidence that in some cases it did.The book highlights how the dictatorship operated in a low-key, shadowy and undetectable manner, bending pre-existing legislation. Its brutality was - and still is - difficult to prove. It also emphasises the ways in which existing stereotypes on homosexuality were reinforced by the regime propaganda in s...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 110 pages
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Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
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