The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages: The Disgusting Details about Life During Medieval Times
by Kathy Allen
This is good for all 4th graders and up, but boys will like it more
This gives you the lowdown on dirt during the Middle Ages. All those kids who think it’s just knights wandering around after adventure will have a little dirt thrown over that.
From the rotting teeth because of no oral hygiene to the lack of toilets, this book gives you the grossest of the gross. The description of plague victims was pretty bad.
This isn’t all gross. There is good information hidden between in the pages. Children who like facts will find much here.
Boys may try to use this as an example of why they shouldn’t have to bathe, but just remind them of the diseases that brings.