You are a barber surgeon in the sixteenth century – a terrible time for people to be sick. Sharpen your saw before amputating an infected leg, learn how to make false noses and ears for patients injured on the battlefield and don't treat victims of the plague without your special mask!
This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like in Tudor times. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.