Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queens by Karl Shaw

Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queens

Written by Karl Shaw

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A humorous take on some of the maddest and weirdest British kings and queens through the ages. Packed with funny facts, wonderful tales and cartoon illustrations - focusing on all the funny bits as well as a few foul facts!!! Kids will love it, particularly in this, the Diamond Jubilee year.

Do you know who was:

...The king who lost the crown jewels in the wash

...The king who banned football

...The king who married a witch

...The queen who stole things

...The king who was killed by a mole

...The king who employed his own bottom wiper

...The queen whose bowels exploded ?


Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queens by Karl Shaw

Published to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.


This book is totally amazing!!! -- Isabella Filmer McCarthy, age 8 Family Interest Magazine A romp through royal history with all the funny bits left in. TBK Mag Concentrates on the bizarre facts that younger school children will find irresistible. Carosel (The Guide to Children's Books) With its comical illustrations and jokes, Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queens makes fascinating facts about all the Kings and Queens that have ruled England since 1066 memorable for young readers. Primary Teacher

About the Author

Author of Curing Hiccups With Small Fires, a delightful miscellany of Great British Eccentrics (Boxtree 2009). His books Royal Babylon: An Irreverent History of European Royalty and Five People Who Died During Sex and 100 other tasteless lists have been New York Times and LA Times bestsellers. His upcoming title 10 Ways To Recycle A Corpse will be published by Random House in time for Halloween.

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128 pages


Karl Shaw
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC an imprint of A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

24th May 2012




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