Thomas Crapper, Corsets and Cruel Britannia A Seedy History of the Vexing Victorians! by Peter Hepplewhite


Thomas Crapper, Corsets and Cruel Britannia A Seedy History of the Vexing Victorians! by Peter Hepplewhite

Welcome to the incredible Industrial Revolution! Grab a pie, peruse the past with us and discover all there is to know about the Victorians: from pioneering plumbing and constricting corsets to choking chimneys. Why were pea-soupers perilous? Why were Victorian streets teeming with turds? Who spent their childhood up chimneys? Dig into this diary of days gone by and find the answers to these valuable Victorian questions and many more...


This kind of approach to history has become hugely popular in recent years and children respond well to this way of learning, even those who may formerly have found history boring Parents In Touch

About the Author

Peter Hepplewhite

Peter Hepplewhite is an ex history teacher who is an education officer at Tyne and Wear Archive Services. He co-wrote Horrible Histories: Awesome Egyptians with Terry Deary and has written non-fiction titles for Wayland, Hodder and Hamlyn. He wrote two of the books in the series A World in Flames, about World War II for Macmillan.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

8th September 2016



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