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Niall of the Nine Hostages - Celtic Twilight
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In this book historian Oliver Hayes goes back to the original legends, old manuscripts and seeks to disentangle fact from legend to reveal the true character and career of that greatest of early Irish High Kings - Niall of the Nine Hostages.
Wycliffe's Plymouth Rock
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,990. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
When the Puritans stepped ashore at the present day Plymouth, Massachusetts on 15 November 1620, they were but the final link of a four hundred year old chain of events starting with King John of England in the early 1200’s. WYCLIFFE’S PLYMOUTH ROCK starts with an act of vassalage by King John who resigned the entire kingdom of England to the Pope in Rome, thereby starting a split in the relations
The Lost Tomb of King Arthur
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In about the year 1190 monks at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset claimed that they had found the tomb of King Arthur. The discovery is today routinely dismissed as a crude hoax worked by monks greedy for the money that would come from a stream of pilgrims visiting the tomb. But was it a hoax? And if Arthur was not buried in Glastonbury, where was he buried?
King Lud - The Celtic God Who Founded London
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
According to legend, London was founded by King Lud, ruler of the Trinovantes tribe of Celts in the 1st century bc. But there is much more to King Lud than prehistoric kingship. Tracing the ancient legends back to their source, historian Oliver Hayes reveals a remakable truth - that “King Lud” was really a god and London was his Holy City.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers
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Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
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.
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.
What's in an English Place-name?: A History of England in Its Place-names
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,880. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
What's in an English Place-Name? offers a fascinating chance to trace the names within our localities back to their roots and to give an absorbing insight into our district's histories. Discussing the origins of hundreds of place-names in England this book provides a comprehensive understanding of how place-names arose.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire: Ultimate Fan Guide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Kimberly Wilder. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire is the great-great-great-great aunt of Princess Diana and a relative of Baby Cambridge.This ultimate fan guide celebrates Georgiana's life as loving mother, entertaining friend, de facto politician, and Empress of Fashion. It includes reviews and an "Absolute Plot Spoiler" for biography, movie, and DVD. A must read for fans of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
Downton: 7000 years of an English village
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Much more than just a history of one old Wiltshire village this is the story - all 7000 years of it - of rural England from its beginnings to the present. People lived in Downton when Stonehenge was built and probably helped. Today it is a busy, happy home for their descendants.
The Battle of Bosworth 1485 - and the Burial of King Richard III
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A book dedicated to the Battle of Bosworth, the key turning point in the closing stages of the Wars of the Roses, together with the burial and rediscovery of the body of King Richard III.
Wild People: a history of wild acting people in Newcastle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A history of wildness in Newcastle. People ignoring rules and etiquette is a tradition in Newcastle that goes back hundreds of years. In this book I explore the criminal, the doctor who treat himself and his patient naked in Newcastle and gathered a large crowd, and much much more.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Mary Tudor was a princess who should have been a queen. But her father shunned and disowned her because she was not a boy. After the deaths of her father and half brother, she had to fight those in power who sought to keep her off the throne. Eventually crowned Queen of England, her battles to abolish her father’s new church and return England to Roman Catholicism eaarned her the name Bloody Mary.
The Rex Guide to the Kings and Queens of England
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Series: The Rex Guides, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A handy guide to the Kings and Queens of England in chronological order.
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 Battle of Portland 1653
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The turning point in the 1st Anglo-Dutch War the Battle of Portland raged for three days off the south coast of England and ended in a decisive victory for the English fleet.
Scavenger Hunt - London
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Series: SleuthQuests Scavenger Hunts, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book!
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 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.