Saturday, 31 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - The Nandi Bear: The Brain-eater of East Africa (Cryptid Casebook Book 10)

NEW EBOOK - The Nandi Bear: The Brain-eater of East Africa (Cryptid Casebook Book 10)
Lurking among the forested hills of East Africa is said to be a bear-like animal of unparalleled power and ferocity. It can kill a man with a blow of its clawed foot, it feasts on children, sheep and goats, but most terrifying of all is the fact that it eats only the brains of its victims. This is the description usually given of the Nandi Bear. But does the animal really exist?

There are eyewitness reports, footprints and the mangled bodies of victims to prove the existence of the Nandi Bear, but as yet nobody has ever caught one, killed one or produced definitive evidence of its existence. Science refuses to accept that this elusive beast really exists, but those who live in the forested hills have no doubts. They walk in fear of the creatures.

In this book cryptid expert Larry Jaffer reviews the evidence for this mysterious beast and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has been found. This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.

CONTENTS
Introduction - The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1 - Evidence for the Nandi Bear
Chapter 2 - Conclusions about Nandi Bear
Appendix - A note on nomenclature
Appendix B - Credits

About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up in the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nandi-Bear-Brain-eater-Cryptid-Casebook-ebook/dp/B00PHONS9E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422691441&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+nandi+bear

VIDEO - The Battle of Bannockburn

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Friday, 30 January 2015

The Gunpowder Plot Conspiracy

The Gunpowder Plot Conspiracy

Bretwalda Author Andrew May writes about the 1605 Gunpowder Plot on the Mysterious Universe Blog;
"The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the best known events in British history. Every year on November 5th, the foiling of the plot is commemorated with fireworks and the burning-in-effigy of Guy Fawkes, the best known of the conspirators. Ostensibly, their aim was to persuade the government to take a more tolerant attitude toward Roman Catholics… by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. But does that make sense? The actual effect was quite the opposite – a hardening of anti-Catholic feeling across the country. Before the end of the 17th century, people had begun to speculate that the Gunpowder Plot was, in fact, a false flag operation aimed at achieving exactly the result it did achieve."

Read the whole thing HERE

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/11/the-gunpowder-conspiracy/

Thursday, 29 January 2015

BOOK REVIEW - The Science of Bigfoot

A review of Andrew May's book "The Science of Bigfoot" has been published on the FORTEANA blog.

In an earlier post this year, Patterson-Gimlin Film: Fake or Fact?, I reviewed one of the ebooks in the Cryptid Casebook series from Bretwalda Books. Most of the titles in this series are written by Larry Jaffer, and – as the name suggests – consist of specific case studies. A couple of months ago, however, Bretwalda editor Rupert Matthews asked me if I would like to write something on “aspects of Bigfoot other than sightings”. I thought this was a great idea, and The Science of Bigfoot was the result. ...

Read the full review HERE
http://forteana-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-science-of-bigfoot.html

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BOOK REVIEW - Leopardkill

BOOK REVIEW - Leopardkill
A review of the book "Leopadkill" has appeared on the Historical Novel Society website:
"This exciting story is set in 1808 during the Napoleonic wars when Sir John Hall is leading the British campaign in Portugal. However, when Napoleon advances with his army, the British are forced to retreat over the mountains to Corunna during the worst winter weather ever encountered. Sergeant Joshua Lock and Captain John Killen are inextricably linked because Lock saved Killen’s life when they were boys. In their pursuit of a traitor through Portugal and into Spain, they encounter a series of dangers and difficulties. Although Killen is the weaker man, he is also honourable and courageous. Lock, equally brave, is not so particular in how he achieves his ends. ..."


Read the whole thing HERE
http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/leopardkill/


Sunday, 25 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - Mametz Wood - Three Stories: Tales of Wales

NEW EBOOK - Mametz Wood - Three Stories: Tales of Wales

Author: Gareth Jones

“Mametz Wood” is the centrepiece of three short stories that give us fascinating glimpses into the life of Gwilym Jones, known in his hometown as “Gwilym Champion.” Captain of the Rugby team, Miner, Bare-knuckle boxer, Family man and member, from aged 17, of the 19th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment who fought so hard at Mametz Wood on the Somme in 1916.

