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One Bloody Thing After Another

The World's Gruesome History

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

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Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843178842

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 07/01/2016

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782435129

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

Publication Date: 06/09/2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781843179177

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

A grisly and gruesome guide to history’s most shocking and macabre moments…

Horrible, spine-chilling and deeply fascinating, this book details the vile history of bloodthirsty kings and queens, savage battles, torture and punishment, as well as deathly locations from the days of the ancients to the late nineteenth century.

Moving chronologically, this horrifying guide explores the world's bloodiest battles and most murderous queens, as well as delving into some of the more unusual aspects of history.

Find out who bathed in the blood of young women to retain her youth and what really happened at the Massacre of the Festival of Toxcatl, discover why Ivan the Terrible was so called and how King Henri II of France perished in a jousting incident, all the while learning about the most painful torture methods ever used.

This is a fascinating account of terror, torture and power in all its repulsive guises… the most gut-spilling history book you'll read this year.

About the Author

Jacob F. Field PhD is a historian and writer who was a contributor to 1001 Historic Sites and 1001 Battles. He is the author of One Bloody Thing After Another: The World's Gruesome History, and We Shall Fight on the Beaches: The Speeches That Inspired History, both published by Michael O'Mara Books. He studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, and then moved to Newcastle University for his PhD, where he completed a thesis on the Great Fire of London. He then worked as a research associate at the University of Cambridge.