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The Female Pope - The True Story of Pope Joan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
For centuries rumours and legends have swirled about that one woman did get to be pope in Rome. The Catholic Church has always denied the stories, but they refuse to go away. It is now time to look anew at these old stories and try to discover the truth that lies behind them.
Pompilia: A Roman Murder Mystery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
An account of the trial of Count Franceschini for the murder of his wife Pompilia at a time when it was excusable to kill an adulterous wife. But was Pompilia guiltyof adultery with a handsome young priest? The most notorious trial of the seventeenth century.
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.
The Huguenots in London
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012 by Hazlett Lynch. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
(3.00 from 1 review)
A snapshot of the history of Huguenot refugees from France when they settled in London in the 17th and 18th centuries. Catholic Louis XIV had persecuted the Protestants and they were forced to flee their homes to save their lives. Many came to London, though some continued to Ireland. This story zooms in on one such central London church.
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour and a British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy aircraft while they were still on the ground.
The Hamlet of Howth Junction
You set the price! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The tiny hamlet of Howth Junction grew from the passing of the railway through this area of North Dublin in Ireland. The early inhabitants worked either on the land or on the railway. The late twentieth century saw the hamlet swallowed into the greater Dublin area thereby losing its identity as a small rural community. This book sets out to record the arrival of the railway here and the people
The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » European
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.
Toulouse - 1814
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,600. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
By the spring of 1814 the Peninsular War was nearing its climax. The British army under Wellington was invading southern France, but they were faced by a larage French army under the cunning French Marshal Soult. Wellington’s attack on Toulouse was to prove to be one of his hardest fought actions.
Apres Moi le Dessert: A French Eighteenth Century Model Meal
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » History » European
Original eighteenth century recipes - most newly translated from French - selected to match a "model meal" given in a classic period cookbook. Recipes appear for three services: FIRST SERVICE (Soups and entrees) - SECOND SERVICE (roasts) - THIRD SERVICE (Entremets) - and range from chickens in galantine to fried testicles.
The Sieges of Leicester 943 & 1645
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
A History of Ireland - Ireland before The Plantation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Hazlett Lynch. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Part 2 of a new series of books on a contested subject - the history of Ireland, but taken from a theological perspective. This has not been done before to my knowledge, so will make for interesting reading. Deals with the Waves of Invasion, Castle Place Names, Patrick of Ireland, the Normans, Ireland's Importance in 1492, the Reformation.
The Cotswolds - Not Just a Pretty Place
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Stockcross & Bagnor Station - Stations of the Great Western Railway
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A dedicated history of one of this rural station on the Great Western Railway. Stockcross and Bagnor Station no more. This once bustling rural branch line station closed in the 1960s. Steam engines once chuffed up the long gradient from Newbury, stopped at Stockcross and Bagnor and then pushed on to Lambourn at the end of the line.
Letters To The USA From Communist East Germany
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I am publishing some of the texts of letters and cards I received from an East German finance student in the years from 1984-1991. As far as I know "Dana" is now living in Berlin, married since 1989. Her letters show a brightness and curiosity about life and culture. A child of socialism, she was deeply curious about life in capitalist America. Yet she felt a duty to produce a child for the state
Hannelore: kind van een Duitse moeder in oorlogstijd, 1940-1947
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,330. Language: Dutch. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Toen de Tweede Wereldoorlog uitbrak woonde Hannelore Meijaard in het Zuid-Bevelandse dorp Oudelande. Haar moeder was een Duitse. Het huis van de Meijaards brandde in 1941 af, brandstichting werd vermoed... Een waargebeurd verhaal over vermeende collaboratie en wantoestanden bij de Bijzondere Rechtspleging na de bevrijding. Tekst: Jan J.B. Kuipers, interviews: Gert P. Kuipers
The Siege of Badajoz 1812
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The bloodiest siege of the Napoleonic Wars was the 1812 attack on Badajoz by Wellington’s British army in the Peninsular War. Not only were the casualties among combatants heavy, but the subsequent sack of the city saw brutality, murder and rape on an unprecedented scale.
The Retreat to Corunna
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
The Retreat to Corunna was a spectacular defeat for the British Army, yet it managed to save its reputation by carrying out one of the great fighting retreats of military history.
Three Stories From Paris
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Nonfiction » History » European
Three short stories of down-and-out expatriate life in Paris. Poverty, the rain and cold, young love, friendships lost, drunkenness and chestnuts in the fall. From the streets of Belleville, Oberkampf and Ménilmontant, to the cobblestone footpaths of Père Lachaise Cemetery, these are stories from an other, less romantic side of Paris.
Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John
Series: Stories of Medieval Gower. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » European
King John's brutal treatment of William de Breos led to rebellion by many of the great barons and was the final spark that lit the fire of Magna Carta.
Pane e margarina
Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 45,480. Language: Italian. Published: March 23, 2012 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Il 7 ottobre 1943 Vittorio Cerracchio, Capitano dei Reali Carabinieri, ricevette l’ordine di presentarsi in caserma per essere disarmato, con tutti i militari del reparto, ed essere avviato in una imprecisata località. Guidato da sentimento d’onore e da senso del dovere, non si dette alla fuga ma eseguì l’ordine, rimanendo anch’egli prigioniero dei tedeschi per sette lunghi mesi in Polonia.