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'Villainous Victorians' lets you in on the darkest secrets of Queen Victoria's Britain - from hard-living criminal kids to harder-hearted toffs who were criminally cruel....

Title : The Villainous Victorians
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ISBN : 9780439977401
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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The Villainous Victorians Reviews

  • Azam Baizen
    2019-03-09 13:58

    Wow this book opens my eye about the true condition during Victorian era. I never know that:1. Charles Dickens was one of the people who responsible to stop public hanging in Britain.2. The police force in Britain was created during this time and they had a lot of nicknames such as Peelers, Blue Devils and Crushers3. The condition during this era was horrible! People lived in starvation, slums and everything is bad and evil.4. Queen Victoria was listed as the evil person in this book during this era. HahaSo for those Malaysians who think that we lived in horror conditions on our country during 19th century should think again because I think Britons lived 10x worse during this time in their own country. :P

  • Wilde Sky
    2019-03-16 10:48

    Facts about Victorian “villains.”This is the only book in this series that I have read (which I picked up after seeing one of the TV programmes). I found it very weak. It was badly written, badly laid out and some of the “facts” appeared to be more like opinions. The “rants” about the ‘real villains’ (rich people?) were lame. I can only assume that I’m not the target group (in terms of age, etc.).I’m not sure about the other books in the series, but this is one to avoid.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-02-27 07:08

    Great fun for children.blurb - It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Why burglars were scared of bogies? Which poet said he ate an ape? How a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle? Discover all the foul facts about the Villainous Victorians - all the gore and more!

  • n
    2019-03-11 06:59

    I like that these books help make history accessible to younger readers. The comics help make things memorable, which is part of why I love seeing humour used in educational resources. I also like the "famous vs forgotten" parts of the book, showing people who were ironically made famous by their horrible actions but people who were forgotten for doing things well.There are some things I'm not fond of, however. I'm not fond of including jokes about different demographics (fat jokes, for example) in educational resources for children; as a teacher, I already struggle enough with teaching my students that it's inappropriate (and beyond rude) because of lessons in the media. I hate having access to what could be a good resource that includes these things. (It does provide teachable moments, but I wish they were fewer and farther between.)I also don't like the false stories and the "Guess Which is False" games. For short quizzes, it's fine; they do a lot of making up stories, and I've seen that confuse students entirely. For any kids who take things seriously, that's not helpful by any means; it makes the books less accessible.

  • Mira
    2019-02-27 06:08

    Not as interesting as the Vile Victorians, but I've got to admire Deary's commitment to educating the youth about class oppression.

  • Joelle
    2019-03-10 06:42

    Thought this book was really cute. Books like these are what really got me into history/historical fiction as a kid, so this is an awesome concept for a series!

  • Norain
    2019-03-20 13:09

    I have been hoping fervently to read the Horrible Histories series since my lecturer mentioned about his grandchild enjoying the show. You know the times when you have high expectation for something because somebody you respect loves it but when you get your hands on it you are so terribly disappointed you almost swear not to trust that particular somebody’s taste anymore? Well, this was not one of those unfortunate experiences. I finished this one in one go (it had been so long since I pushed everything aside for the sake of a book – how I miss being a child who could devour her books without worrying about assignments and tests) and I am looking forward to drain the Horrible Histories supply at SA National Library.Villainous Victorians focused more on the crime life of the working class as well as the harsh punishments the criminals received during the reign of Queen Victoria. My favourite part was ‘Foul play’ which described the forms of entertainments enjoyed by the people at the time. I have read in some other books about the Victorians’ love for showmanship and seeing this aspect of their eccentricities being caricatured just made my day. Also, the mind-boggling lexicon used by the lower class was hillarious.“We were very much amused!”

  • BrokenTune
    2019-03-22 08:06

    Review first posted on BookLikes: know I am not the target audience but I absolutely adore Horrible Histories the tv series and was utterly devastated when it finished. Fortunately, most episodes can be found on YouTube. Yay!Anyways, as a fan, I thought I'd pick up this installment about the Victorians. True to its Horrible Histories roots it features a lot about crime and punishment but somehow focuses on the punishment of children rather than crime and punishment in general. And even more unfortunate, in this book Deary turns to social commentary and outright advocacy of a somewhat political nature, which - considering the intended readership - spoiled the book.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-07 08:44

    most history books tell you about the famous and the fortunate -there are a few thousand of them. But most history books dont tell you about the forgotten and the failures. There are millions of them. we can learn just as much from the failures as we can from the famous! In this book , there are some of the famous fortunate along with the forgotten failures because it takes both to make real history.

  • Carmen
    2019-03-15 12:07

    the book features people who took advantage of others and the ones who suffered as a consequence. The target audience is school children, so they also gear things towards that, like about school and so forth. One ironic thing I learned is that the Nobel Peace Prize is named after the person who invented dynamite. Hmm, wonder if he is trying to make amends.

  • Agnes de Wonderland
    2019-03-17 09:05

    I guess one just can't give anything less than a maximum vote to any of the Horrible Histories books (it was actually among the Victorian era laws to like these books, else you would be hanged for not having a sense of humor). I just figured out I haven't read a lot of HH books when I was a child as they weren't translated into my language. Catching up now. Feels like it's my birthday.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-22 05:44

    I loved it! I read it during exam period and it put my mind to ease that life was so much harder than my exams and no job and hectic family :D I've always loved them, and hopefully by the end of the year or next year... which ever is easier, I will have the whole collection! Childhood dreams!

  • Jess
    2019-03-19 06:03

    Another enjoyable book from this series. There is a lot of focus on crime and punishment, especially those geared towards children, which makes sense in a sort of scaring-school-children-into-behaving kind of way.

  • Cherish
    2019-03-03 06:53

    Truly awesome! I laughed an awful lot and I have much more respect for Charles Dickens too!

  • Lisa
    2019-02-27 12:44

    This book has loads of amazing and hilarious facts like policemans used to be called Bogies.

  • Flávia Spencer
    2019-02-26 05:46

    This is perhaps the only book to classify queen Victoria as the worst villain during the Victorian era.

  • LordAdiRules
    2019-03-06 07:04

    Worst book I have ever read

  • Hannah
    2019-02-28 12:05

    A fun and entertaining read. A very enjoyable way to learn about this topic.

  • Olivia
    2019-02-28 05:44

    funny and mad! very educational, i would read it again!

  • Gina
    2019-02-27 08:56

    Finished 9/5/16

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-03-10 08:43

    388 - 2016Baca ulang setelah punya buku fisiknya.=========20 - 2015

  • Isabella
    2019-02-27 05:51

    This book is a very good book if your learning about the Victorian era.

  • Kerry
    2019-03-20 09:03

    A bit heavy on crime and punishment. This limits the scope (and interest) compared to some of the others in the series.

  • Sandy
    2019-02-23 06:41

    Great History books

  • Hasini (Ink On Paper)
    2019-03-20 06:57

    I just randomly picked up this book for a read and didn't think I'll love it this much, but I did! I loved it all! :)