Horrible Histories: The Ruthless Romans

Ruthless Romans reveals the grim goings-on of the greatest empire ever, from the terrible twins who founded Rome to the evil emperors who made murder into a sport. Read on for gory details about the cruel Colosseum and the people and animals who were massacred there… and find out how, if you upset them enough, the ruthless Romans would CRUCIFY you. Eeek!

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  • 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

  • its a good book

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    Gruesome book! It really is horrible! Some parts were yucky and some were funny, but they were all so horrible!! So GREAT!!!

    4 January 2010

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  • 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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