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on 22 October 2007
...the people who lived in these riotous times.
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:

1. Timeline
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.
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on 6 June 2011
i love history and this book made the subject even more exicting! it's nice and small so you can read it in a day or two, it has lots of fun facts, recipes and quizes.
please see all my reviews!
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