The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) Paperback – 7 May 2007
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'First you feel a little poorly,
Then you start to swell, (Raspberry)
Then you start to spit some blood,
And then you really smell(Pong),
And then you know it's time
To ring your funeral bell(Dong),
And then along comes Mr Death,
Who takes you off to...where. (Gone).'
And, for the book of the same name...The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) [Illustrated] (currently amalgamated under the Amazon indexing system).
'The Measly Middle Ages tells you what life was really like in...days of old when knights were bold, women wore tall pointy hats and the peasants were revolting.'
Want to know:
* A genuine jester's joke?
* Why chickens had their bottoms shaved?
* What ten-year-old treacle was used for?
Read on for some gruesome games, revolting recipes and fantastic facts. Find out about miserable Medieval monks, the dreaded Black Death and schools that 'really' knew how to make children suffer.
History with the nasty bits left in!
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 136 pages, split over chapters:
2. Nasty Normans
3. Feudal fellows
4. Dreadful disease
5. Nutty knights
6. Awful Angevins
7. Foul food
8. Lousy Lancastrians
9. Woeful women
10. Cheerless children
11. Middle Ages mind-benders
12. Rotten religion
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour, in a variety of types, and superb illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
Measly Middle Ages is part of a series of Horrible Histories which teaches history in a interesting, fun, and humorous way. All of these books have great titles like Rotten Romans, Awesome Egyptians, Groovy Greeks, and Vicious Vikings. A copy of these books should be in every local school library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this was from the tv series so had to 're order but my granddaughter loves itPublished 9 months ago by d lopez
My eight year old son absolutely loves this - full of disgusting facts and interesting historical stories as well.Published 19 months ago by susan
Having bought my grandson this DVD for part of his birthday parcel, he plays it over and over again many times, so it's goodPublished 24 months ago by David R
Very good. I love horrible histories. Fun facts for adults as well as children. Recommended to anyone. Reasonably priced tooPublished on 29 Jan. 2014 by amy hill
I was obviously confused when I read the other reviews, thinking they were for the DVD. Apparently they were for books? Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2013 by S. K. Parkes
absolute waste of money and time. I wish I hadn't wasted my time and money on this mediocre dvd. how can some lie about this and give excellent comments?Measly Middle Ages [DVD]Published on 11 Sept. 2012 by Philip Konings
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