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Speen for Donnington - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
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.
Eastbury Halt - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
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 Sieges of Leicester 943 & 1645
By Rupert Matthews
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 Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
By Oliver Hayes
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.
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. 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.
The Vernons of Hanbury
By Andrew Harris
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.
The Battle of Lincoln 1141
By Rupert Matthews
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
By Charles Darvelle
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.
The Battle of Bosworth 1485 - and the Burial of King Richard III
By Stephen Lark
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.
Great Shefford - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
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.
Welford Park - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A well researched history of one of closed branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. Welford Park Station is no more. This was once the busiest of all the stations on the Lambourn Valley Line serving as it did the huge RAF base nearby as well as the village of Welford. But
East Garston - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An enjoyable history of one of the long vanished branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. East Garston is no more. The site remains, but there is little to show where this once bustling village railway station and its level crossing once stood. East Garston handled a wide variety of agricultural freight, as well as passengers and parcels.
A Short History of London
By Sinead Fitzgibbon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A Short History of London is the first in a series of concise yet comprehensive e-books which deal exclusively with the history of world cities.
Swashbuckling Tales of West Pirates
By Peter James Martin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 17th Century
Peter James Martin is legendary for his popular pirate walks around Bristol’s famous harbourside. Bristol’s favourite salty sea-dog has roamed the globe in search of his swashbuckling roots – now read his collection of spine-tingling stories: Swashbuckling Tales of West Country Pirates.
Diana Inquest: The Untold Story
By John Morgan
Price: $8.45 USD. Words: 256,450. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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 Battle of Portland 1653
By Andrew May
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.
And May The Lord Have Mercy On Your Soul...
By John Eddleston
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
This is a true story. In 1910, a cashier, was murdered on a train in the UK. A few days later, John Alexander Dickman was arrested and charged. He was tried in July and was convicted on circumstantial evidence. He was hanged in August. This book re-examines all the evidence and concludes that Dickman's conviction was unsafe. It then goes on to name the real killer after more than 100 years.
18th & 19th Century English Women At Sea
By Marilyn Clay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 17th Century
18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a lively and entertaining account of the three types of women one might have found, legally or illegally, on board an English ship during the 18th and 19th centuries, i. e. prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives and other female passengers, including mistresses, during peace or wartime; and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England
By Jeannie Meekins
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 Cotswolds - Not Just a Pretty Place
By Christopher Knowles
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.