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Books in the series: Horrible Histories

Horrible Christmas (2020)

Horrible Christmas (2020)

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wants to know! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches when the British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes and a Christmas quiz!

The Horrible Histories British Citizen's Quiz Book

The Horrible Histories British Citizen's Quiz Book

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The first Horrible Histories book for adults! Set yourself your own (entirely unofficial) citizenship test in a whistle-stop tour of Britain from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Ideal for anyone who has grown up with Horrible Histories and developed a love of the bizarre, the sinister, the hilarious and the downright gruesome aspects of our past. The Horrible Histories British Citizen's Quiz Book will allow you truly to test your mettle against some of the most horrible questions in history. True or false? By May 1919, Spanish flu had killed almost as many people in one year than the First World War had done in four. William Shakespeare celebrated his fiftieth birthday in 1616 by doing what? A Throwing a party attended by the great and the good of Stuart England B Having a stand-up fight with his great rival, Ben Jonson C Attending the premiere of his final play, The Tempest D Dying With 250 horribly challenging quiz questions on Britain's long, illustrious (and Horrible) history, are you up to the task of testing your citizenship credentials? The Horrible Histories British Citizen's Quiz Book - find out if you really have what it takes to make your mark in Britain.

Horrible Christmas (2019)

Horrible Christmas (2019)

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wants to know! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches whenthe British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes and a Christmas quiz!

Horribly Hilarious Joke Book

Horribly Hilarious Joke Book

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

The Horribly Hilarious Joke Book, from the Horrible Histories team is full of hundreds of horribly hilarious historical jokes and illustrations in onelaugh-out-loud book. A must-have book for any Horrible Histories fan illustrated throughout You'll literally laugh your head off at this comical collection of nasty bits the perfect gift for any budding comedian

Pirates

Pirates

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

In this brilliant new edition of Pirates, Terry Deary reveals the terrible truth behind the lousy pirate legends and lies. So forget the brave heroes swinging from masts and the handsome young men sailing the seven seas for this is history at its most horrible! Readers can: decide who was the baddest of the bunch in the top ten of putrid pirates discover why the women pirates were just as wicked as the men learn to talk the patter of a pirate Plus there are foul facts on the ships they sailed, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by. Now the nasty bits are at your fingertips!

Horrible History of the World

Horrible History of the World

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Horrible History of the World presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth century. You can discover why Alexander the Great banned beards, what smelly sport was played by samurai warriors and who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water. It's all you ever need to know about the wicked world - all the gore and more!

Gruesome Great Houses

Gruesome Great Houses

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Discover all the foul facts about fifty gruesome great houses in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GREAT HOUSES covers the history of Britain and Ireland from the time of the savage Stone Age right up until the present day. Full of dark mysteries, gruesome ghost stories and terrible tales of betrayal and revenge, it's a seriously horrible read with all the gore and more.

Gruesome Guide to Oxford

Gruesome Guide to Oxford

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO OXFORD takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Oxford, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map, tourists can plot their path to the past, take a punt past corpse-ridden Christchurch and go skeleton-spotting at the cruel and crumbling castle. Burning bishops, blood-soaked streets and student scraps - it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan willwant to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: EDINBURGH takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Edinburgh exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - climb up the cursed castle, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit hellish Holyrood House. Kidnapped kings, mysterious murders and reckless raids, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to York

Gruesome Guide to York

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO YORK takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of York, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - meet at the Minster, amble through the blood-soaked Shambles and then climb to Micklegate - where so many traitorsheaded off. Deadly diseases, horrendous highwaymen and viciousVikings, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The blood-curdling history of Britain and Ireland from Terry Deary! All the foulfacts from the murky pasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales revealed in full-colour in a great, eye-catching foil format. It's an adventure packed with romance, war, murder and gore that begins around 300,000 BC and ends circa now. Taking in such horrible highlights as the Black Death, the Battle of Culloden and the London of Jack the Ripper. Local history with the nasty bits left in! With shiny foil cover

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Dublin

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Dublin

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: DUBLIN takes his readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Dublin, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. Tourists can plot their path to the past - picnic with pirates at St Stephen's Green, creep around the cruel cathedrals and then head to dreadful Dublin castle. Torture, traitors and cut-throat Irish chieftains, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want tomiss!

