This blog really isn't a blog as such, its more of an advert for a funny little book my husband surprised me with on our
holiday last year. Its really for children and is intended to ignite a passion for history. Now if I'd been given it as a young
child I may, no, would, have started loving history even earlier and may have been at this very moment a lecturer of
Medieval History at Cambridge (some hope)
The Medieval Messenger, is a thirty two page book designed in the style of a tabloid newspaper, and covers major events
that took place during the medieval period. Its covers these events in form of news articles, features, adverts, spot the difference, personal adds all the things you would expect .
and on page twenty two it runs a story "What's new in the Spanish Inquisition" We met the man who knows.
Effigies of the Great, on page 6, invite you to pick your choice of prominent people, from popes, kings, famous warriors
(no Visigoth's, Vandals or Barbarians) and have them carved in stone to impress your visitors.
My favourite however is:
No War Is Complete Without ELKHORN'S SAFETY VISORS.
How many times have you had your nose chopped off and thought "I wish I'd had one of those"
Don't take my word for it, its great for kids, a quick read for an adult and is dead funny.
Published by Usboure, at £5.99 ISBN 978-0-7460-6898-4
2016 Update: You can get it on new on Amazon for £2.63 or used for £0.01p