Rupert Matthews

Biography

Rupert Matthews has written over 150 books for different publishers, achieving significant sales in a variety of markets both in the UK and abroad. His works have been translated into 19 languages and have been shortlisted for a number of awards. Rupert has been a freelance writer for 20 years, working in-house at a major book publisher before going freelance.

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Can Britain leave the EU?
Author Rupert Matthews gives an interview about his book "Can Britain leave the EU? A Warning from History"

Books

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.
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.
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.
On the Trail of the Real Robin Hood
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: 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.
Memories of Maggie
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Written by a two of Margaret Thatcher’s staunchest allies, this short book is filled with personal memories of meeting the great lady and of the impact she had on British politics.
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 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.
Lenin's Letter to the American Workingmen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Essay » Political
The full, original text of this rarely reprinted book, together with explanatory notes, introduction and conclusion by historian Rupert Matthews.
The Battle of Pulu Aor (1804)
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A key naval action that confirmed British control of the Indian Ocean and its rich trade at a crucial point in the Napoleonic Wars.
Heroes of the RAF - No.50 Squadron
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: Thrilling real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the Falklands. No.50 Squadron was a leading RAF bomber squadron in World War II and bombed the Falklands in 1982.
On Liberty - with full text by John Stuart Mill and modern introduction by Rupert Matthews
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Utilitarianism
On Liberty is undoubtedly the most influential and best known of the works by the British philosopher John Stuart Mill. And unlike many philosophical works, it is written in relatively easy to understand language and is fairly short. This edition includes a new introduction and conclusion by historian Rupert Matthews.
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism - including full original text by Lenin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,930. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" was published in the summer of 1917. Although one of Lenin's shorter works, it is widely recognised as being one of his most immediately influential. The introduction by historian Rupert Matthews sets the book in its historic setting and explains why it was such a profoundly influential work when it first came out.
A Handbook of Irish Home Rule with full original text by William Gladstone and others
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,760. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book was written in 1887 at a critical time for the debate on Irish Home Rule and for Gladstone. Its influence on events proved to be great. This edition has an introduction by historian Rupert Matthews that puts this classic work into its historical and political context.
Lenin's Last Testament
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
As Lenin's life drew to a close he wrote an outline programme for the future of the Soviet government. Lenin's works have been given a new Introduction by historian Rupert Matthews to explain their historical setting and importance.
The State and Revolution including full original text by Lenin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
In August 1917 Vladimir Lenin wrote this highly influential book with the specific aim of stirring up the Russian people to support a Communist Revolution to be led by himself. This new edition comes with an introduction and analysis by historian Rupert Matthews.
The Communist Manifesto - with full original text by Karl Marx
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,270. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
This new edition of the political classic comes with a foreword by historian Rupert Matthews and includes a number of other early works relating to 19th Century Communism.
Can Britain leave the EU? A Warning from History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
There are many who would like Britain to leave the European Union. But the question is whether Britain would be allowed to do so. In this booklet historian Rupert Matthews looks at previous multinational associations then compares them to the EU to show that EU Commission has taken to itself the legal powers to frustrate attempts at secession. We might yet see the panzers in Parliament Square.
How To Be a Successful Election Candidate
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
A simple, step by step guide on how to be a winning election candidate by one of the best campaign managers in the business.
How the Steam Railways came to Surrey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A fascinating account of how the railways came to Surrey and the impact they had on the people who lived in the county The book the great days of the steam railways in the county. It shows how and why the lines were built, giving an account of the people who laid the lines and built the stations.
The Battle Honours of the Royal Hampshire Regiment
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Men from Hampshire have for generations fought in the ranks of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, or its predecessors. All 160 Battle Honours of the regiment are featured in this book, including Blenheim, Minden, Barrosa, Kabul, Paardeburg, Mons, The Somme, Mesopotamia, Ypres, Passchendaele, Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, D-Day and Rhine Crossing.

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