Set of 3 Strange but True Histories

£28.50
ITEM CODE: 22214
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Entertaining romps through national history in bite-size chunks. Hundreds of little-known facts, curious anecdotes and bizarre-but-true tales for an alternative, potted history of ...
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Entertaining romps through national 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: did you know that the Sumptuary Laws of 1363 forbade merchants from wearing shoes with points longer than 6½”? Or heard that the Georgian populace were in awe of a sagacious, fortune-telling pig in 1795? Welsh:did you know that 18th century nobleman Sir John Pryce of Newtown Hall kept the embalmed bodies of his first two wives on either side of his bed, only removing them at the insistence of his third wife? That Ronald Rhys from the Vale of Neath reported an alien abduction in 1856? Scottish: did you know that an ancient Scots law says that the head of any dead whale found on the Scottish coast automatically becomes the property of the King and the tail the property of the Queen? Or that Scottish Highlanders were sometimes called ‘Irish’ by Lowlanders right up to the 19th century?
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All paperbacks, 90-191 pages, 41-70 black and white illustrations
20 x 13cm
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Overall product rating 4/5
27 December 2018
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These books were gifts, the recipients were all pleased with their particular book and will swap the books with each other when finished theirs. They reported the books are fascinating and so far a good read.. they are still dipping into them