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What's in an English Place-name?: A History of England in Its Place-names by William Lewis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,880. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Mrs. Thatcher's Gamble by David J. Kenney
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This narrative describes Thatcher’s rise from the depths of her Priministership to a place in modern history. Her help came principally from The Corps of The Royal Marines.
Downton: 7000 years of an English village by David Waymouth
Price: Free! Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: 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.
Welsh Follies by Graham Watkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: British English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Welsh Follies reveals the secrets, stories and scandals of sixty Welsh follies. Who built them, why they were built and what they were really for are all explained together with other interesting and surprising facts as Graham tells all.
Diana Inquest: The Untold Story by John Morgan
Price: $8.45 USD. Words: 250,620. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
The Untold Story reveals how judicial corruption led to a seriously flawed verdict at the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. This is the gripping, true account of a judiciary hell-bent on ensuring that the jury would not be permitted to return a verdict of murder in the most significant and high profile inquest of our modern era.
The Siege of Badajoz 1812 by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Elizabeth I: A Short Biography by Stacey J. Mitchell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,540. Language: British English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
A short and concise biography of Elizabeth I, discussing her reign and the events that happened during this period of history. This book also includes brief biographies of some of the key figures in her reign.
The Cotswolds - Not Just a Pretty Place by Christopher Knowles
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » European
The Cotswolds is a region in the west of England famed for its wonderful scenery and gorgeous villages. This book is out of the ordinary because it describes in depth a selection of the most interesting places, many of which are unknown except to the conoscenti. It is the only written companion you need to get the best out of the area.
On the Trail of the Real Robin Hood by Rupert Matthews
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Entertaining yet scholarly account of how an obscure English outlaw has become the star of Hollywood movies, television shows, novels and comics across the world.
Toulouse - 1814 by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,600. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
By the spring of 1814 the Peninsular War was nearing its climax. The British army under Wellington was invading southern France, but they were faced by a larage French army under the cunning French Marshal Soult. Wellington’s attack on Toulouse was to prove to be one of his hardest fought actions.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 4 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
This Diary is the 4th diary in a series of 4 diaries and was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations.
Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume Two by Wendy Fraser
Series: Lakeland Hunting Memories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
This book is another dip into recollections of life in the English Lake District during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Ron Black was born and bred in the English Lake District, like his forefathers, and here relates some of his memories of hunting with hounds, competing in fell races, the heroic exploits of his family members, along with historical accounts written in the 1800s and earlier. 24,000 words.
Who Decides? A Journey out of the Shadows by June Elizabeth Storer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by BWM Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Chronicles of the Coast by Derek Turner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,120. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A mystical historical evocation of British history for teenagers, from Prehistoric hunters in forgotten forests, Romans in toppled towns, Saxon saints, Viking voyagers, medieval monks, charismatic Cavaliers, witch-burners, rioters, soldiers and a host of others.
London the Dark Side by Peter Thurgood
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
London’s recorded history can be traced back over 2,000 years. From a Roman outpost it has grown to become one of the most important financial and cultural capitals of the world. London’s streets and districts are crammed full of history, from the plague, to devastating fires, civil war, aerial bombardment, and terrorist attacks.This book deals with the dark side of London.
Walking Tour of Rye, the most beautiful town in England by Jonathan Copeland
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,830. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Murni. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » European
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 Search for Lady Godiva by Robert Hendry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,620. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Lady Godiva’s naked ride through Coventry as a protest against oppressive tax entered history! Did it really take place? Historian and Godiva descendant Robert Hendry offers compelling evidence from 1000 years ago that it did! Discover the social and religious background to this famous event and unravel the mystery of where she was laid to rest. 120,000 words + 100 illustrations, appendices.
Welsh Legends and Myths by Graham Watkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of sixty four entertaining Welsh legends, gathered from across Wales. Previously published in four volumes as ‘Legends and Myths from Wales’.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 3 1942-1943 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » European
This diary is the 3rd in a series of four volumes written by Ruby Side Thompson. They document her experience about World War Two in England and the London Blitz. The diaries are unique, written from a woman's experience during war time. They include Ruby's opinions written only for the privacy of her diary. Her views are often ahead of her time.
The Mardale Hunt - A History by Ron Black
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
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.