Bretwalda Books

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Bretwalda Books is a publisher based in England that concentrates on history, folklore, politics, paranormal and travel books. We were founded in 2010 and have an ever expanding list of books available in both print and as ebooks. Bretwalda Books can be contacted through our website.

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The Battle of Lewes 1264
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
A book about the bloody Battle of Lewes, fought in 1264 that was a key victory for the rebels under Simon de Montfort who sought to limit the powers of the king.
The Battle of Towton 1461
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
A book about the largest battle ever fought on English soil - the Battle of Towton, one of the key turning points in the Wars of the Roses. .
The Battle of Bannockburn 1314
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » Military
A book about the historic Battle of Bannockburn, the great triumph by Robert Bruce of Edward II of England that won independence for Scotland. The book is being released to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle and to coincide with the Scottish referendum on independence.
The Battle of Brighton 1377
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
In 1377 a powerful French fleet landed an army on the beach at Brighton - then a small fishing village known as Brighthelmstone. The village went up in flames and the French stormed inland to loot, plunder, murder and rape. The local militia mustered at Lewes under local knights and set out to attack the French and exact revenge. The climatic battle was fought just to the east of the modern town.
The Battle of Nibley Green
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
On a spring morning in 1470 the peace of Gloucestershire was shattered by the sounds of battle. The Wars of the Roses had come to this peaceful corner of southwestern England in spectacular and bloody fashion.
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.
The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo was a savage affair, fought as part of the Peninsular War that pitched Britain’s Duke of Wellington against Napoleon’s French Marshals.
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.
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.
Niall of the Nine Hostages - Celtic Twilight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European
In this book historian Oliver Hayes goes back to the original legends, old manuscripts and seeks to disentangle fact from legend to reveal the true character and career of that greatest of early Irish High Kings - Niall of the Nine Hostages.
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?
King Lud - The Celtic God Who Founded London
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
According to legend, London was founded by King Lud, ruler of the Trinovantes tribe of Celts in the 1st century bc. But there is much more to King Lud than prehistoric kingship. Tracing the ancient legends back to their source, historian Oliver Hayes reveals a remakable truth - that “King Lud” was really a god and London was his Holy City.
RMS Titanic : The Rescue Mission
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
While the RMS Titanic was sinking more than a dozen ships were racing to the rescue. This is the story of the rescue mission, including the search for bodies that followed.
Bula - An Englishman in Fiji
You set the price! Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A series of short stories written by an Englishman who spent some time in Fiji. All the tales are based on true events, though the names have been changed to protect the innocent, as they say.
HMS Courageous 1939 - Eyewitness World War II series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook contianing eyewitness accounts of the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous in the first month of the war. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
The Roman Gladiator Referee’s Handbook
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
"Ave Caesar. We who are about to die salute you". Or maybe not. Gladiators, lions, tigers, chariot racing, wrestlers, executioners, dancing girls, musicians, comedians, emperors and slaves, the Games had it all. And the referee had to keep them all in order - somehow.
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 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.
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 Battle of Losecoat Field 1470
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
A book dedicated to the only battle ever fought in Rutland - the Battle of Losecoat Field, a turning point in the Wars of the Roses.
The Battle of Northampton 1460
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
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A book about the bloody Battle of Northampton, a key turning point in the Wars of the Roses fought in 1460.
On the Trail of the Real Robin Hood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Entertaining yet scholarly account of how an obscure English outlaw has become the star of Hollywood movies, television shows, novels and comics across the world.
Memories of Maggie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Written by a two of Margaret Thatcher’s staunchest allies, this short book is filled with personal memories of meeting the great lady and of the impact she had on British politics.
The Sylt Raid 1940 - Eyewitness World War II series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook containing eyewitness accounts of the RAF’s first big night raid on Germany. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
The Athenia 1939 - Eyewitness World War II series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook contianing eyewitness accounts of the first British ship to be sunk in World War II - just 10 hours after war was declared. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
The Kiel Raid 1939 - Eyewitness World War II series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook contianing eyewitness accounts of the RAF’s first big daylight raid on Germany. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
The Blackout 1939-45
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook contianing contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts of what it was like to live through the Blackout during World War II
