Horrible Histories: The Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Gore at your door! Horrible gets local in this yucky look at your very own nasty nation. It even includes a perilous poster. Cool! Did the Black Death strike on your doorstep? Perhaps the Jack the Ripper murders happened just down the road. Was there a spud famine, a bloody battle or a Blitz bombing? This book will help you to find out. Yup – it’s the bloody history of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: and we think it’s the nastiest history of all. The Battle of Hastings, the Great Fire of London and loads more horrid happenings are all right here. In frightful facts, foul funnies and (you guessed it) nasty bits!

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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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