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The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible History)
The Measly Middle Ages - Horrible History Author:Terry Deary From book cover — The Measly Middle Ages tells you what life was like in days of old when knights were bold, women wore tall pointy hats and the peasants were revolting. — Want to know: a jester's joke? — Why chickens had their bottoms shaved? — What 10 year old treacle was used for? — Read for some gruesome games, revolting recipes and fantastic fac... more »ts. Find out about medieval monks, the dreaded Black Death and schools that really knew how to make children suffer.« less
As with other books in the Horrible Histories collection, 'The Measly Middle Ages' manages to make history fun in a rather unorthodox fashion. Full of illustrations and puns, it manages to tell some of the more gruesome stories of the middle ages without going too far.
Christians should be warned, the medieval church is spoken of with the same flippancy as Greek and Roman mythology.