Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (Classic Edition)

When your teachers drone on about the Romans, I bet they don’t tell you how REALLY ROTTEN they were! In their enormous Empire, the ruthless Romans learned all about bossing people about… while inventing tons of terrible tortures for people who didn’t do what they said! So grab this book to read all about their beastly battles, gruesome gods and marvellous myths. And if you’re feeling really brave, you can also find out…
  • What Roman soldiers wore under their kilts
  • Why rich Romans needed a vomitorium
  • How their deadly doctors were more likely to kill you than cure you
  • How to tell the future using a dead chicken

It’s the real story of the rotten Romans… for those who can stomach it!

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    4 March 2014

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    A dangerous book!

    9 March 2013

  • loved it

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    6 March 2013

  • the romans are a weird lot and in this book you can read all about their weird little , ok not little, perks. i hope ya enjoy! x

    6 March 2013

  • its a good book

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Authors

  • Terry deary 4980

    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.

    Awards

    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.

    Awards

    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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