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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 but the observations included in this publication should provide a brief overview of some of the key facts, issues and perceptions surrounding Robin Hood.Robin Hood: The Legacy of a Folk Hero gives a fascinating insight into the numerous aspects of one of the world’s most enduring and iconic legends. Robert White discusses interesting facts and titbits surrounding the outlaw, and then reflects on how the Sherwood Forest hero has become a global phenomenon who, over 800 years, evolved into 'the people’s champion'. Embark on an journey from the legend’s mythical roots to how, across the ages, the tales of Robin and his merry men has developed in many diverse ways that still impact us to this day.Whatever your opinions and beliefs, this title will reveal just why Robin Hood has become so much more than simply a mythical outlaw of English folklore.

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

Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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

Peaky Blinders: A History from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, UK, True Crime
Size: 39 pages
Free 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 “f” number.

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free 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 Abraham outside the old city of Quebec that was one of the turning point battles in world history. Thanks to the British victory and the events that followed, Canada went from being a colony of France (New France) to being a colony of Great Britain, which permanently changed Canadian history. In many ways, the outcome of the battle brought about several American attempts to seize Canada during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and ultimately it ensured that when Canada became an independent country, it was part of the British Commonwealth with an Anglophone majority and a Francophone minority. Frictions over cultural and political issues between the English Canadians and the Québécois, dating back to the battle, continue to impact the state of affairs in Canada today. While the battle had a profound impact, it has also been romanticized and mythologized beyond even epic proportions. Though often forgotten today (more than 250 years after the battle), the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the culmination of a long siege, and the decisive action itself was an incredibly short affair at less than half an hour. Despite that brevity, both commanding generals were mortally wounded in the exchange, making British General James Wolfe a national hero on both sides of the Atlantic and French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm a convenient scapegoat. Only a few thousand soldiers were engaged on each side, and the battle ended with less than 1,500 casualties combined.Regardless, the French were compelled to quit Quebec after the battle, giving up one of their most important colonial possessions in the New World, and when the fighting ended in North America in 1760, the British still held the city. When the fighting ended on the European continent, the subsequent treaty forced the French to cede most of their North American possessions to the British, and it also left Britain in tough economic straits, which would set about a chain of events that brought about the American Revolution in the following decade. While the Battle of Quebec is no longer famous among Americans, the broader conflict, known as the French and Indian War, certainly remains so. As part of the Seven Years’ War, which was being fought between the British and French across the world, the French and Indian War was the last in a long series of colonial conflicts between the two world powers and forever changed the colonial map in America and elsewhere. At the end of the war, disputed North American borders were finally settled, and both empires were left reeling from the costs of war. The war would cement British power in North America, end French colonial ambition for decades, and bring about a chain reaction that led to the formation of a new nation.The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America profiles the combatants and the political background that led to the war and influenced the American Revolution in the aftermath. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the French and Indian War like never before.

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free 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

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free 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

Genre: History, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free 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 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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
Free 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' inspectorate and ombudsman. The book will appeal to campaigners, health and social care staff and others working with older people, and those with an interest in policy development in England, the 1960s, women’s history and the history of psychiatry and nursing.

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

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 in the original Brexit: Why We Won, which was written in a hurry for good reason. Remain were up in arms.
Many still are, so it’s still worth understanding the issues, and the sound reasons for our vote.

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

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

by Angela Cassidy

Genre: History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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

