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The Madrid Uprising 1808
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
On 2 May 1808 the Spanish capital of Mardrid erupted into savage violence. The citizens of Madrid had had enough of the French army in thier city and were rising up to throw them out. Artillery blasted down narrow streets, cavalry charged across the plazas and infantry slaughtered each other in the narrow alleys. The Peninsular War had begun.
Salamanca 1812
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
For six weeks in the spring of 1812 Wellingston’s Anglo-Spanish army marched and countermarched across western Spain as it sought to find away past the French army of Marshal Marmont. Their chance came at Salamanca.
East Garston - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
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.
Ireland's Ancient Gods
Series: History & Myth, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Travel back in time to an ancient and isolated land sitting on the western edge of Europe whose aged forests radiate a mystic and secret past. The land’s unknown inhabitants provide a rich myth of gods and legends, while its ancient druid practices are buried deep within its soul, a hidden energy of an unknown time long gone.
The Battle of Pavia 1525
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
A book dedicated to the Battle of Pavia that decided the fate of Italy for over two centuries. The battle also marked the death of Richard de la Pole, nephew of King Richard III of England and the last Yorkist pretender to the English throne. This battle fought in Italy therefore marked the true end to the Wars of the Roses.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Theos Et Deus. Vers Une Interprétation Du Mot Dieu En Grec Et Latin
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: French. Published: January 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Pourquoi le mot Dieu en Grec et en Latin est-il si court ? Theos/Thea et Deus/Dea. Ne pourrions nous pas interpréter cette écriture ? Ce livre explique pourquoi la première lettre (Theta et D) est la plus importante pour donner sens à cette écriture. Il tend alors à démontrer que ces lettres pourraient être considérées comme des idéogrammes.
Essay on the Life of Prince Henry the Navigator
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Essays
This work aims to disseminate to the general public an essay on the life of the Prince Henry the Navigator who was awarded the first prize Henriquino in 1960 in the village of Sagres, Portugal.
Free Gondola Ride
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » European
Kathleen went to Venice with a goal and a plan. The goal was to write about a cliched group of men, the gondoliers. The plan included a notebook and the perseverance of a serious journalist. But sometimes plans change. From skinny dipping off a gondola under the full moon to sitting at the gondolier's feet, Free Gondola Ride takes the reader through a summer of beautiful episodes.
Marie Antoinette: France's Most Controversial Queen
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Marie Antoinette is most famously remembered as 'Madame Deficit'. Unlike the image portrayed by those who led the French Revolution, Marie was a well-intentioned philanthropist, devoted mother, and free spirit. This short historical account details the truth behind the Queen's childhood, spending, and rumoured love affairs.
The Lost Tomb of King Arthur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In about the year 1190 monks at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset claimed that they had found the tomb of King Arthur. The discovery is today routinely dismissed as a crude hoax worked by monks greedy for the money that would come from a stream of pilgrims visiting the tomb. But was it a hoax? And if Arthur was not buried in Glastonbury, where was he buried?
The Ireland Series Book 1 - Our Roots.
Series: The Story of Ireland, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is a LiteBite Book, about the equal of fifty or so pages of a Paperback or Pocket Book. The Story of Ireland ‒ Book One. Roots. This is the first in a series of LiteBite Books telling the story of Ireland. This first Book takes us from 3000 BC to 1366 AD.
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.
The Ireland Series Book 4 - 19th century
Series: The Story of Ireland, Book 4 · Daniel O'Connell, the Last King of Ireland, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Nineteenth Century! The Great Famine starts this section, and next piece, The Irish in America deserves a book in itself. Here we just take a glimpse at the early days. The Transport Revolution with its Atmospheric Railways and its Fly Boats and its steamers and railways should have another book, while The Fenians and Parnell laid the foundation for Modern Island.
Failed Intervention: The United States in the Balkans - Origins of War, Disintegration, U.S. Strategic Lessons, Legacy of Yugoslavia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The violence of Yugoslavia is soaked in historical injustice and nationalist tradition. Its historical mold is not unique; but the world's reaction is. The ongoing failure of Yugoslavia and its fractious cascade of regime changes are a product of flawed intervention.
The Papal Prophecies - St Malachy and the Doom of the Popes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
NOW UPDATED FOR POPE FRANCIS. For five centuries scholars have puzzled over a document known as The Papal Prophecies that were ascribed to St Malachy, an Irish cleric who died in 1148. The Prophecies clearly state that both Rome and the Papacy will be destroyed at some date in the early 21st century.
Lancelot - The Truth behind the Legend - Celtic Twilight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Of all the Knights of the Round Table, none is so famous as Sir Lancelot. He is both the finest of the Arthurian knights, and the worst. He is the champion of the Round Table, and the reason for its destruction. He is loyal, yet treacherous. Noble, but base. His is a complex character that combines the best and worst of the world of chivalry in one person.
Heroes, Kings & Warrior Queens
Series: History & Myth, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Following on from Book 1 “Ireland’s Ancient Gods”, now take a walk on the path of Ireland’s great mythical, legendary and historical figures of Queen Maeve, Queen Macha, King Brian Ború, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Grace O’Malley and Cú Chulainn. These figures are forever immortalised in Irish History and countryside through place names and ancient monuments.
Downton: 7000 years of an English village
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.
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.