The Battle of Chesterfield 1266
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
A book dedicated to the Battle of Chesterfield that ended the Baronial Wars of King Henry III against Simon de Montfort.
The Battle of Lincoln 1141
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: 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.
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.
Oporto 1809
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
The Battle of Oporto was key early British victory in the Peninsular War that ensured that the troops commanded by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) would not be driven out by the French any time soon.
The Battle of Barrosa
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 22. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of Barrosa was an unexpected British victory in the Peninsular War. Caught strung out on the march on a mountain road by a superior French army, the British should have been annihilated, but instead gained a stunning victory.
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.
The Battle of Albuera 1811
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 20. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,600. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
Key note: The Battle of Albuera was one of the bloodiest, and yet least decisive of the battles fought in the Peninsular War.
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.
The Pyrenees - 1813
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
By the summer of 1813 the Peninsular War had reached a crisis. The British army under Wellington was poised to invade France, but he was faced by the towering Pyrenees mountains and the cunning French Marshal Soult. What followed was a classic campaign of mountain fighting.
San Sebastian 1813
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
By the summer of 1813 the Peninsular War had reached a crisis. The Port of San Sebastian had to be captured, and captured fast if Wellington’s British armies were to avoid a humiliating retreat due to lack of supplies. But in San Sebastian was the wily French commander Louis Rey. The scene was set for a classic siege campaign.
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.
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.
The Battle for Middlesbrough - The Full Story of the 2012 Parliamentary By-Election
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
A gripping account of the Middlesbrough Parliamentary By-Election written by an experienced political writer
The Battle for Croydon North - The Full Story of the 2012 Parliamentary By-Election
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
A gripping account of the Croydon North Parliamentary By-Election written by local political activist and published just 7 days after Polling Day.
Victory in London - The Inside Story of the Boris Campaign
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The inside story of the campaign by Lynton Crosby to put Boris Johnson back into power as London Mayor told by one of the top members of his campaign team who was at Borisʼs side throughout.
The Battle of Vimeiro
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
The Further Letters from Britain of Paddy Panda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,530. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Language experience approach
Letters explaining English as it is spoken in England, how to behave correctly in England, knowledge you will need when visiting or working in England - or even just speaking to English people. A “value-added” concept in English as a foreign language.
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.
The Sieges of Gerona 1808 / 1809
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
At Gerona in 1808 the French for the first time ran into a Spanish army that neither ran away nor surrendered. The epic defence of Gerona lasted for over a year and saw the French throw everything that they had at the old walls around the city. The Spanish fought back gallantly, using their bare hands when they ran out of ammunition.
The Battle of Talavera 1809
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,160. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
At Talavera a British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) tried to link up with a Spanish army under General Cuesta to ambush a French corps under Marshal Victor. But things went wrong and the British had to fight their way to safety.
The Battle of Cardigan / Crug Mawr (1136)
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The sweeping victory of the Welsh at Cardigan (Crug Mawr) was historic. It not only put the victor, Owain Gwynedd in a position to rule Wales free of English domination, it also marked the arrival on the battlefields of Europe of a new, deadly and uniquely Welsh weapon. The longbow had arrived.
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
The Letters of Paddy Panda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Language experience approach, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Europe
Letters explaining English as it is spoken in England, how to behave correctly in England, knowledge you will need when visiting or working in England - or even just speaking to English people. A “value-added” concept in English as a foreign language.
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Langford Mud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,010. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A humorous novel about life in the small coastal village of Langford Quay in the nineteen fifties. The book is by turns charming, witty and bitingly astute.
The Battle for Corby - The Inside Story of the 2012 Parliamentary By-Election
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
A gripping account of the Corby Parliamentary By-Election written by a Corby-based journalist and published just 7 days after Polling Day
Ekki mögulegt fyrr en eftir 2017?
You set the price! Words: 550. Language: Icelandic. Published: August 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Ekki mögulegt fyrr en eftir 2017? This book is a test to ensure that we can publish books in icelandic, it is not a real book and as soon as the Icelandic author has checked it we will take it down again. We hope to begin real Icelandic publishing in th

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