English History

English History

Strange but True

eBook - 2014
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Hundreds of incredible true facts and anecdotes from England's amazing history. Did you know that Mary Queen of Scots was a mighty 5' 11" tall? Her cousin Elizabeth I, by contrast, was a miniscule 5' 4". Even with the heaviest bows, an English archer could fire six arrows a minute -- or up to 54,000 arrows a minute at Agincourt. Charles I was once dug up by George III's doctor; the medical man kept a piece of Charles's spine and beard as a souvenir. 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, surprise, and delight readers everywhere.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780750954976
Branch Call Number: 941. Sm
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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