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The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
18 reviews

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

by Krystyna Carmi

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 285 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Denis Roubien

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 74 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 September 2019 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 download for Kindle from 21 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
7 reviews

Stephen Hawking: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 283 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

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

by The History Hour

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

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 92 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
9 reviews

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

by History-Episode

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

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 35 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Voltaire: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, History, Europe
Size: 2.02 mb
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

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

by Hourly History

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Queen Elizabeth I: A Biography of A Very Important Queen in World History (The People's Queen of England) (Fascinating World History Episodes Book 10)

by History-Episode

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 33 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
9 reviews

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

by Captivating History

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 98 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

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

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: 15.27 mb
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

A Short History of Spain

by Mary Platt Parmele

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

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 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 rope in the modern era. It ends by look at the spiritual afterlife of dead criminals.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Color Me Green: Ways the Irish Influenced America

by Helen Walsh Folsom and Helen Folsom

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 166 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 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 download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 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 understanding. By means of a philological–historical approach, the book offers a deeper reading and treats the Latin texts as political discourses defined by content and language..

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 260 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Lola Montez: A Short Life

by Adam Green

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, History, Europe
Size: 39 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 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 and influenced the future of politics around the world.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

The True Story of Saint Patrick of Ireland

by Julie McDonald

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
15 reviews

The Renaissance: A History From Beginning to End (Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Theresa of Avila, William Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Johannes Gutenberg)

by Hourly History

☆ The Renaissance ☆
During the Middle Ages, the nations of Europe forged new identities that moved them away from the lost glory of the Roman Empire into their own ethnicity. The experience of maturation was often clumsy and out of step, an evolutionary process that saw the nation's developing at their own pace as they struggled to replace the protection of Rome with their own home-grown strength. What the nations, once they were ready to be described in that manner, did have was the Roman Catholic Church, which defined itself as the spiritual protector of Christian believers. But the dutiful Christians of the Middle Ages who sought orthodoxy and for the most part obeyed the papal rules underwent a change when the Middle Ages ended. The Renaissance, or rebirth, was a period of time when Europeans began to question what they had been told was sacrosanct. Through art, inventions, science, literature, and theology, the separate nations of the European continent sought answers that the Roman Catholic Church was unwilling, or perhaps unable, to offer.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Rebirth of Europe
✓ The Italian Renaissance
✓ The French Renaissance
✓ The Spanish Renaissance
✓ The German Renaissance
✓ The Low Countries Renaissance
✓ The English Renaissance
✓ Here Be Dragons: Exploring the Unknown

The Church that had become a powerful political entity was viewed with distrust and skepticism by many Christians; the spread of learning that accompanied the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press meant that bold new ideas were traveling across the boundaries of Europe faster than the Church could silence them. Lascivious, power-brokering popes could not bring a halt to the challenges they encountered when a German priest rebelled against corrupt practices that masqueraded as ecclesiastical authority. As the walls came tumbling down, humanism burst forth, inspiring the art of Michelangelo, the science of Vesalius, the literature of Shakespeare and Cervantes. But with the loss of religious uniformity came terrible conflicts: France suffered the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre; Spain welcomed the Inquisition to purge heresy; the Low Countries were split between Catholic and Protestant. The Renaissance was a triumph of the human spirit and a confirmation of human ability, even as it affirmed the willingness of men and women to die for the right to think freely.

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 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

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: Unknown
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A History of Europe in 6 Projects

by European Investment Bank

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 53 pages
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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 download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 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 download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
13 reviews

The Dancing Bear

by Frances Faviell

‘You don’t want to mind about any of this,’ said the driver, waving a hand at the grey ruins and the greyer dust. ‘In a few days you’ll be so used to it that you’ll like them. Berlin’s a grand place! I’d rather be here than anywhere else in the world, and that’s a fact.’‘No more perceptive portrait of Germany in defeat has been etched in word than Frances Faviell’s first book, The Dancing Bear, which made so powerful an impact upon me that I read it in a single sitting.’ Guy Ramsey, Daily Telegraph‘Berlin during the decisive years from 1946 to 1949. … The prostitution which paid so handsomely; the black market which brought in rich rewards, although it meant that the Berliners had to part with treasured possessions; the night clubs which catered for still baser tastes; the impoverished intellectuals and the starving professors and the poor who had only their wits with which to eke out a bare sustenance—all this and much else the author describes with insight, incisiveness, and realism.’Times Literary Supplement‘There is great charity in this book; there is the sharp, limpid eye of the artist; there is sound realism; and there is an unswerving, passionate desire to tell the truth.” John Connell, Evening News‘They were hard and terrible times, and brilliantly does Frances Faviell describe them for us. We meet the Altmann family and follow their joys and troubles. … The book is a brilliant pen-picture of the post-war years. We have British, French, American and Russian characters, but the background is always Berlin, and the strange tunes to which its bear danced.’ Liverpool Daily PostThis new edition includes an afterword by Frances Faviell’s son, John Parker, and other supplementary material.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
11 reviews

History of Germany

by Bayard Taylor

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 418 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

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