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Rating: 3.40 / 5
4 reviews

A Short History of Wales

by Owen Edwards

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

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

Rating: 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: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Wellington's Men

by W. H. Fitchett

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

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Captivating History

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

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

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

by Mike Covell

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

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

The Humber Monster (Mike Covell Investigates Book 7)

by Mike Covell

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

Annisons (Mike Covell Investigates Book 6)

by Mike Covell

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

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Captivating History

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

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

Rating: 3.60 / 5
47 reviews

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In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Hourly History

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

On Grail Christianity

by R Roy Blake

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Mike Covell

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

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

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

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

by Thérèse van Houten

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

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

by J. Endell Tyler

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

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

by Alfred John Church

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

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Robin Hood: The Legacy of a Folk Hero

by Robert White

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

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

Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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

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: 4.80 / 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
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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 Historia...

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

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

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

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

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

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

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

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

Rating: 4.00 / 5
38 reviews

The Wars of the Roses

by John Gillingham

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

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Andrew Thompson

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

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

For those studying English it is worth noting that the English text has been written to ensure that anyone who can read English at ESOL Level 3 or above should have no difficulty with the language.
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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Captivating History

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

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain (Material Culture and Modern Conflict)

by Gabriel Moshenska

How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope with the fears and upheavals of wartime, with families divided and familiar landscapes lost or transformed, children reimagined and reshaped these material traces of conflict into toys, treasures and playgrounds. This study of the material worlds of wartime childhood offers a unique viewpoint into an extraordinary period in history with powerful resonances across global conflicts into the present day....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, World
Size: 198 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

by Jennifer Crane

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England.  Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority.  New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media.  While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, chi...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

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