Horrible Histories: Rome: A High-Speed History

A roller-coaster ride through rotten Ancient Rome – with sight-seeing stops at all the nasty bits! And, dear reader, there are LOTS of VERY nasty bits in this particular high-speed history: cruel crucifixions, gory gladiator games and evil emperors galore! Ten speedy comic-strip capers show you the dreadful details of this truly tyrannical era, whisking you off on a blood-soaked tour from Romulus and Remus to Caligula and Cassius. The murder of Julius Caesar! The triumph of slave Spartacus! The Great Fire of Rome! History has never been so speedy!

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    Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.


    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

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