In this heartwarming, often amusing and sometimes heartbreakingly sad book, Anton Rippon has gathered together stories from people all over the country that reveal the strange, incredible and downright funny things that happened to them between 1939 and 1945.
This book is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories of debauchery and titillation from Ancient history to the twentieth century. In it, you'll find a huge range of well-known figures, from the Borgias to various kings and queens, Popes and priests, Presidents and Prime Ministers, doctors, lawyers, saints and philosophers.
A grisly and gruesome guide to history’s most shocking and macabre moments. This is a fascinating account of terror, torture and power in all its repulsive guises... the most gut-spilling history book you'll read this year.
History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.
Lost London is the story of the city as told through the buildings, parks and palaces that are no longer with us. From bull rings to ice fairs, plague pits to molly houses, this is a fascinating journey through London's forgotten past, unearthing the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets as well as shining a light in the city's darkest corners.
Lively, exciting, full of great stories and humorous asides, this book looks at the key events in British history, covering all the important dates, people and events. Each subject is presented in short, self-contained 'articles', designed to be dipped into on the readers whim. Concise and authoritative, Remember, Remember makes history interesting and accessible for everyone once again.
Allowing you to uncover the woman behind the 'Iron Lady' image, Iron Lady: The Thatcher Years takes a thorough yet lighthearted look at the life and times of Britain's longest-serving twentieth-century prime minister.
Presented in an accessible, chronological format, Divorced, Beheaded, Died. . . will fill many gaps in your history knowledge, together with some fascinating and amusing facts that are guaranteed to entertain any history enthusiast.
Travel back through time to learn about the invasions of Britain, the Renaissance, the American, French and Russian Revolutions, World Wars I and II and the Cold War... and everything else you forgot from your school history lessons.
A lighthearted guide that reveals the many myths, fabrications and ambiguities found in the annals of world history. Written with wit and fascinating insight, and covering numerous subjects - from royalty to religion, saints to statesmen, inventors and explorers, and the lives of famous characters throughout history - this book is guaranteed to astonish and inform, amuse and entertain.
Entertaining but authoritative, Bad History debunks a wealth of historical errors, accidental or deliberate. In doing so, it exposes many falsehoods that have wrongly - and sometimes dangerously - influenced our understanding of the world's history.
This book will span the early civilizations of man, from the plains of Mesopotamia and the Indus Empire, right through to the modern day. The numbers, statistics and figures will dictate the topic of each entry, shining a light on each subject, whether it's the development of early writing in China or the number of Brodie helmets issued in World War One.