Children and their parents are sure to be richly entertained by chapters packed with information, detailed illustrations, spools of thread, ribbons, silk, barrels of gunpowder and cannon shot.
How did things really use to be? Who first had the idea of picking up a needle and making a skirt? In the course of history, how have women made themselves beautiful, and how have men waged war? Who used a club, and who was a crack shot with a bow? How complicated was it to dress a knight, and how much did a crinoline weigh? The books in our History series will answer young readers’ questions about past and present on all kinds of matters, including how people dressed and how they dug trenches in war-time.