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The History of Waterloo Station
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The definitive history of Britain’s busiest rail terminal, written by a long term commuter to the station and bulging with illustrations.
Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John
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Series: Stories of Medieval Gower. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
King John's brutal treatment of William de Breos led to rebellion by many of the great barons and was the final spark that lit the fire of Magna Carta.
Walking Tour of Rye, the most beautiful town in England
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,830. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Murni. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Rye, 70 miles south of London, is a small town, rich in history and numerous well-preserved buildings. The town is just the right size to go on a walking tour. This guide explains every important building and directs you to the next one. There are stories of French raids, piracy, murder, plague and Royal visits. Brief history lessons to read on the tour or at home. There are over 100 photographs.
The Siege of Badajoz 1812
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The bloodiest siege of the Napoleonic Wars was the 1812 attack on Badajoz by Wellington’s British army in the Peninsular War. Not only were the casualties among combatants heavy, but the subsequent sack of the city saw brutality, murder and rape on an unprecedented scale.
The Mardale Hunt - A History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Using material written at the time and original photographs, this book tells the story of the Mardale Hunt and the annual Shepherds' Meet that for centuries took place in the now flooded Mardale valley.
Stockcross & Bagnor Station - Stations of the Great Western Railway
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A dedicated history of one of this rural station on the Great Western Railway. Stockcross and Bagnor Station no more. This once bustling rural branch line station closed in the 1960s. Steam engines once chuffed up the long gradient from Newbury, stopped at Stockcross and Bagnor and then pushed on to Lambourn at the end of the line.
The Battle of Losecoat Field 1470
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the only battle ever fought in Rutland - the Battle of Losecoat Field, a turning point in the Wars of the Roses.
Speen for Donnington - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A dedicated history of one of the vanished Great Western Railway stations that closed in the 1960s. Speen for Donnington Station once had its own full time staff and a thriving traffic of passengers and agricultural produce. Now the station is gone. This is the story of the station and the communities it served.
The Sieges of Newark 1643/6
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the four sieges of Newark during the English Civil War, the last of which marked the collapse of Royalist power in the Midlands.
The Battle of Northampton 1460
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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A book about the bloody Battle of Northampton, a key turning point in the Wars of the Roses fought in 1460.
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
In the chaos that engulfed Britain after the “Age of Arthur”, one battle stands out. This was a key battle fought in the heart of the Dark Ages for control of southern Britain that pitched the King of Kent against the leader of the Romano-Britons. The victory won here decided the fate of Britain for a generation.
The Sieges of Leicester 943 & 1645
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the three sieges of Leicester in 943 and in the summer of 1645, events that saw much of the medieval city razed to the ground and hundreds of citizens killed.
The Battle of Chesterfield 1266
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the Battle of Chesterfield that ended the Baronial Wars of King Henry III against Simon de Montfort.
The Kitchener Poster
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,450. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Kitchener Poster is a book about events that surrounded the famous World War One posters with the words 'Your Country Needs You' and 'Kitchener Wants You'. These images and words have remained with us as an icon of the First World War. The book is not just about the poster but offers glimpses of the Edwardian era -times so different than today.
The Battle of Lincoln 1141
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the Battle of Lincoln that marked a turning point in the Wars of Anarchy during the reign of King Stephen in the 12th century.
Lambourn Valley Railway - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A charming history of one of the long closed rural branch lines on the Great Western Railway. The Lambourn Valley was one of the most quintessentially English branch lines in the days of steam.
Eastbury Halt - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A beguiling history of one of the long vanished stations on the Great Western Railway. Eastbury Halt was never one of the busiest stations on the GWR, and now is no more. There were often more milk churns on the platform than passengers, but the station still had a special place in this tiny village and occupied one of the most scenic sites of any railway station.
The Vernons of Hanbury
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 178,440. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An account of the Vernon family of Hanbury, Worcs, from 1577 to 1961. The first member of the family in Hanbury was the rector, Richard Vernon, and his descendants bought the manor, and in about 1706, built Hanbury Hall. They became the largest landowners in Hanbury, but in the C20th the estate went into decline, and the family story ended in tragedy in 1940.
Who Decides? A Journey out of the Shadows
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A young child faces the unknown. The tragic death of her mother from Tuberculosis. The uncertainty of the war years. The hateful treatment of her sadistic stepmother not only to herself but to her father and her two sisters. Yet still giving her the strength to grow into a capable person, with great hopes for the future.
Great Shefford - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An engaging history of one of the lost branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. Great Shefford Station is no more. Although it was once a bustling village station with a thriving trade in timber felled in nearby woods, there is little left on the ground to show where this railway station once stood.