We see him in old age through the eyes of his young grandson, in middle age in a warm and funny story about a miners outing and as a young man caught up in one of the most vicious battles of the Great War, an experience shared by Siegfried Sassoon; written about by Robert Graves in “A Dead Boche” and also by David Jones in his epic poem, “In Parenthesis.”
It is a small part of the story of a far from ordinary man born into the tumultuous events of the first half of the twentieth century as recounted by him to his son and observed, as the generations passed each other, by his grandson, me.
Contents
Introduction
1 - The Cloud Factory
2 - Mametz Wood
3 - A Miners Outing


About the Author
Gareth Jones comes from Glamorgan, South Wales. He has been teaching combinations of History, Drama and Archaeology for over thirty years. He remains intensely proud of his Welsh heritage.





Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mametz-Wood-Three-Stories-Tales-ebook/dp/B00OZHHDKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422171948&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+mametz

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

PUBLISHED ARTICLE - Bretwalda Author Brian Binley writes about "A Spotter’s Guide to Sound Conservative Policies" on ConHome

PUBLISHED ARTICLE - Bretwalda Author Brian Binley writes about "A Spotter’s Guide to Sound Conservative Policies" on ConHome


Brian starts:
Never let it be said that Conservatives lack ideas. The vigour and drive that regularly encourages my fellow MPs to push hard-hitting yet self-evidently beneficial Ten Minute Rule Bills demonstrates that the Right is alive and kicking in Westminster. Then of course there is the example of the sheer two-brainery of colleagues such as Steve Baker and John Redwood. Forget the Labour Opposition’s wind power; being in the Commons can be a daunting prospect, observing on nearby benches such intellectual power plants in full flow.

Read the whole article HERE

http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2014/10/brian-binley-mp-introducing-a-spotters-guide-to-sound-conservative-policies.html

VIDEO - The Battle of Brighton

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - The Science of Bigfoot (Cryptid Casebook Book 9)

For many Bigfoot enthusiasts, science has becomes synonymous with knee-jerk debunking. But to ignore science altogether is to throw the baby out with the bathwater. If Bigfoot is a real flesh-and-blood creature, and not some kind of paranormal apparition, there is ultimately no alternative to approaching the subject in a scientific way. The aim of this ebook is to explain what that means in simple everyday terms. From anatomy and adaptation, through ecology and evolution, to DNA analysis and the laws of physics – here in one small package is everything you need to know about the science of Bigfoot!

Contents
Introduction: The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1: Bigfoot and Science
Chapter 2: Anatomy of Bigfoot
Chapter 3: Ecology of Bigfoot
Chapter 4: Evolution of Bigfoot
Chapter 5: Genetics of Bigfoot
Chapter 6: Physics of Bigfoot
Chapter 7: Bigfoot – Beyond Science?

About the Author
Andrew May is a former professional scientist with an MA from Trinity College Cambridge and a PhD in Astrophysics from Manchester University. He now works as a freelance writer and consultant, based in the South-West of England. He is fascinated by weird, offbeat and paranormal subjects, and has written numerous articles for Fortean Times, UFO Matrix, Edge Science and other magazines. He has also had a peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the Journal of Cryptozoology.

Get your copy HERE




http://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Bigfoot-Cryptid-Casebook-Book-ebook/dp/B00OHZ1558/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421836748&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+science+of+bigfoot

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE - “The Battle of Brighton 1377” New Sussex Book Released Today

PRESS RELEASE - “The Battle of Brighton 1377” New Sussex Book Released Today


A gripping new book about the Battle of Brighton, fought as part of the Hundred Years War in 1377, written by historian Leonard James, has been released today by Bretwalda Books as a printed book and ebook.
The Battle of Northampton, fought in 1460, was the key battle in the early stages of the Wars of the Roses.
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 centre, with part of the battlefield on the open downs near Rottingdean which have changed little since 1377 allowing the course of the fighting to be traced on the ground.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Hundred Years Wars. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle of Brighton and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
Author Leonard James says “I was delighted to write this book as I have long had an interest in the of the Hundred Years War, and like many people remember Brighton fondly from family day trips when I was a kid. By walking the battlefield (the precise site of which I think I have now identified) I was able to gain a unique insight into the course of the action, while handling replica weapons and armour has allowed me to gain new respect for the men who fought here.”

