From a 13-year old ninja to young Salem "witches"—a guided tour through the lives of outlaw children from history, their dastardly crimes, and awful punishments So you've broken a classroom window and you're standing outside the principal's office with sweaty palms and a serious sinking feeling in your stomach. Do you think no one's ever had a life as bad as you? Well, you're wrong—this book reveals how kids in the past have had to suffer much worse punishments than a lecture about how they've let the whole school down. For instance, however angry your principal gets, it's fairly certain that she's not going to put you in a pillory and nail your ears to it. All through history, children have been getting into some serious scrapes, and they didn't often get off lightly. This is a guided tour to children for whom laughing, dancing on a Sunday, killing a rabbit that wasn't on your land, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time could mean a beating, beheading, or ordeal by hot water (no, it's not a nice warm bath with bubbles and a little plastic duck).
About the Author
Tony Robinson is the author of "The Worst Jobs in History" and "The Worst Children's Jobs in History." He has written several television series for children, including "Maid Marion and Her Merry Men" for which he received a BAFTA.
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