Books tagged: british history

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Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,620. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
British Army Medals & Awards - The Complete List
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011 by M&S Direct Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Antiques & collectibles, Nonfiction » History » Military
Military buffs and collectors will appreciate this complete book of medal and award descriptions from the earliest days up to the present. This book really rounds out your library of military knowledge! Gaze at the medals and awards – understand the history and significance of each – even compare it to medals your family members may have been awarded!
What the Immigrant Saw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Britain as seen through the eyes of an immigrant from Belgium. Amusing, serious, incisive, but always affectionate, JP Floru brings an outsider’s eye to look at Britain.
Paths of Exile
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 131,490. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Trifolium Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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When his homeland is defeated by a predatory neighbouring kingdom, Eadwine finds himself on the run for his life. Homeless, penniless and friendless, literally with a price on his head, he must evade his enemies, avenge his brother's murder and rescue his betrothed. Along the way, he will lose his heart to another woman and discover a shattering secret that challenges all the ideals he holds dear.
Fitzroy: The Boy Who Would be King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,650. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Henry Fitzroy is the bastard son of Henry VIII, this is his story from his birth to his tragic death.
Captain Rundel I - Trafalgar and Beyond (book 6 of 9 of the Rundel Series)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,080. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Benjamin Rundel serves aboard Lord Nelson’s ship at Trafalgar, attends his funeral, survives the storm afterwards and finally meets his lady love. After a short courtship, he is engaged to her and sets off for the Pacific with orders to evaluate the west coast of America to see if there are resources that England can use when the war ends. After dealing with a mutiny, he returns home.
William IV, Mrs. Jordan, and the Family They Made
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,440. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Bygone Era Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
In the 21st century, most people know the life story of young Prince William who one day will be King. But what about the last King William? King William IV reigned from 1830 – 1837 and came to the Throne with a full family of children. However, none were by his wife. Who was this brood of illegitimate children and what became of them?
Kamehameha and Vancouver, Rendezvous in Paradise
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
The relationship between King Kamehameha I and British Captain George Vancouver set the course of history for the Hawaiian people after European contact. The alliance had enormous benefit to them both. In February 1794 they met at Kealakekua Bay. Author Jack Kelly employs extensive research, oral history and local lore to weave a fresh and enlightening perspective on Hawaiian history.
Cybertours: Walking Baker Street, London
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
As a Londoner I’d like to show you around one of my favourite parts of London using Google Earth. Today we’re going down Baker Street, famous of course for 221b Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes. But you'll be surprised how much more there is to Baker Street. Britain's most notorious bank robbery, one of Churchill's greatest war time secrets, the disappearing Duke . . .