Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about the British! It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you ever needed to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book, including: - How to avoid scurvy - Why bright red isn't the best colour for a soldier's uniform - Why not being able to swim was considered an advantage, and - How to cure the most gruesome tropical diseases
Tony Robinson has written many books on historical subjects, including TONY ROBINSON'S KINGS AND QUEENS, BAD KIDS: THE NAUGHTIEST CHILDREN IN HISTORY and THE WORST CHILDREN'S JOBS IN HISTORY. He has written several television series for children, including Maid Marian and Her Merry Men for which he received a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award. He presents's Channel 4's archaeology series Time Team, and played Baldrick in Blackadder.