English History: Strange but True Paperback
Under the Sumptuary Laws of 1363, merchants were forbidden to wear pointy shoes in excess of 61/2in in length. One of Henry VII's most prized possessions was the preserved leg of St George, a gift from Louis XII of France. In February 1789, George III pursued a best-selling lady novelist in a high-speed chase through Kew Gardens. This book contains hundreds of `strange but true' facts and anecdotes about English history.
Arranged into a miniature history of England, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will interest and delight readers everywhere.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 50 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2017
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780750983648