France (Horrible Histories Special)

France (Horrible Histories Special)

Terry Deary

Language: English

Pages: 70

ISBN: 1407111841

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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went along to the Cemetery of the Innocents and pinched the bones. They ground them up, mixed them with water, and baked them into bread. 3 Lousy loaves In 1586 there was a famine in the Vivarais region of France. The people had a few handfuls of barley or oats for flour. They made their bread more filling by grinding in tasty extra ‘flour’ made from… • Acorns • Grape seeds • Pine tree bark • Nut shells • Broken tiles and bricks. That’s tough but tasteless. But imagine eating the bread

went along to the Cemetery of the Innocents and pinched the bones. They ground them up, mixed them with water, and baked them into bread. 3 Lousy loaves In 1586 there was a famine in the Vivarais region of France. The people had a few handfuls of barley or oats for flour. They made their bread more filling by grinding in tasty extra ‘flour’ made from… • Acorns • Grape seeds • Pine tree bark • Nut shells • Broken tiles and bricks. That’s tough but tasteless. But imagine eating the bread

their Revolution and they changed their world. Eighty years after the 1789 Revolution the people rose up again – against their own government. And after that 1871 Communard Revolution the rebels were crushed with floods of blood and masses of cruelty. The days of watering the tree of liberty with blood were over. The French have got rid of their kings and queens and emperors for good and put the guillotines away in museums. Hopefully they’ll never have to get them out again. 1 Robber bands

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and musical instruments, the usual stuff. But he also collected dogs and religious ‘relics’ – bits of holy people and holy things: he had enough of the Virgin Mary’s hair to stuff a mattress.) Berry finally arrived at the port on 14 October – the date when William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings – but the days were turning wild and wintry. Storms battered the ships – the sailors lost their bottle. The King gave up and went home – before he left he gave the floating fortress to the Duke

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