Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in British social and domestic history. She has written and presented numerous acclaimed BBC television series and is a regular presenter on The One Show. She has co-authored numerous other books with Peter Ginn, including the bestselling Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm.
Peter Ginn has swum the Rio Grande during a flash flood, graduated from the Institute of Archaeology UCL, had a picture hung in the National Gallery (aged 8 3/4), set fire to himself twice, made over fifty hours of award-winning primetime television for BBC Two, been forced up a pyramid at gun point, spent a night locked in the Tower of London, helped build a castle in France, broken into his headmaster's car (with his blessing), lost a black watch scotch egg in the middle of a tornado and learnt the secret of how to wrestle a cow.
Praise for the authors:
`Packed with delicious kernels of knowledge ... all served up by the most delightfully eccentric author I've ever encountered. Seldom have I had so much fun reading history. Seldom have I learnt so much.' The Times
`Always entertaining' Observer
`Fascinating, immersive history' New York Times