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The Gorgeous Georgians (Horrible Histories) Paperback – 20 Feb 1998
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In a world where the boys wore make-up and highwaymen ruled the roads, Terry Deary has uncovered some of the horrible truths about the Gorgeous Georgians in this riotous addition to the Horrible Histories range.
In this, another howling success for the series, famous villains like Rob Roy, Dick Turpin and Blackbeard, who all became folk heroes over time, are given the once-over by the sharp-penned Deary as he tells the truth about their lives of crime, leaving little doubt as to what they were really up to when they were on the run.
From poor hygiene and terrible food to a country overrun with body snatchers and thief-takers, the poor old Georgians didn't stand much of a chance in a country run by unsuitable politicians and less than stable monarchs, and Gorgeous Georgians wastes no time in taking a stab at this seedy side of Georgian life. --Susan Harrison
Top Customer Reviews
Find out about lords & ladies with a personal hygiene problem, outrageous outlaws & pitiful peasants.
...The posh Georgians in Britain sent people to 'Parliament' to argue with the king...King George I didn't do a lot of arguing with his Parliament because he hardly spoke any English.
He gave a lot of presents and power to the Whigs and they ruled the country for him.
The Tories hated George I - they only supported him because they thought he was better than the Catholic James Stuart.
Even the Whigs didn't like him much!
Parliament now had power!
There were more Lords' sons in the House of Commons than any other group...
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 129 pages, split over chapters:
2. Gorgeous Georgians
3. Gorging Georgians
4. Top of the class
5. Gruesome Georgians
6. Bodies for sale
7. Quaint quack doctors
8. Gory Georgian fun and games
9. Wacky Georgian words
10. Rotten revolutions
11. Test your teacher
with an introduction & an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour in a variety of type styles, interspersed with 'Did you know' facts, 'ask your teacher' or 'pester your parent' questions, the odd quiz...along with all sorts of snippets...even a recipe for 'Strawberry Fritters'!
So what would a Georgian doctor do with a pelican?
Can you spot the 'odd one out' in the rather odd 'Georgian Crazy Cures' test?
Super black & white illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
please see all my reviews!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all of this series and this book was no different. If you're a fan too then you'll love this.Published on 21 Aug. 2011 by musicmad
Horrible Histories is a collection of books written by the wonderful author known as Terry Deary, with illustrations provided by Martin Brown . Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2009 by T. Wahaid