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.
Attached photos show:
1) The Book cover



About the Book
Title:               The Battle of Brighton 1377
Author            Leonard James
ISBN                print               978-1-909698-88-8
                        ebook              978-1-910440-19-3
Publisher       Bretwalda Books
Price               £4.99


Sunday, 18 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Battle of Bannockburn


“The Battle of Bannockburn 1314”
New Scottish Book Released Today

A gripping new book about the Battle of Bannockburn, written by historian Leonard James, has been released today by Bretwalda Books as a printed book and ebook.
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.
With most of Scotland in his hands, Robert Bruce looked set to become undisputed King of Scotland - only the castle at Stirling still held out. But then King Edward II of England came north with perhaps the largest army ever fielded in Scotland by the English. Proud Edward and his army advanced like some unstoppable monster, destroying everything in their path. But Robert Bruce was waiting for them at Bannockburn. The resulting battle would change history.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Wars of Scottish Independence. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle itself and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
Author Leonard James says “I was delighted to write this book as I have long had an interest in medieval warfare. By walking the battlefield I was able to gain a unique insight into the course of the action, while handling replica weapons and armour has allowed me to gain new respect for the men who fought here.”
 
About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.
Attached photos show:
1) The Book cover
2) Scottish Lowland spearman
3) English knight
4) The battlefield looking toward Stirling Castle



About the Book
Title:               The Battle of Bannockburn 1314
Author            Leonard James
ISBN                print               978-1-909698-89-5
                        ebook              978-1-910440-20-9
Publisher       Bretwalda Books
Price               £4.99


Get your copy HERE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Bannockburn-1314-Bretwalda-Battles/dp/190969889X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421652092&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+bannockburn

PRESS RELEASE - “The Battle of Towton 1461” - New North Yorkshire Book Released Today


“The Battle of Towton 1461” -
New North Yorkshire Book Released Today

A gripping new book about the Battle of Towton, written by historian Leonard James, has been released today by Bretwalda Books as a printed book and ebook.
The Battle of Towton, fought in 1461, was the largest battle ever fought in Britain and a key turning point in the Wars of the Roses.
The murderous Wars of the Roses had already seen dukes, earls, lords and thousands of commoners butchered as two branches of the royal family struggled to gain firm control of the crown. The struggle came to a head at Towton, Yorkshire, where Edward Duke of York with 30,000 men faced Henry Duke of Somerset with 35,000. The battle that followed proved to be especially vicious as scores were settled and blood flowed like rivers. The result determined England’s history for a generation.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Wars of the Roses. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle itself and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
Author Leonad James says “I was delighted to write this book as I have long had an interest in the Wars of the Roses, and know Yorkshire well. By walking the battlefield  I was able to gain a unique insight into the course of the action, while handling replica weapons and armour has allowed me to gain new respect for the men who fought here in Yorkshire.”

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.
Attached photos show:
1) The Book cover
2) A War of the Roses knight
3) A War of the Roses archer
4) The Dacre Cross monument on the battlefield
5) The battle in a Victorian engraving.
Additional photos and artworks available on request.


About the Book
Title:               The Battle of Towton 1461
Author            Leonard James
ISBN                print               978-1-909698-90-1
                        ebook              978-1-910440-21-6
Publisher       Bretwalda Books
Price               £4.99

 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

NEW BOOK - Henry VIII - Tudor Serial Killer: His Victims and Their Stories

Henry VIII was a self-centered, psychopath, without conscious or remorse, who did exactly the right thing at the right time for the wrong reasons?
This book by a leading politician looks at the series of political killings carried out by arguably  Britain’s most ruthless and blood-soaked monarch: Henry VIII.
By studying the reasons for the judicial murders of figures such as Thomas More, Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell and a host of other victims, this book seeks to show why it was the Henry indulged in show trials and summary executions in a way that neither his predecessor nor successors did.
Was Henry VIII just a run of the mill ruthless tyrant who disposed of anyone who opposed him, or was there more to it? Was he a psychopath? This book looks at the evidence that he had a psychopathic personality from the outset but which became more marked with his advancing years and ill health. Did Henry’s VIII serious jousting accident in 1536 cause brain damage that lowered his inhibitions and give full reign to an increasingly paranoid and psychopathic personality?
Henry’s break with Rome was in the author’s view inevitable and beneficial, but examines to what extent was his penchant for killing was the result of purely realpolitik considerations or because of his psychopathic personality and declining heath?
This book traces Henry’s career as a killer, explaining what drove him to resort to such actions and whether England became a better or worse place for having had a serial killer as monarch.

Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 Was Henry VIII a psychopath?
Chapter 2 Henry’s Health: Illnesses, Conditions and Injuries
Chapter 3 Like Father Like Son: Judicial Murder
Chapter 4 The Destruction of the Old Nobility: the de la Poles and the Duke of Buckingham
Chapter 5 The Break with Rome
Chapter 6 Bishop John Fisher and Sir Thomas More
Chapter 7 Adultery, Incest and Treason: The Boleyn Case
Chapter 8 Torture and Execution
Chapter 9 Ideological Victims: Martyrs and Heretics
Chapter 10 Casualties of the Suppression of the Monasteries
Chapter 11 Rebellion: The Pilgrimage of Grace
Chapter 12 More Nobility Destroyed: the Poles, the Courtneys, and the Nevilles
Chapter 13 More Treason
Chapter 14 Thomas Cromwell and Others
Chapter 15 Catherine Howard and Others
Chapter 16 Killed With Kindness: Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle
Chapter 17 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Chapter 18 The Ones That Got Away – Almost
Chapter 19 Henry VIII: The Verdict
Chapter 20 Grave Secrets
Appendix I - Henry VIII’s Main Victims in Chronological Order
Appendix II - The Tombs of English Monarchs Already Disturbed
Glossary


About the Author
Gerard Batten is a Member of the European Parliament for London for the UK Independence Party. He was first elected in 2004, re-elected in 2009, and elected for a third term in May 2014.
He was a founder member of the UK Independence Party in 1993, and has served as a Party spokesman on Defence and Security, Immigration, and Home Affairs.
He has written articles and booklets on a wide range of political subjects and has two other books published by Bretwalda Press: Inglorious Revolution (2013), and The Road to Freedom (2014)
Inglorious Revolution was co-authored with Pavel Stroilov and charts how the English Constitution was subverted by Britain’s membership of the European Union.
The Road to Freedom lays out the case for Britain’s unconditional and unilateral withdrawal from the European Union.
This, his latest book, is his first foray into a purely historical subject and was written as light relief from the world of politics (or so he thought at the time of starting it).

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Henry-VIII-Serial-Victims-Stories/dp/1909698954/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421486638&sr=1-2&keywords=bretwalda+henry+serial

Friday, 16 January 2015

NEW BOOK - Conspiracy History: A History of the World for Conspiracy Theorists

NEW BOOK - Conspiracy History: A History of the World for Conspiracy Theorists





Preface by Nick Redfern

JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.

Did the U.S. government fake the 9/11 terror attacks? Was the British establishment behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales? Conspiracy theories like these may be a modern phenomenon, but the basic idea – that world events are controlled by cynically duplicitous schemers – is as old as history. When the heir to the English throne died in 1120, they said it was an accident – but it was an accident from which certain people benefited a great deal. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, it was in response to blatant Polish aggression... which just happened to be the work of Nazi soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms. As Niccolò Machiavelli said 500 years ago, “the end justifies the means”. History is often dismissed as a dull subject, but it leaps into all-too-contemporary life when seen through the eyes of a Conspiracy Theorist! This fast-paced account tells you everything you need to know about the convenient accidents, false flag operations and hidden agendas that have shaped the course of history.

CONTENTS

Preface by Nick Redfern

Chapter 1: A brief introduction to conspiracy theories

Chapter 2: False flag incidents

Chapter 3: They acted alone - or did they?

Chapter 4: Hidden agendas

Chapter 5: Convenient deaths

Chapter 6: Secret identities

Chapter 7: The Illuminati and others

Chapter 8: Rewriting history

Chapter 9: Chronology of Conspiracy

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and consultant.


