... These days, there’s a different illustration of Guy Fawkes with a barrel of gunpowder on his shoulder on the front (all of the books seem to have been re-released with new covers in the last few years, and Amazon now price it at £4.09) but I rather like the original - my copy shows a wide-eyed ... Read review
This history book describes the more gruesome side of the Stuart period. It tells why some ... more
Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands, and who wore fish on their feet. Facts about the revolting Roundheads and ghastly Guy Fawkes are given. History with the nasty bits left in. The slimy Stuarts tells you the foul, funny and fascinating facts about life for everone in Stuart Times, from gibbering James I to suffering schoolchildren and cunning criminals.
very young-reader friendly, great illustrations, lots of detail
none that I can see
"...can’t say for definite whether the history syllabus the same now as it was when I was at school but I do remember that the bits of the Stuart era that my history lessons covered were basically, “Gunpowder Plot, Roundheads, Cavaliers, the Oliver Cromwell years, Great Plague, Great Fire of London” - when you think that the Stuart era actually accounts for 111 years of history and the reigns of seven different kings and queens, I can’t help feeling that ..."
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