by George Harris

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

Genre: Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 71 pages
Free 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 British Empire. An unprecedented number of important social and economic changes occurred during Victoria’s 63-year reign, and that span of time has come to signify Britain’s coming of age into modern history. One of the most important changes experienced by Great Britain between 1837 and 1901 was the population explosion. When Victoria was crowned, there were about 13.9 million Britons; by the time she died, there were an estimated 32.5 million. The sharp increase has been related to modernized methods of medical treatment, sanitation, and social welfare, but each of those industries was far from perfection during the 19th century. Nevertheless, the birth rate increased and the mortality rate fell. In The Victorian Era: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Queen Victoria and an Era in the History of the United Kingdom Known for Its Hierarchy-Based Social Order, you will discover topics such asAn Unexpected HeiressThe AccessionA Palace, A Groom, and Two ScandalsRats, Fleas, and Other Victorian PestsThe Cholera Epidemic of 1846-1860The Sanitation RevolutionA Queen in MourningAnatomy, Medicine, and the Body SnatchersFrankenstein, Horror, and Science FictionEgyptomania, Scientific Racism, and the Suez CanalCults and the Church of EnglandA Letter from ChinaThe Industrial RevolutionHomelessness and PovertyVictorian Spirits and SpiritualityA Victorian ChristmasThe Victorians on EvolutionMadness, Hysteria, and MasturbationEmpress of IndiaJack the RipperThe 20th CenturyAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Victorian Era, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

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

by History-Episode

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

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

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association and many images that have never been published before.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 536 pages
Free 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 levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the ‘Bloody Code’ and the resulting interactions around the ‘Hanging Tree’, they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system – the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon.

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

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 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 and influenced the future of politics around the world.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free 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

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: Unknown
Free 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 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 had some interesting early industry too with its 17th century glasshouse, and as the influence of the great families slowly faded it progressed rapidly towards a more industrial future. The English canal system reached the area, and mining, for centuries an isolated and local activity, took its first steps towards operations on an industrial scale. The Industrial Revolution was on the march. Mining became Awsworth’s mainstay, employing both its men and its children, and life for the common people was gruelling. As time wore on, small and hard won improvements became a broader front as a Victorian public conscience began to develop; education improved dramatically and technical improvements, then as now, completely revolutionized the way of life.
This booklet draws on considerable original research and in many cases Awsworth's immediate surroundings have been included for the sake of clarity. Nearby Babbington for example shares a linked association with the Babbington family, and the area’s complex railway system only makes sense if looked at as a whole.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free 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

Genre: History, Asia, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
Free 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 series... I enjoy each and every story...' R. Russell'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended...' Abby Normal'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting...' Gerry H'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it...' Judy'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story...' J. Cepeda'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum...' AcerAcer'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't wait to read his next set of stories...' Kindle Customer'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...' Mcb.'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this....' Mamakile'Something out of the ordinary... Well worth the read...' Amazon Customer'The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He's one heck of a storyteller...' Lisa'A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... This ever-evolving excellent series... Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer...' Deborah Chaytor'Try it... and like it... I don't look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series... Well-written...' Amazon Customer'The story develops wonderfully...' Dave. N'Loved it!... Simply amazed... I thoroughly enjoyed this read...' Edwina Callan'Good job. Very enjoyable...' Sid'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this...' Mamakile'I loved this...' MaidenStull'A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan...' Jennifer'Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin...' Amazon Customer, NJ United States'The mysteries are intriguing and unusual... Couldn't put the stories down... Well worth the price...' Jay Gold'Mystery from historic Japan... like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting...' Nysaa'Good book... the story takes you back in time...' Santex'Very powerful...' Bill'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all...' Chris'Stevens has created an interesting character and placed him in a colorful place and time in history. Stevens is cranking out stories with a certain rapidity now. That's great news to those of us who enjoy his stories....' AN'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement...' Kenny51

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Golf
Size: 10 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

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 context, especially in showing the problems encountered in conducting a civil war within a normally peaceful country.The Wars of the Roses is an irresistible account of a fascinating period of history that makes available to a much wider audience the work of historians of recent decades.Praise for John Gillingham'Incisively written and highly readable' – Sunday Times John Gillingham is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. On 19 July 2007 he was elected into the Fellowship of the British Academy. He is renowned as an expert on the Angevin empire. His other titles include Oliver Cromwell: Portrait of a Soldier.

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 287 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

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

by Harold Green

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 98 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
19 reviews

Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland

by Captivating History

Genre: History, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 95 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 91 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

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