History with the nasty bits left in The Mad Miscellany serves up all the
dreadful details of horrible history you'll ever need to know - from rotten
Roman graffiti to terrible teacher tortures and rude royal nicknames, the
foul facts are all inside. Want to know: the crushing details about
execution by elephant? how to soften your skin Georgian-style - using the
skins of puppies? who's idea of a top treat was mashed deer tongues?
Whether you're desperate to discover which famous rulers were left-handed,
raring to read about the top ten dogs of all time, or just aching to ask
about assassinating apes, then this book is for you. History has never been
so horrible!

Terry Deary, Martin Brown—The Mad Miscellany

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