Get your paperback copy HERE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conspiracy-History-World-Theorists/dp/1909698873/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421429985&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+conspiracy



Thursday, 15 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - Alexander's Macedonians: Weapons, Tactics and Strategy (Warriors of the World Book 3)

NEW EBOOK - Alexander's Macedonians: Weapons, Tactics and Strategy (Warriors of the World Book 3)

Alexander the Great conquered the known world in a whirlwind of military campaigning that lasted just 13 years. Alexander’s genius helped, but he would have got nowhere if it had not been for his formidable army with its immaculate training, revolutionary tactics and novel weapons.
This book takes an exciting new look at warfare during the time of Alexander the Great and his successors. It explains tactics and strategy, looks at weapons and training. The illustrations show the equipment, the text explains how it was used. This book explains the background to the battles and victories of Alexander, showing how those victories were won.
The “Warriors of the Word” series is a continuing series of ebooks looking at fighting men from across the centuries, from the ancient world to the present day.

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alexanders-Macedonians-Weapons-Strategy-Warriors-ebook/dp/B00NT0DQ36/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421305715&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+macedonians

Monday, 12 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - Bigfoot in Indiana

NEW EBOOK - Bigfoot in Indiana

The gigantic upright ape known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch is not usually associated with Indiana with its spreading farm fields and large towns, but there have been a surprisingly large number of sightings in that prairie state.

Take this example, among many others:
In August 2007 a farmer was sitting on his porch when he heard noises coming from his apple orchard. He went to investigate and found himself face to face with a Bigfoot at a range of just 30 feet. The Bigfoot was about 7 feet tall, covered in black fur and had a head sitting on its broad shoulders with not much sign of a neck. The legs were thick and the arms muscular. It looked as if it had been interrupted while reaching up into a tree - presumably to pick apples. The Bigfoot gave a growl and ran forwards toward the man for two or three strides. Then it stopped again before turning and fleeing.

In this book cryptid expert Larry Jaffer reviews the evidence for this mysterious beast and comes to some surprising conclusions.

He also looks at the highly controversial cases that link Bigfoot to UFOs. These joint sightings are routinely ignored, denounced or argued over by Bigfoot researchers who seek to prove that the Bigfoot is a real flesh and blood animal just like a bear or a cougar. While Larry Jaffer also holds this view, he believes the problem cannot be ignored and uses the results of his own investigations into a number of UFO sightings to come up with what he believes is a credible solution to the controversial problem.

Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has been given. This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.


CONTENTS
Introduction - The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1 - Bigfoot
Chapter 2 - Evidence for Bigfoot in Indiana
Chapter 3 - The Science of Bigfoot in Indiana
Chapter 4 - Conclusions about Bigfoot in Indiana
Appendix - A note on nomenclature



About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up ion the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bigfoot-Indiana-Cryptid-Casebook-Book-ebook/dp/B00NS2T1AW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421133157&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+bigfoot+indiana

NEW EBOOK - Nittaewo - the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka

NEW EBOOK - Nittaewo - the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka



In 1984 a Dutch scientist walking through forests in Sri Lanka saw a pair of short human-like creatures covered all over in dense fur - the Nittaewo. But does the animal really exist?

Since at least 300bc visitors to Sri Lanka have been reporting sightings of an “ape-man”, a creature that looks like an ape but which walks upright like a human. The descriptions of the beast have been consistent - 4 feet tall, muscular shoulders, body hair and a human voice. But scientists have dismissed the creature as a fantasy based on folklore and myth. A lack of hard evidence undermined the case for the Nittaewo. Then in 2004 startling new evidence came to light and the case for the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka has had to be seriously reviewed.

In this book cryptid expert Larry Jaffer reviews the evidence for this mysterious beast and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has beenfound. This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.



