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English History: Strange but True, Paperback / softback Book

English History: Strange but True Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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.


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