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Karen Dolby

History's Naughty Bits

Karen Dolby is a freelance editor and writer. Among her books are History's Naughty Bits, Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times and Homework Help for Mums and Dads, all published by Michael O'Mara Books. She lives and writes in south London.
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    Humourous, riveting and every bit interesting this book enthralls you and takes you the seedier side of humanity

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    One of the most outrageous stories concerned Vedius Pollio, who fed slaves at will to the lamprey eels in his fishpond if they displeased him. This was deemed shockingly cruel, even by Roman standards, and Emperor Augustus himself intervened on behalf of a slave. One evening, when Augustus was dining with Vedius Pollio, a slave broke a crystal cup. To save the terrified servant, Augustus proceeded to smash all the crystal cups at the table.

    When Augustus inherited Vedius’s magnificent villa on his death, he had it demolished so that the house would not remain as a monument to its evil owner.
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    If your thieving rod harms the smallest shoots of this here vine, like it or not, this cypress rod will penetrate and plant a fig in you
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    the Romans used an enticing mixture of goats milk and urine to whiten their teeth

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