CONTENTS
Introduction - The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1 - Evidence for the Nittaewo
Chapter 2 - Supporting Evidence from Flores
Chapter 3 - Conclusions about Nittaewo
Appendix - A note on nomenclature
Appendix B - Credits




About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up in the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nittaewo-Ape-Man-Lanka-Cryptid-Casebook-ebook/dp/B00NQXRORA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421069919&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+nittaewo

Sunday, 11 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - The Discerning Gentleman's Guidebook to Britain's American Colonies - the 1770s Edition





The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book to North America as it was during Revolutionary Times. Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book tells the modern reader everything they would need to know when visiting North America 250 years ago.
Written as if it were a guide book to be used by a visiting European, and illustrated, this book is the essential guidebook to Revolutionary America.
Satisfied user Charles James Fox says “A gentleman is taught never to run. He might make an exception when pursued by a band of Cree warriors after his scalp. And why should you be wary of accepting an invitation to a tea party in Boston, why might you want to find some fur; why are the rebel colonies rebelling; why should you watch your watch when you meet George Washington, and just what is the correct etiquette for using a dessert spoon in a log cabin? The essential visitor’s guide.”
So this handbook is part survival guide, part tome to assist in cultural acclimatisation, part aide-memoire to help manage expectations in what remains a frontier land.
The book contains added War of 1812 bicentenary flavouring and is being launched to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner”.

CONTENTS
Foreword by Charles James Fox
An Introduction for Tourists
Chapter 1 - Planning Your Visit
Chapter 2 - The Politics of Revolt
Chapter 3 - Information for Business Visitors
Chapter 4 - Culture and Social Mores
Chapter 5 - The Revolution at a Glance
Chapter 6 - Meet and Greet
Chapter 7 - Where to Visit
Appendix 1 - Pocket Timeline
Appendix 2 - A Word Before You Leave
Appendix 3 - Acknowledgements and Further Study
About the Author

About the Author
Dr Lee Rotherham is an historian with two postgraduate degrees on Québec. His survival skills were honed by idly wandering around Montréal during its worst winter on record. An army reservist, it’s thus appropriate that from his dealings with the Canadian Armed Forces he is a Member of the Order of Good Cheer/L’Ordre du Bon Temps. This is a Nova Scotia fraternity, originally set up by Samuel de Champlain, which commemorates the terrible winters of the first colonists and the social environment that got them through it. With beer, his accent betrays an alarming French Canadian twang.

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

NEW BOOK - The Battle of Crug Mawr (Cardigan) 1136

NEW BOOK - The Battle of Crug Mawr (Cardigan) 1136





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.

A Welsh revolt against Norman rule had begun in south Wales, where on 1 January 1136 the Welsh won a victory over the local Norman forces at the Battle of Llwchwr between Loughor and Swansea. This led to an invasion by the forces of Gwynedd, led by Owain Gwynedd and Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd, sons of the king of Gwynedd, Gruffydd ap Cynan. They captured a number of castles in northern Ceredigion and made an alliance with Gruffydd ap Rhys of Deheubarth. The combined forces headed for Cardigan. There they met the combined forces of all the Normans in South Wales.

Fought just east of the town of Ceredigion (Cardigan) on the slopes of the Crug Mawr hill this battle was hard fought and decisive.

This book explains the background to the battle, looks at the forces involved and follows the course of the fighting.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Crug-Cardigan-Bretwalda-Battles/dp/1909698911/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420878747&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+crug+mawr

Friday, 9 January 2015

NEW BOOK - The Battle of Bannockburn 1314

NEW BOOK - The Battle of Bannockburn 1314
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.
With most of Scotland in his hands, Robert Bruce looked set to become undisputed King of Scotland - only the castle at Stirling still held out. But then King Edward II of England came north with perhaps the largest army ever fielded in Scotland by the English. Proud Edward and his army advanced like some unstoppable monster, destroying everything in their path. But Robert Bruce was waiting for them at Bannockburn. The resulting battle would change history.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Wars of Scottish Independence. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle itself and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
The “Bretwalda Battles” series has been running with increasing success as printed books and as ebooks for five years.


Contents
Chapter 1 The Scottish Wars of Independence
Chapter 2 Leaders at Bannockburn
Chapter 3 Men, Weapons and Tactics
Chapter 4 The Battle of Bannockburn First Day
Chapter 5 The Battle of Bannockburn Second Day
Chapter 6 Aftermath

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.

