Horrible Histories: Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Gore at your door! Horrible gets local in this yucky look at your very own nasty nation, which includes a perilous door poster. Did the Black Death strike on your doorstep? Perhaps the Jack the Ripper murders happened just down the road. Was there a famine, a battle or a Blitz bombing? This book will tell you. Yup – it’s the bloody history of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Live in one of those countries? Check out your horrible history! The Battle of Hastings, the Easter Rising, the Great Fire of London: they’re all right here. In frightful facts, foul funnies and (you guessed it) nasty bits!

  • The full-colour horrible history of four nasty nations
  • England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – in gory bits!
  • Full of jokes, cartoons and quizzes, plus a cool poster
  • A brilliantly engaging way to explore local history

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  • The horrible history make history so much more fun

    9 March 2014

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    I love these horrible history books a perfect way to learn boring history

    5 March 2014

  • This is an excellent, historically accurate look at the more gruesome parts of British and Irish history, laid out well and with interesting art. It is suitable for children and adults alike, and works alongside the primary school History curriculum to ‘enhance’ the knowledge of a child. Excellent book for all ages!

    4 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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