English History: Strange but True

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ITEM CODE: 22212
4/5
An entertaining romp through history in bite-size chunks. Hundreds of little-known facts, curious anecdotes and bizarre-but-true tales for an alternative, potted history of the cou...
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An entertaining romp through history in bite-size chunks. Hundreds of little-known facts, curious anecdotes and bizarre-but-true tales for an alternative, potted history of the countries of mainland Britain. English History: did you know that the Sumptuary Laws of 1363 forbade merchants from wearing shoes with points longer than 6½”? Or that Henry VII prized the preserved leg of St George amongst his most precious possessions? Or heard that the Georgian populace were in awe of a sagacious, fortune-telling pig in 1795? All this and more!
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Paperback, 190 pages, 70 black and white illustrations
20 x 13cm
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Overall product rating 4/5
16 August 2019
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Delightful page turner. Although humerous, the reader still gets the flavour of events and the period in which they occurred. Unkown History in nice bite size chunks. There is definitely a place for history presented in this manner.