Get your copy HERE
(also available as an ebook)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Bannockburn-1314-Bretwalda-Battles/dp/190969889X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420796239&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+bannockburn

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

VIDEO - Interview with author Maria Caulfield about her book "The Battle of Lewes"

VIDEO - Interview with author Maria Caulfield about her book "The Battle of Lewes"
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Also available as an ebook. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Lewes-1264-Bretwalda-Battles/dp/1909698962/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420651231&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+lewes

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - Nittaewo - the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka (Cryptid Casebook Book 7)

NEW EBOOK - Nittaewo - the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka (Cryptid Casebook Book 7)

In 1984 a Dutch scientist walking through forests in Sri Lanka saw a pair of short human-like creatures covered all over in dense fur - the Nittaewo. But does the animal really exist?

Since at least 300bc visitors to Sri Lanka have been reporting sightings of an “ape-man”, a creature that looks like an ape but which walks upright like a human. The descriptions of the beast have been consistent - 4 feet tall, muscular shoulders, body hair and a human voice. But scientists have dismissed the creature as a fantasy based on folklore and myth. A lack of hard evidence undermined the case for the Nittaewo. Then in 2004 startling new evidence came to light and the case for the Ape-Man of Sri Lanka has had to be seriously reviewed.

In this book cryptid expert Larry Jaffer reviews the evidence for this mysterious beast and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has beenfound. This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.



CONTENTS
Introduction - The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1 - Evidence for the Nittaewo
Chapter 2 - Supporting Evidence from Flores
Chapter 3 - Conclusions about Nittaewo
Appendix - A note on nomenclature
Appendix B - Credits




About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up in the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

VIDEO - The Spanish Army in the Peninsular War

VIDEO - The Spanish Army in the Peninsular War

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The Spanish Army was the first to stop Napoleon’s veterans in open battle - crushing a French army at the Battle of Bailen in July 1808 and forcing the survivors to surrender. Despite this the Spanish Army has had something of a poor reputation among English-speaking historians, due in part to the reluctance of some Spanish generals to co-operate with Wellington’s army in the Peninsula. This ebook explains why this reputation was partly deserved, but mostly not.

This book takes an exciting new look at the Spanish Army between 1807 and 1814. It explains tactics and strategy, looks at weapons and training. Biographies of the leading commanders are included. There is a chapter on the Guerrillas. The illustrations show the equipment, the text explains how it was used.

The “Warriors of the Word” series is a continuing series of ebooks looking at fighting men from across the centuries, from the ancient world to the present day.


Contents
Chapter 1 - The Spanish Army
Chapter 2 - Spanish Organisation & Uniforms
Chapter 3 - The Guerrillas
Chapter 4 - Spanish Commanders
Chapter 5 - Weapons, Soldiers and Tactics


About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spanish-Army-Peninsular-War-Strategy-ebook/dp/B00PIOSOOC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420362927&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Spanish+Army+in+the+Peninsular+War

Friday, 2 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - The Battle of Yeovil 1642

NEW EBOOK - The Battle of Yeovil 1642

The Somerset town of Yeovil is today a busy bustling and prosperous place. Back in 1642 it was smaller, but was still prosperous enough to attract the attentions of both Roundhead and Cavalier armies eager to raise money and men for their sides. It became a focus for a battle fought as part of the English Civil War between Royalist Cavaliers loyal to King Charles I and Parliamentarian Roundheads.
The battle fought here was one of the very first clashes of the English Civil War, taking place just days after King Charles raised the Royal Standard and summoned all loyal Englishmen to his army. Both sides fielded forces that were relatively untrained and very inexperienced, but they were keen to get to grips with the enemy, so the battle was fought with a ferocity not seen in England for a century and a half.
This book brings an exciting new look to the English Civil War. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle itself and the men who fought there. There are analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with explanation of how it relates to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
The “Bretwalda Battles” series has been running with increasing success as printed books and as ebooks for five years.

Contents
Chapter 1 - Yeovil
Chapter 2 - the English Civil War
Chapter 3 - Cavalry in the Civil War
Chapter 4 - The Commanders at Yeovil
Chapter 5 - The Battle of Yeovil
Chapter 6 - Aftermath
Chapter 7 - The Battlefield Today
Acknowledgements

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Yeovil-1642-Bretwalda-Battles-ebook/dp/B00PQYUB0O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420270232&sr=1-1&keywords=battle+of+yeovil