New Edition of Measly Middle Ages


Terry Deary

Original title

The Measly Middle Ages


Martin Brown

Cover artist

Martin Brown


Main Series



Publication date

13th of December 1996


128 (Original), 144 (Book Makeover), 240 (New Edition)

Chapter count



9781407135762 (new edition)


Makeover Edition Of Measly Middle Ages.

Measly Middle Ages is a core series book about the middle ages. It had a cover makeover in 2007. It will be revised in 2013 for the 20th anniversary of Horrible Histories.


Monasteries collected religious articles. They attracted visitors and were often said to perform miracles. Relics like 'a tooth of St. Apollonia – the patron saint of toothache – could cure your tortured tootsie-peg. (Her teeth had been knocked out by the Romans before they burned her.) Hundreds of monasteries had a tooth from her mouth. Big mouth? No, simply another miracle, the monks explained. Henry VI of England collected a ton of them.

Some cool facts in the book are;

- A cure for the plague was to sit in a sewer.

- Sawdust was confetti in middle ages weddings.

- In middle ages rice was very expensive.

- In england , people ate beavers to extiction (only in england).

- Churches selled ale.

- 1280 (date false its 1320) henry de ellington got accidently stabbed by his friend , david , while playing football.

- ewerer - washer of tableclothes

- martin of cheapside was exiled and starved as punshiment for begging without a license to beg

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