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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: 5.00 / 5
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Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth: Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Richard T. Ashcroft

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Genre: History, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Pirates And Pickled Heads: Sea Tales From Scotland

by Helen Susan Swift

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, UK, World, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Perfecta Saxonia: The Unification of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

by John Broughton

King Alfred never achieved his dream of uniting the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into one Perfecta Saxonia.The man destined to fulfill Alfred's dream is his grandson, Athelstan, as the spark of unity begins in the Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Abandoned by his father and raised by his uncle, young Athelstan faces numerous adversities on his way to becoming a mighty warrior and diplomat.But can he overcome the odds to transform England from an insignificant island off the Western European mainland, into the leading centre of tenth-century diplomacy and learning?Discover the story of one of the most important English kings, who put in place the foundations of modern-day England....

Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction, War, History, Europe, UK, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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More Ghost Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 2)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 295 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Welsh history and its sources

by The Open University

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 125 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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: 5.00 / 5
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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: 5.00 / 5
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The Governor of England

by Marjorie Bowen

Oliver Cromwell was first and foremost an English soldier.

But he was also a statesman of outstanding gifts and a forceful character, becoming Lord Protector of the Republican Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1658.

One of the leading generals on the parliamentary side in the English Civil War against King Charles I, he was indispensable in the campaign to the overthrow of the Stuart monarchy.

In his position as Lord Protector, he raised his country’s status back to being one of leading European power, something it had not experienced since the death of Queen Elizabeth I.

Cromwell was one of the most remarkable rulers in European history; he believed deeply in the value of religious toleration.

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 382 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Arthur: Shadow of a God (the untold mythical roots of King Arthur)

by Richard Denham

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.90 / 5
11 reviews

Glory Hunter *** Number 1 Book ***

by Brian Darling

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Football
Size: 250 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
19 reviews

Neptune's Trident: Spices and Slaves 1500-1807 (A History of the British Merchant Navy)

by Richard Woodman

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 456 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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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: 4.60 / 5
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Jack The Ripper - The Black Magic Myth

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 649 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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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  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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John Wycliffe: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.81 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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William Wallace: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 1.28 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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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
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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: 4.10 / 5
11 reviews

LIST OF 10: The True Story of Serial Killer Joseph Naso (Detectives True Crime Cases Book 7)

by C.L. Swinney

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Biography & True Accounts, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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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: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Joseph Bazalgette: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.96 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain: Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard

by Thora Hands

This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period.  This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic subst...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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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: 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
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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...

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  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, International, War & Peace
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

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