The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans by Peter Hepplewhite


The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans by Peter Hepplewhite

True or false? The Roman Empire was run by 40,000 men Julius Caesar was murdered at a bus stop A Roman soldier's best friend was his mule The Romans used spider webs as plasters This book explores the facts, the half-truths and the downright lies about one of history's most incredible, and infamous, empires. It examines evil emperors, awesome armies and gruesome gladiators, and separates the fact from the fiction behind the remarkable Romans. The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!


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About the Author

Peter Hepplewhite

Peter Hepplewhite is an ex history teacher who is an education officer at Tyne and Wear Archive Services. He co-wrote Horrible Histories: Awesome Egyptians with Terry Deary and has written non-fiction titles for Wayland, Hodder and Hamlyn. He wrote two of the books in the series A World in Flames, about World War II for Macmillan.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

24th March 2016



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