Gruesome Grub and Gory Stories

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Course Notes

…. awful food throughout the ages

·everything but the oink - including some of the grossest recipes of all time

   and just don't ask about the calves' foot jelly….

·why it was a good thing to avoid eating sweets in Victorian times - and not just sweets!

 

The Black Death and the Great Plague

Revolting Remedies

·the history of medicine

·find out what you're suffering from - and how to cure it

·recipes to make at home - probably best not

·a recipe to cure everything - and have a go at making it

The history of false teeth

The history of the Loo - and of loo paper

·and how they used the end products

The Great Stink - and how Mr Bazalgette sorted it

Discover the secret rivers of London

Crime and punishment

·trial by combat

·how the jury system began

·how they found out if you dunnit (or encouraged you to confess even if you hadn't)

·and how you got punished for it

othe death penalty

otransportation

oand other ghastly punishments

Executions

·creative ways in which you could be put to death

 

Witchcraft

·are you a witch?

otake our quiz to find out if you are…..

§……and if you are what are we going to do about it?

Bring out your dead!

The Resurrection Men - the story of the body snatchers

 

·the Anatomy Act of 1832

·meet Burke and Hare

oand the London Burkers

 

London's overflowing cemeteries - and the solution

The Necropolis Railway - and why it was established

 

What children did before they invented schools

·in coal mines

·up chimneys

·down sewers

·in factories and in the fields

And some of the unpleasant jobs you might have had to do

The Spanish Inquisition

·bet you weren't expecting that!

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