British History by Robert Fowke


British History by Robert Fowke

'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations. Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesment, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims. Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.


A charming, amusing and instructive little book. I like the drawings too. I would like to give it to one of my granddaughters for her birthday Christopher Hibbert Informative, reliable and hugely entertaining, this is a valuable work of reference which should be not only in every school library but also in every home. Richard Perceval Graves An excellent idea for the general bookshelf. Financial Times, July 2000 Two really useful A-Z biographical dictionaries. Achuka website, Sept 2000 This book is a gem. I read it almost by chance, and was soon as engrossed as my ten-year-old son by the lives of the people who have made Britain what she is today. It will be very useful to every young student of history, and will inform and entertain adults as well., Sept 2000 The guide is interesting and informative, and written in an entertaining and amusing manner.

About the Author

Bob Fowke is an experienced author and illustrator, having created most of the books in the 'What They Don't Tell You About' series. His informative text, humorous writing style and cartoon-style illustrations combine to produce accessible and entertaining reference books for young readers.

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256 pages


Robert Fowke
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Publication date

13th March 2014



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