Awesome Egyptians

Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why somekings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary. With shiny foil cover

Villainous Victorians

Villainous Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the VILLAINOUS VICTORIANS, including: Why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Barmy British Empire

Barmy British Empire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including: how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool, who wore a necklace made of 50 human skulls and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold new cover look and a heap of extra horrible bits and a quiz at the back of the book, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Terrible Tudors

Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary, Neil Tonge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including: why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Incredible Incas

Incredible Incas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Learn all about the incredible Incas, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out the horrible truth, like: how a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful, why servants ate the emperor's hair and what happened in their legendary golden temples. Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Slimy Stuarts

Slimy Stuarts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts aboutthe SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Angry Aztecs

Angry Aztecs

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including: why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. Filled with foul facts, terrible timelines and a grisly quiz, this bestselling classic title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. It's history with the nasty bits left in! With shiny foil cover

Ruthless Romans

Ruthless Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts aboutthe Ruthless Romans, including: which emperor enjoyed eating camel's heels, who were the terrible twins who founded Rome and which evil emperors made murder a sport. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Blitzed Brits

Blitzed Brits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Crackin' Castles

Crackin' Castles

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

From Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to Skibo Castle in the Scottish highlands, Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles covers the history of Britain from the time of the Romans to the London Blitz. Filled with adventure, danger, magic, sieges, treachery, spies, revenge and much more besides - all in the classic Horrible Histories style! It's a seriously horrible read.

This is a Horrible Journal

This is a Horrible Journal

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Record your own Horrible History in this brilliantly foul fact-packed diary. Maybe... Charles I got the chop on dad's birthday, 21 people drowned in treacle on the first day of term or you share a birthday with Ivan the Terrible? Draw, write, scribble or sketch your way through your year with a new foul and fascinating fact every day of the year!

Cut-throat Celts

Cut-throat Celts

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including: why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Savage Stone Age

Savage Stone Age

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the facts about the Savage StoneAge including: what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Stormin' Normans

Stormin' Normans

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including: why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover Hilariously Horrible illustrations throughout Horrible Histories is a beloved TV comedy series and stage show Now a feature film starring Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Derek Jacobi, Warwick Davis, Craig Roberts, Rupert Graves, Kate Nash, Emilia Jones, Lee Mack and many, many more!

Gorgeous Georgians

Gorgeous Georgians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the mosthorrible facts about the Gorgeous Georgians ready for readers to uncover, including: their sneaky schemes for hiding personal hygiene problems and the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Frightful First World War

Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including: what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Woeful Second World Warare ready to uncover, including: why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Gruesome Guides: London

Gruesome Guides: London

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guide: London takes readers on a full-colour, gore-tastic tour of the streets of London, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With this book tourists can plot their path to the past - take a trip to the terrifying Tower, dip into the ruthless River Thames (London's largest toilet!) and peer into creepy St Paul's Cathedral. Plague, pestilence and fire, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including: why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do! Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the TERRIFYING TUDORS are ready to uncover, including: who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax.

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Rotten Romans are readyto uncover, including: what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including: the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Top 50 Villains

Top 50 Villains

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

TOP 50 VILLAINS is packed full of foul facts and loathsome lists all about vile villains. From gangs of gangsters to maniacs who massacre, meet the biggest baddies in history and discover how they schemed and terrified their way to the top. Find out who made flutes from the bones of his victims, who escaped prison by locking a policeman in his own cells, who drowned his brother in a barrel of wine and much, much more. It's all the gore and more in our most horrible book yet!

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Top 50 Kings and Queens is packed full of foul facts and loathsome lists all about our ruthless rulers. Filled with brand new material, this pocket-sized guide to rotten royalty has all the trademark Horrible Histories humour in bite-sized chunks. With eye-catching, full-colour layouts and new illustrations from Martin Brown, it's perfect for fans of the series and new readers alike.

Terrible Trenches

Terrible Trenches

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

From foul food to coping with legions of lice, discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War in Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches (World Book Day Edition) ...from both sides of the barbed wire. Discover how your own wee could save your life, which animals wore gas masks and why Big Bertha terrified the Brits. With a bright new cover this bestselling title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary and Martin Brown fans.

Frightful First World War

Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories Annual 2014

Horrible Histories Annual 2014

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

THE HORRIBLE HISTORIES ANNUAL 2014 is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games, dreadful jokes and putrid puzzles \- it's the annual with rat-itude!

