Welcome to E-Books Directory
This page lists freely downloadable books.
E-Books for free online viewing and/or download
e-books in this category
Wars of the Roses
- Wikipedia , 2014
The Wars of the Roses were dynastic wars for the throne of England. They were fought between two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the houses of Lancaster and York. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487.
Black London: Life Before Emancipation
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina - Rutgers University Press , 1995
Gerzina has written an account of London blacks, focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of a paucity of sources from blacks themselves, he had to rely on glimpses through white eyes, especially those of antislavery advocate Granville Sharp.
Front Line 1940-41: The Official Story of the Civil Defence of Britain
- HMSO , 1942
Front Line is a tale of individual effort and performance. This book was produced whilst Britain was in the thick of World War 2, and victory was by no means certain. The text is undoubtedly morale boosting propaganda, but it is a fascinating read.
History of Scotland
by Margaret Macarthur - Henry Holt & Co. , 1874
Covering the History of Scotland in a concise and efficient manner, from the Gaelic Period through to the Reformation. The northern part of Great Britain is now called Scotland, but it was not called so till the Scots came over from Ireland ...
Cambridge and its Story
by Charles William Stubbs - J.M. Dent & Co. , 1903
This work details the origins and history of one of the most famous schools in the world, Cambridge University in England. Beautiful illustrations and detailed information allow the reader to get a sense of the history and beauty of this university.
by Walter Thornbury - Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly , 1880
This book deals less with the London of the ghost-stories, than with the London consecrated by manifold traditions -- a city every street of which teems with interesting associations: this London of the present haunted by the memories of the past.
Britain in the Middle Ages
by Florence L. Bowman - Cambridge University Press , 1920
Since, in the early stages of school work, it is more important to present some of the fundamental historic ideas than to give any outline of events, this collection of stories may provoke readers to discussion and further inquiry.
The History of England
by A.F. Pollard - ManyBooks , 1912
A.F. Pollard was a major force in establishing history as an academic subject in Britain. This book traces the evolution of a great empire, which has often conquered others, out of a little island which was often conquered itself.
A history of England and the British Empire
by Arthur D. Innes - The MacMillan Company , 1913
This work is intended to appeal to the general reader who finds less than he requires in the books written expressly for the use of schools. It ought to be of service to advanced pupils and their teachers, as well as to university and other students.
by William Harrison - Project Gutenberg , 2010
This work enumerated England's geographic, economic, social, religious and political features and represents an important source for historians interested in life in Elizabethan England. Harrison gathered his facts from books, letters, and maps.
The Story of the Empire
by Edward Salmon - George Newnes , 1902
The story about the dramatic development of the British dominions, east, west and south, from the time of Henry VII. to that of Edvard VII. This is not intended as a textbook, but should rather be regarded as a swiftly moving panorama.
The History of The Reformation of the Church of England
by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares - D. Appleton & co , 1843
The separation of the Church of England from Rome under Henry VIII, brought England alongside a broad Reformation movement; however, religious changes in the English national church proceeded more conservatively than elsewhere in Europe.
A Short History of England
by G. K. Chesterton - Chatto and Windus , 1917
This volume covers quickly, yet completely, the history of England from early Roman times to the time of the Great War, World War I. Gilbert Keith Chesterton is certainly one of the most entertaining, and important, authors in the English language.
A Child's History of England
by Charles Dickens - eBooks@Adelaide , 2008
The book takes its reader on a fascinating journey, from Ancient England and the Romans to Victoria's reign and Dickens' own lifetime. Full of sensational plots, high adventure and terrible tragedy, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story.
A Short History of Wales
by Owen Edwards - Historical Text Archive , 2009
Sir Owen M. Edwards was a historian, who wrote a number of books on Welsh history. An educationalist and a prolific writer, in this book he intended to arouse interest among the people of Wales in their own language and history.
An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England
by Edward P. Cheyney - The MacMillan Company , 1920
A college and high-school textbook covering the English history from the growth of the nation, the middle of the fourteenth century, rural and town life and organization, medieval trade and commerce, the black death and the peasants' rebellion, etc.