There are some moments in history that steal news headlines and are remembered through the ages. But what about the forgotten intrigues and everyday oddities that have shaped our world?
Transcending time periods and time zones, the Book of Weird History collates the strangest facts, stories and creations of all time. Tour memorable societies and meet eccentric characters, learning how their lives and lifestyles impacted the world as we know it.
Includes the following eye-catching stories:
- Safety coffins guarded the Victorian undead
- Death dealt by exploding rodents
- London’s serial pin-pricking pervert attacks 50
- Hijacking hustler parachutes to safety
- First vending machine for holy water
- Medieval barbers moonlighted as dentists
- Dr Seuss books banned under Mao
Fun and accessible, Book of Weird History will capture the imagination and give you a history lesson you won’t forget.