Peasants' Revolting Crimes (Paperback)
作者: Terry Deary 
出版日期: 2019/12/27
尺寸: 234x156x17mm
重量: 0.36 kg
ISBN-10: 1526745577
ISBN-13: 9781526745576
書城編號: 1608191

原價: HK$200.00
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Popular history writer Terry Deary takes us on a lighthearted and often humorous romp through the centuries with Mr & Mrs Peasant, recounting foul and dastardly deeds committed by the underclasses, as well as the punishments meted out by those on the 'right side' of the law.

Discover tales of arsonists and axe-wielders, grave robbers and garroters, poisoners and prostitutes. Delve into the dark histories of beggars, swindlers, forgers, sheep rustlers and a whole host of other felons from the lower ranks of society who have veered off the straight and narrow. There are stories of highwaymen and hooligans, violent gangs, clashing clans and the witch trials that shocked a nation. Learn too about the impoverished workers who raised a riot opposing crippling taxes and draconian laws, as well as the strikers and machine-smashers who thumped out their grievances against new technologies that threatened their livelihoods.

Britain has never been short of those who have been prepared to flout the law of the land for the common good, or for their own despicable purposes. The upper classes have lorded and hoarded their wealth for centuries of British history, often to the disadvantage of the impoverished. Frustration in the face of this has resulted in revolt. Read all about it here

This entertaining book is packed full of revolting acts and acts of revolt, revealing how ordinary folk - from nasty Normans to present-day lawbreakers - have left an extraordinary trail of criminality behind them. The often gruesome penalties exacted in retribution reveal a great deal about some of the most fascinating eras of British history.

Terry Deary 作者作品表

Horrible Christmas 2020 (paperback)
Peasants' Revolting Lives (Paperback)
All at Sea (Paperback)
Peasants' Revolting Crimes (Paperback)
Horrible Christmas (2019) (Paperback)
Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book (Paperback)
Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld 2: Fire Flight (Paperback)
Classes in Kidnapping / Safecracking for Students (2 books i (Paperback)
Unlikely Spy (Paperback)
Rotten Romans and Cut-throat Celts (Paperback)
Horrible Handbook (Paperback)
Savage Screenplay (Paperback)
Horribly Hilarious Joke Book (Paperback)
Horrible Histories: The USA (Paperback)
Burglary for Beginners / Robbery for Rascals (2 books in 1) (Paperback)
Horrible History Of The World (paperback)
Rotten Rulers (Paperback)
Rowdy Revolutions (Paperback)
Terrible Trenches Field Book (Hardcover)
Horrible Christmas (Paperback)

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