Did you know that Elizabeth I drank beer and wine for breakfast?
If you thought that Henry VIII was a difficult monarch - think again! His tantrum-throwing daughter Elizabeth I was just as wild! Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what life under the world's worst-tempered queen was REALLY like ...
Bob has written/co-written fifteen of the eighteen 'What They Don't Tell You About' series and always produces interesting text and lively, humorous illustrations. He is the author of 'Who's Who in British History' and 'Who's Who in Science and Technology', as well as the four 'Who? What? When?' books; 'Tudors', 'Victorians', 'World War I' and 'World War II'.
A fun, quirly approach with fascinating facts, spoof tests and cartoon-style illustrations throughout
Humorous but highly informative
A wonderful series of books ... There is always more to Bob Fowkes' books than meets the eye
They provide a 'way in' for less confident readers and whet the appetite of history-phobes.
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