The Book of Ancient Bastards
101 of the Worst Miscreants and Misdeeds from Ancient Sumer to the Enlightenment
From the cross-dressing emperor Elagabalus of Rome, who was assassinated by his own grandmother, to the icon-worshipping fanatical Empress Irene of Byzantine, who gouged out her only son's eyes, you'll find the most malevolent malcontents who have truly survived the test of time.
The Book of Ancient Bastards: Because when it comes to bad, it really is ancient history!
256 pages; ISBN 9781440525575
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Title: The Book of Ancient Bastards
Author: Brian Thornton
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