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Viking Age Yorkshire
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 134,300. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Alan Avery. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In 866, the city of York was captured by a 'Great Army' of Viking warriors. Ten years later, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Viking army made the transition from warfare to settlement, as their leader 'shared out the land of the Northumbrians, and they proceeded to plough and to support themselves'. This conquest and settlement marked the beginning of Scandinavian domination.
The Ladies of Dunster Castle
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
What makes Dunster Castle so unusual is the prominent role women have played in its fortunes. Jim Lee worked for many years at the castle and knows more about it than just about anyone. Here he presents an entertaining history of the roles, from the heroic to the self-indulgent, its women have played over the centuries.
The Great Gale of 1871
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
On 10th February 1871 a storm of fatal severity swept into the calm coastal port of Bridlington Bay. With it rode dozens of helpless ships and it fell to local lifeboat crews to brave the raging sea in attempts to save the drowning crews. Many of those heroic souls never returned to shore. The Great Gale of 1871 tells the events of that fateful day
Welsh Follies
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.
Henry VII
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,190. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Henry VII is less spectacular than his descendants, but not less interesting or even exciting. The first of the Tudors has been less written about than any (except Edward VI). He supplanted a dynasty and subordinated an aristocracy; he collected a treasure and created a fleet. But he created also the engine of monarchy.
The Peninsular War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,930. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
The Peninsular War was a savage war fought as part of the Napoleonic Wars that convulsed Europe for more than a decade. They saw set piece battles, guerrilla campaigns, sieges and every form of warfare known to the early 19th century.
Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt that Gave Us Liberty
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Institute of Public Affairs. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
The Magna Carta is a founding document of individual liberty, the rule of law, and parliamentary democracy. In this accessible and engaging book, Chris Berg and John Roskam explain what the Magna Carta is, where it came from, and why it matters.
Euroscepticism in Britain and France: Implications for NATO and the European Union - Brexit, Frexit, UK Independence Party (UKIP), National Front (FN), Conservatives, Comparison of Eurosceptic Parties
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
What would be the implications of a major European power leaving the European Union (EU)? Political movements in two of the most influential member states, the United Kingdom and France, have courted an EU withdrawal for decades.
The Somerset Underground - A History of the GHQ Auxiliary Units in Somerset 1940 to 1944
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 113,020. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
After Dunkirk and the fall of France in the summer of 1940, the immediate threat of a Nazi invasion of Britain caused a tidal wave of panic across Britain, and Somerset with its long coastline was seen as a target. Follow this history of Somerset and view its sleepy wartime in a new light and learn the secrets under the softly rolling hills and misty moorlands.
And May The Lord Have Mercy On Your Soul...
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Scotland's Potential Independence: Defense Implications for Britain, NATO, and the United States - UK's Nuclear Weapons Deterrence Posture with Trident Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The significance of an independent Scotland would reach far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom (UK). Although the first Scottish independence referendum did not pass in September 2014, it raised some important questions that could affect the security of Europe and North America.
Magna Carta Commentaries — 48 Stories Celebrating Little-known Facts about the Great Charter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Pen Bal Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » History » European
The Magna Carta has been called the most important document in history. This book highlights the contexts and characters around its creation, as well as the people and events that reiterated its principles, keeping alive a political tradition protecting rights and freedoms that is still in force today.
Double Gloucester
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,940. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In The King’s England Arthur Mee wrote of Gloucestershire that “nowhere is England more like herself than in the county of the Severn and the Thames”.
The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,420. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
“The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer” reprints the court transcript of the 1856 poisoning case that riveted Victorian England, edited and corrected for the first time, along with more than 60 woodcuts restored to make them look better than the day they were printed. The books also includes added material, including 250 footnotes, maps, and profiles.
Bowman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 27, 2016 by Gone2Ground Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting, Nonfiction » History » European
As far as we are aware this will be the first book about Joe Bowman, “Auld Hunty”, legendary huntsman to the Ullswater Foxhounds, since W. G. Skelton. Using newspaper reports and other source material the book attempts to give an insight into Joe Bowman, the life he led and the country he loved. Considered to be second only to the fabled huntsman John Peel, his fame spread worldwide.
The Sinking of The Titanic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History, Nonfiction » History » European
The very first narrative published after the Titanic's demise! The Titanic was on fire before it hit the iceberg! Shortly after the Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, author Logan Marshall compiled a history of the tragic event. His narrative reads like a novel, yet every word is true. Bruce Caplan took the original work and edited and abridged the book in 1996.
The Courage to Look Back: Keep On Keeping On
Series: Caroline Whitehead collection. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 73,160. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Courage to Look Back is the sequel to The Boys of St. Mary's (published in 2015). Many stories in this book flow from decisions by the Catholic System and the British Government in 1952/53 to migrate young children from Orphanages and Homes to provide child labour and increase the population of Commonwealth countries. The KOKO old boys network was started in 1988 by Delvin John Flynn.
London Workhouse and Slums to South Oxhey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Slums of London London has managed to keep much of its character over time although much of its luster has been lost. The Victorians did more damage than the Great Fire of Lodon 1066, and the town planners, the village idiots, of the 1960s destroyed more of London, than the bombs in the Blitz.
Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume Two
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.
Battle of Bailen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of Bailen set Europe alight. For years the magnificent, tough and superbly equipped armies of Napoleon Bonaparte had marched unchecked across Europe. But at Bailen a French army was fought to a standstill and forced to surrender by a small Spanish force led by an inexperienced commander.