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We have a fascination with learning about the past and there are many history books here on obooko to satisfy this need. World history books pull together the facts of events at the time they occurred and can draw us into that period: not only learning about the events and culture but also providing some very interesting stories. Most of us will have studied a world history textbook school but likely never picked up a history book since.

If you are interested in reading free history books, about British monarchs, you could start with Henry the Eighth by A. F. Pollard, which explores the life of this memorable king.

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The History books on obooko cover a huge range of topics and the theme that ties them together is that they tell factual accounts of the time they cover. We can’t know everything about the past as the further back we go there are fewer records but authors try to pull together the evidence that is available and may make some assumptions to fill in gaps. Some history books will provide discussion and opinion from the author.

The obooko collection of world history books contains some diverse topics. A popular area of study and interest reading is the kings and queens of England. obooko has books with the stories of William The Conqueror who took the throne after the famous Norman invasion in 1066 or read about King Richard I who was know as the lion-heart and learn the story of how he lived up to that name in his pursuit of glory.

A favourite King to study with countless history books and other media portraying him is Henry the Eight. Well known for his six wives and his habit of executing them. He also threw the catholic church out of England and changed the course of history. Maybe not the friendliest of kings but it makes a good read!

Another fascinating monarch to read about is Queen Elizabeth the First. She was the daughter of Henry the Eighth and ruled for 44 years during an interesting period of history. She is well known for being on the throne when England defeated the Spanish Armada. It was also a period where English drama and playwrights flourished with now famous works of Shakespeare amongst others.

Moving away from the old monarchs of England, a popular topic of world history books is the story of war. Sometimes stories are directly about the military battles but other times we get the history of people and their personal stories of survival with the backdrop of war. On obooko, Shattered Crystals tells the tale of a Jewish family escaping Nazi Germany and, despite the massive odds against them, surviving the war

Whatever your interest in history there is something for you. Even if you haven’t read a world history textbook since school, you will find many interesting stories based on real facts. Downloading free history books is a way to get started by investing just a little bit of time. Start exploring the past at obooko today.

History Books & World History Textbooks

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Calendar FAQ by Claus Tøndering
Shattered Crystals by Mia Amalia Kanner & Eve Rosenzweig Kugler
After the Rain - How the West Lost the East by Sam Vaknin
Pretty Dukkys - The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
Religious Confluence by Edward Field
Kittyhawk Pilot by Michel Lavigne and James Edwards
The Art of War  by Sun Tzu
Atlantis, the Deluge and the End of the Ice Age by Zarin
William The Conqueror by Jacob Abbott
Richard The Lion Heart by Jacob Abbott
King Richard II by Jacob Abbott
Richard the Third by Jacob Abbott
Henry the Eighth by A. F. Pollard
Queen Elizabeth the First by Jacob Abbott
Mary Queen of Scots by Jacob Abbott
Battle of the River Plate by Pat Fogwill
Girls on the Home Front by Ian Billingsley
Salute the Silent Hero by Ian Billingsley
The Story of St Swithun's Church, Purley
Puppets of Faith - Theory of Communal Strife BS Murthy
A Journey from Electron to Electricity by Giribabu
Worth Fighting For by Gabrielle Tennenbaum Radnor
From Indus Valley Civilization to my Home by Deepak Ramchandani
Contribution of Sindh in Freedom Movement by Prem Tanwani Translated by Deepak Ramchandani
Lives of the Conjurers, Volume One By Professor Solomon
Collateral Lies -  Dean Talboys
The Stonehenge Observatory - By Dean Talboys
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William The Conqueror by Jacob Abbott is one of a collection of history books published by obooko as a free ebook. This is a taster: 'One of those great events in English history, which occur at distant intervals, and form, respectively, a sort of bound or landmark, to which all other events, preceding or following them for centuries, are referred, is what is called the Norman Conquest. The Norman Conquest was, in fact, the accession of William, duke of Normandy, to the English throne. This accession was not altogether a matter of military force ...