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4.0 out of 5 stars 'The Villainous Victorians lets you in on the darkest secrets of Queen Victoria's Britain ...', 22 Mar 2007
This review is from: Villainous Victorians (Horrible Histories) (Paperback)
...from hard-living criminal kids to harder-hearted toffs who were criminally cruel.

In the dark days of Queen Victoria, who were the 'real' villains? The poor, pilfering people of the slums? Or the mean, miserly men in their massive mansions? And how would YOU have got on in those terrible times?

Teachers may tell you Victoria's Britain was an exciting place......but it was a time of cruelty and wickedness.
What you need is a book that tells you the other side of the story - the `villainous' Victorians .............
Read on for prisoners, poisoners and Peelers and some devious dodges for making money that you SHOULDN'T try.
Find out about the famous and the forgotten Victorians, then discover who tops the charts as the biggest villain of them all!
History has never been so horrible!'

A witty, colourful cover opens to 127 pages, split over chapters:

1. Terrible timeline 1830s-1840s
2. Cruel criminals
3. Cruel to kids
4. Hanging around
5. Terrible timeline 1850s - 1860s
6. Mr Peel's pained police
7. Wicked for women
8. Foul fun
9. Terrible timeline 1870s - 1890s
10. Talk like a villainous Victorian
11. Criminal cures
12. Test your teacher
13. Top ten villainous Victorians

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.
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2013 20:55:59 GMT
JJA Kiefte says:
Hi,

Could you please tell me if this book is very much different from The Vile Victorians?

Thanks in advance,

Joost
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