The Good, the Bad and the Unready: The Remarkable Truth Behind History's Strangest Nicknames

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"The Good , the Bad and the Unready" is the perfect book for discovering how one man could be both Charles the Scourge of God and Charles the Affable. Or who exactly it was that Vlad impaled. Or how some eighteen people earned the appellation 'the Great' (and that's not including Anthony the Great Bastard and Anne the Great Whore). Or why Joan the Mad never went anywhere without her husband's corpse. The Reverend Robert Easton's irreverent guide to the most peculiar nicknames of history gives brief, funny biographies of not ...

The Good, the Bad and the Unready: The Remarkable Truth Behind History's Strangest Nicknames 2008, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141016429

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