The Appalling Victorians by Catrin Stevens
  

Synopsis

The Appalling Victorians by Catrin Stevens

The Victorians as they've never been seen before! History with a twist! The Appalling Victorians is the latest title in the popular and original Wicked Wales series. The book will amuse and inform combining factual accuracy and wicked humour. Do you know: why Queen Victoria wore black all the time and always looked so miserable? why villagers in Wales used a horse's skull to entertain their neighbours? why schools in Wales were so very ych-a-fi? You'll find the answers - and much, much more - in The Appalling Victorians. Learn about desperate disasters, scurrilous sandals and rip-roaring riots. Meet larger-than-life characters: quarrelsome quarry owners, irksome ironmasters, saintly strikers, riotous rebels, and crafty crooks. Find out about their colourful crimes and painful punishments.

About the Author

Catrin Stevens is a prolific author, having written many books for both adults and children. She is also a recognised authority on Welsh history, traits and traditions, having worked at St Fagans National History Museum, and also as a History Lecturer in Trinity College, Carmarthen. She lives in Loughor, near Swansea.

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Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Catrin Stevens
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Publisher

Pont Books an imprint of Gomer Press

Publication date

19th August 2013

ISBN

9781848517400


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