History's Naughty Bits

History's Naughty Bits

by Karen Dolby


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History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby

This fascinating and revelatory book shines a bright light into some of history’s shadiest– and naughtiest – corners, proving that the ‘swinging sixties’ was a mere party in the great scheme of things. Because a little delving into history proves that everyone from renowned classical philosophers to medieval popes, kings, queens and emperors to doctors, politicians, presidents, and the man in the street, were all, one way or another, ‘at it’. Infamous figures such as the Borgias, the Marquis de Sade and Sir Richard Burton (translator of the Kama Sutra, not the film star), are just the start. Revealing letters, diaries and court reports from the less famous are just as startling – the sheer diversity and creativity described are both scandalous and sometimes hilarious. Enlightening and surprising, this rather wicked book will turn your preconceived view of the past on its head … if that’s your thing.

From philosophers to popes, queens to emperors, doctors to politicians, History's Naughty Bits is highly entertaining – and wickedly entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435154247
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 625,876
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Dolby  has written a wide range of books for adults and children. Her most recent book, Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times, is a history of nursery rhymes. She lives in south London.

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