Truly Foul & Cheesy Tudors Facts and Jokes Book

John Townsend

Truly Foul & Cheesy Tudors Facts and Jokes Book

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.’

About the Author

John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children’s books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and ‘fiction with facts’ books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya’s You Wouldn’t Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company’s new website for use in classrooms.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 198 x 129 mm