The Smashing Saxons
tells you the terrible truth about the pillaging people who bashed the Brits but got nobbled by the Normans.....
No baked beans, no chocolate, no chips. Would you really liked to have lived in those days?
Like most other ages in horrible history a lot might depend on whether you were a rich noble or a pathetic peasant.....for example.....'
Read on for foul facts on cut-throat kings, disgusting diseases and ghastly graves.
Find out how to make like a monk with silent signals, be the judge in a Saxon criminal court, and solve 1000-year-old riddles.
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 128 pages, split over 14 chapters:-
* The Saxon start
* Superstitious Saxons
* Awesome Arthur
* Naughty nuns and mischievous monks
* Saxon skills
* Awful Offa, Alf and Ath
* Woeful for women
* Saxon scoffers
* Curious cures
* Ethelred the Ready for Beddy
* Saxon crime and punishment
* Vile verse
* Pester your parents
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour, in a variety of fonts, and superb illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
'History with the nasty bits left in!'