- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 19957 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Non Fiction; New Edition edition (3 May 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00872J3TC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #252,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: London Kindle Edition
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To really get a fair and honest picture of the past you need a book that will tell you all the good AND the bad things about a piece of history. But..
Beware of the 'disclaimer', the 'HORRIBLE HISTORY' warning:-
'This is NOT the book to give you a fair and honest picture of London!
This book will only tell you the horrible bits of London's history - about the bad, not the brave; the horrible, not the happy; the dreadful, disgusting and dirty, not the dear, drippy and delightful.'
Loathsome London dishes the dirt on life in the capital - the lies, the legends and all the lousy details, from the rotten Roman rulers to the plague-ridden peasants.
Want to know:-
what caused the Great Stink of 1858?
why the flying dustmen were feared?
who ate a tosher for tea?
History has never been so horrible!'
127 packed pages, split over 14 chapters:-
Ancient London timeline
Middle Ages London timeline
Awful for animals
Terrible Tudor and slimy Stuarts timeline
Cool for criminals
The Loathsome London quiz
Modern London timeline
London's lousy jobs
Terrible for tots to teens
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written in various fonts with humorous black and white illustrations/cartoons throughout, which are sure to draw the most reluctant eye!
One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish.
the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved.
Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
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