Truly Foul & Cheesy Tudors Facts and Jokes Book by John Townsend
This hilarious, fact-packed information book will have young readers laughing as they're learning. Quirky illustrations and bite-sized text provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to the Tudor period, including its ruthless rulers, like Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, disgusting diseases, filthy theatres and ghastliest causes of death. Random fact: `Tudor theatres were smelly places, particularly in front of the stage where poorer people would stand in the rain, dirt and straw - known as the pit. These people were called `groundlings' or `penny stinkards' as their place was cheap but smelly. Audiences were often rowdy as they shouted and clapped, laughed and booed. Sometimes they threw fruit, vegetables or anything at hand if they didn't like a character on the stage.'