The Villainous Victorians

The Villainous Victorians Villainous Victorians lets you in on the darkest secrets of Queen Victoria s Britain from hard living criminal kids to harder hearted toffs who were criminally cruel

  • Title: The Villainous Victorians
  • Author: Terry Deary MartinBrown
  • ISBN: 9780439977401
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Villainous Victorians lets you in on the darkest secrets of Queen Victoria s Britain from hard living criminal kids to harder hearted toffs who were criminally cruel.

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    1. Wow this book opens my eye about the true condition during Victorian era. I never know that:1. Charles Dickens was one of the people who responsible to stop public hanging in Britain.2. The police force in Britain was created during this time and they had a lot of nicknames such as Peelers, Blue Devils and Crushers3. The condition during this era was horrible! People lived in starvation, slums and everything is bad and evil.4. Queen Victoria was listed as the evil person in this book during this [...]

    2. Facts about Victorian “villains.”This is the only book in this series that I have read (which I picked up after seeing one of the TV programmes). I found it very weak. It was badly written, badly laid out and some of the “facts” appeared to be more like opinions. The “rants” about the ‘real villains’ (rich people?) were lame. I can only assume that I’m not the target group (in terms of age, etc.).I’m not sure about the other books in the series, but this is one to avoid.

    3. Great fun for children.blurb - It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Why burglars were scared of bogies? Which poet said he ate an ape? How a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle? Discover all the foul facts about the Villainous Victorians - all the gore and more!

    4. I like that these books help make history accessible to younger readers. The comics help make things memorable, which is part of why I love seeing humour used in educational resources. I also like the "famous vs forgotten" parts of the book, showing people who were ironically made famous by their horrible actions but people who were forgotten for doing things well.There are some things I'm not fond of, however. I'm not fond of including jokes about different demographics (fat jokes, for example) [...]

    5. Not as interesting as the Vile Victorians, but I've got to admire Deary's commitment to educating the youth about class oppression.

    6. Thought this book was really cute. Books like these are what really got me into history/historical fiction as a kid, so this is an awesome concept for a series!

    7. I have been hoping fervently to read the Horrible Histories series since my lecturer mentioned about his grandchild enjoying the show. You know the times when you have high expectation for something because somebody you respect loves it but when you get your hands on it you are so terribly disappointed you almost swear not to trust that particular somebody’s taste anymore? Well, this was not one of those unfortunate experiences. I finished this one in one go (it had been so long since I pushed [...]

    8. Review first posted on BookLikes: brokentuneoklikes/post/I know I am not the target audience but I absolutely adore Horrible Histories the tv series and was utterly devastated when it finished. Fortunately, most episodes can be found on YouTube. Yay!Anyways, as a fan, I thought I'd pick up this installment about the Victorians. True to its Horrible Histories roots it features a lot about crime and punishment but somehow focuses on the punishment of children rather than crime and punishment in ge [...]

    9. most history books tell you about the famous and the fortunate -there are a few thousand of them. But most history books dont tell you about the forgotten and the failures. There are millions of them. we can learn just as much from the failures as we can from the famous! In this book , there are some of the famous fortunate along with the forgotten failures because it takes both to make real history.

    10. the book features people who took advantage of others and the ones who suffered as a consequence. The target audience is school children, so they also gear things towards that, like about school and so forth. One ironic thing I learned is that the Nobel Peace Prize is named after the person who invented dynamite. Hmm, wonder if he is trying to make amends.

    11. I guess one just can't give anything less than a maximum vote to any of the Horrible Histories books (it was actually among the Victorian era laws to like these books, else you would be hanged for not having a sense of humor). I just figured out I haven't read a lot of HH books when I was a child as they weren't translated into my language. Catching up now. Feels like it's my birthday.

    12. I loved it! I read it during exam period and it put my mind to ease that life was so much harder than my exams and no job and hectic family :D I've always loved them, and hopefully by the end of the year or next year which ever is easier, I will have the whole collection! Childhood dreams!

    13. Another enjoyable book from this series. There is a lot of focus on crime and punishment, especially those geared towards children, which makes sense in a sort of scaring-school-children-into-behaving kind of way.

    14. A bit heavy on crime and punishment. This limits the scope (and interest) compared to some of the others in the series.

    15. I just randomly picked up this book for a read and didn't think I'll love it this much, but I did! I loved it all! :)

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