Horrible Histories: Who's Horrible in History

The book you’ve all been waiting for – the Horrible Who’s Who! Discover the merciless miscreants and ruthless rogues who made the past such a perilous place! In his laugh-out-loud compendium, Terry Deary names and shames fifty of history’s all-time vilest villains, from gruesome grave-robbers to the beastly ‘Blood Countess’. The book is stuffed with colour pictures, putrid profiles, nasty newspaper articles, despicable diary entries and even some stomach-churning Sticky End fact files. BEWARE! You won’t find any nice, caring, boring people in here. Only awesomely evil, totally HORRIBLE ones!

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    9 March 2014

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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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    Martin Brown

    Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.


    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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