Books tagged: british history

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Strongbow's Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
She was 14 when her father gave her in marriage to a foreign warrior in return for the restoration of his kingdom. Her daughter would marry a man who served three English kings and ended his life as Regent. What was it like to be Strongbow's wife and, later, his widow? Could she forgive her father or his arch-enemy O'Rourke? What became of her after Strongbow's death?
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Timeline Repair: Attack on America
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
This work is the first in a series that rationalizes the historical detritus resulting from timeline tampering and necessarily imperfect repairs. Three such episodes are described: "Benedict Arnold and the Second Revolutionary War;" "King George and the German Empire; and "Richelieu, the Huguenots and New France."
The Sieges of Newark 1643/6
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Elizabeth I: A Short Biography
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.
Magna Carta in the 21st Century
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Magna Carta was a key foundation stone in the development of the British Constitution and the establishment of freedom in Britain. But how relevant is the Magna Carta to life in the 21st Century?
Chronicles of the Coast
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.
Squire Bidecombe's Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A new short story from the pen of the continually difficult to classify pen of Michael White. A historical / humorous tale in which nothing is quite as it seems!
Falmouth Packet History
Price: $55.05 USD. Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A brief history of the Falmouth packet communication system that once helped the United Kingdom to its position of dominance. This is a scholarly work.
Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.