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Shaw Karl: Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queens

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: A humorous take on British kings and queens through the ages. Packed with facts and information — focusing on all the funny bits.

Shaw Karl: Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics

Скачать книгу (размер 1 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 300) Аннотация: The English aristocrat John Mad Jack Mytton died a bloated, paralysed and penniless debtor in prison. His premature demise was partly due to injuries sustained while setting fire to his own night-shirt to try to cure hiccups. Just before the horribly burned Mytton slumped into unconsciousness he said, Well, the hiccups is gone, by God. An 18th-century French scholar attributed the British talent…