The Beastly Best Bits

The Beastly Best Bits

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2013

2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories Annual 2013

Horrible Histories Annual 2013

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2012

THE HORRIBLE HISTORIES ANNUAL 2013 is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games, dreadful jokes and putrid puzzles, plus content from Horrible Histories TV - it's the annual with rat-itude

Horrible History of Britain

Horrible History of Britain

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2010

At last, Terry Deary turns his hand to the blood-curdling history of Britain! All the foul facts from the murky pasts of England Ireland, Scotland and Wales revealed in full-colour, with a dreadful door poster on the reverse of the jacket. This is local history with the nasty bits left in.

Horrible Histories Annual 2011

Horrible Histories Annual 2011

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2010

Packed with a barmy blend of foul facts, cartoon strips, stories, jokes, activities and puzzles, the 2011 Annual includes a whole heap of nasty bits from the smash-hit CBBC TV series, including Rattus Rattus , Stupid Deaths and The News at When . A must-have for all fans of the series, it's guaranteed to keep boredom at bayor another year.

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

Horrible Histories Handbook Spies

Horrible Histories Handbook Spies

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

From cracking codes to the pitfalls of navigating camel poo in the desert - Horrible Histories fans can discover if they have everything it took to be a WWII spy. This is the indispensable guide for aspiring secret agents in blood-curdling colour.

Horrible Histories Handbook Blitz

Horrible Histories Handbook Blitz

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Horrible Histories fans can discover if they could have survived the Blitz in this latest colour Handbook. From the pitfalls of navigating blackouts, to how leaving the toilet seat up could save your house from being blown to smithereens - all the things readers didn't know they needed to know are contained in this horribly handy format.

Horrible Histories: Horribly Huge Book of Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories: Horribly Huge Book of Terrible Tudors

Author: Martin Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

This is a horribly huge book of nasty bits that's just bursting with foul facts. Readers can find out why Henry VIII thought he'd marrie a horse, or why Elizabeth I enjoyed visiting new toilets - and get stuck in to tons of wicked word games, killer quizzes and stacks of savage stickers. With all those mad Tudor monarchs and evil executioners now bigger than ever before, it's all the gore and so much more.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

After fifteen fearsome years on the page, Horrible Histories are coming to the small screen - with all the nasty bits intact - of course. Want to know: a genuine jester's joke; why chickens had their bottoms shaved; and, what ten-year-old treacle was used for? Join Rattus Rattus and the gang for the funniest, fastest, nastiest and daftest ride through history you're ever likely to see...

Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

After fifteen fearsome years on the page, Horrible Histories are coming to the small screen - with all the nasty bits intact - of course. What really happened in Dad's Army? How to make a rude noise with a gas mask? Why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty? Join Rattus Rattus and the gang for the funniest, fastest, nastiest and daftest ride through history you're ever likely to see...

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Ruthless Romans, including which emperor enjoyed eating camel's heels, who were the terrible twins who founded Rome and which evil emperors made murder a sport. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Terryfing Tudors

Terryfing Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas 2008

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas 2008

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2008

This work features all the festive facts you ever wanted to find out but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask. Find out why making Christmas pudding used to be a crime and how to get rid of carol singers. It includes foul but festive food, seasonal stories to send shivers down your spine, and cruel yule disasters. History has never been so horrible!

The Angry Aztecs

The Angry Aztecs

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2008

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. Filled with foul facts, terrible timelines and a grisly quiz, this bestselling classic title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. It's history with the nasty bits left in!

Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians: Reissue

Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians: Reissue

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2008

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the VILLAINOUS VICTORIANS, including Why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Barmy British Empire

Barmy British Empire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2008

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool, who wore a necklace made of 50 human skulls and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold new cover look and a heap of extra horrible bits and a quiz at the back of the book, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Cut-Throat Celts

Horrible Histories: Cut-Throat Celts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Savage Stone Age

Horrible Histories: Savage Stone Age

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: \* What Stone Age people used instead of toilet paper? \* Why a hole in the skull is good for headaches? \* How to make a Stone Age mummy? Discover all the foul facts about the Savage Stone Age \- all the gore and more!

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians: Re-issue

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians: Re-issue

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2007

Learn all about the Gorgeous Georgians with all the nasty bits left in. You probably thought that Georgians just spent their time prancing about in powdered wigs and pantaloons. Find out the horrible truth, like their sneaky schemes for hiding personal hygiene problems and about the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Slimy Stuarts

The Slimy Stuarts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans

Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the STORMIN' NORMANS, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons

Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SMASHING SAXONS, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories Annual 2008

Horrible Histories Annual 2008

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Take a round-the-world trip and discover how people lived in the putrid past, from the phascinating pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the fancypants French royalty. Stuffed full of foul facts, crafty cartoons and putrid puzzles, there's a whole heap of nasty bits inside! History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Witches

Horrible Histories: Witches

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

The nasty bits at your fingertips! Discover the truth behind the pointy hats and black cats, and other idiotic ideas about witchcraft, and brace yourself for foul facts about the evil executions the poor people suffered. Want to know: \* which magic word was used to zap zits? \* why people were paid to prick a witch? \* the terrible torture inflicted by a turca? Everything you need to know about Witches \- all the gore and more!

Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Frightful First World War, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings

Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Sail back to a vicious time with fearsome seafaring Viking warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings, including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

The Awesome Egyptians

The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and about stag hunting in Paddington Station. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spikey and why rich Romans needed a vomitorium. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2006

Terry Deary returns to one of the most popular of the Horrible Histories topics and reveals more disgusting details about the awesome ancients, their groovy gods, potty pyramids and of course, their mad mummies. Readers can find out how a hunted hippo got his own back on a phoul pharaoh and discover the truth about the cool queen Cleo and the curse of Tutankhaumun. There's also a top ten of phunny pharaohs, a mad mummies quiz and lots of foul facts about the messy mistakes the Egyptians made before becoming mummy-making experts. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

Now in full glorious colour Horrible Christmas supplies all the festive facts every Horrible Histories reader wanted to know, but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask. Includes foul but festive food, cruel yule disasters and seasonal stories to send a shiver down every reader's spine. Complete with the free CD of 'Terry Deary's Cracking Christmas' - history has never sounded so horrible!

Horrible Histories Special: Rotten Rulers

Horrible Histories Special: Rotten Rulers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2005

Rotten Rulers gives you the lowdown on the world's most loathsome leaders. From bizarre tsars and evil emperors to crazy kings an queens, people all around the world have suffered at the hands of their rulers for centuries. Whether they're nutty or nasty, fa or foul, those in charge rarely get it right. Want to know: Who gave the job of high priest to a donkey? Who choked to death while eating a crow? Who celebrated victory by eating his enemy's head? Read on for the power-crazed president who still rules from the grave and find out about the suffering slave who was ordered to collect 500 kilos of spider webs for his boss. Meet Genghis the Mongolian murderer and discover just how terrible Ivan really was. History has never been so horrible.

The Mad Miscellany

The Mad Miscellany

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2004

History with the nasty bits left in| The Mad Miscellany serves up all the dreadful details of horrible history you'll ever need to know - from rotten Roman graffiti to terrible teacher tortures and rude royal nicknames, the foul facts are all inside. Want to know: the crushing details about execution by elephant? how to soften your skin Georgian-style - using the skins of puppies? who's idea of a top treat was mashed deer tongues? Whether you're desperate to discover which famous rulers were left-handed, raring to read about the top ten dogs of all time, or just aching to ask about assassinating apes, then this book is for you. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories Special: England

Horrible Histories Special: England

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2004

History with the nasty bits left in! The Horrible History of England reveals the awful truth behind the rebellions, riots and rumpuses that have made England what it is today (whatever that is). From the cruel Celts right up to the terrible 20th century it's a tale that will make you quake. Want to know: - which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs? - why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? - which English king was accused of being a werewolf? Whether it's plague, fire, and civil war, or roast beef, fish and chips and a cup of tea, if it's got anything to do with the English it's in this book. Mull over the miseries of Middle Ages monarchs, discover ten ways to be killed down a Victorian mine, and find out which dreadful days in history to celebrate with a day off school. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2003

History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Ruthless Romans' reveals the grim truth behind the greatest empire of all time - from the terrible twins who founded Rome to the evil emperors who made murder into a sport. Read on for the gory details about the cruel Colosseum - and the people and animals who were massacred there. Run screaming from the reality of life as a Roman soldier and terrorise your teacher with our foul facts about the Romans. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment

Horrible Histories: Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2002

Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment is crammed full of 7,000 yearsof law-makers and law-breakers with a rogue's gallery of pirates,witch-finders, highwaymen, torturers, traitors and tyrants. Want to know: Who was sentenced to death-by coffee? Where you could be whipped for flying a kite? Why a cockerel was burnt at the stake? Read on for horrible hangings, putrid prisons and terrible transportation. Find out the truth about brutal school beatings, test your local policeman, and see if you can escape beheading in the terrible Tower of London game. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories Special: France

Horrible Histories Special: France

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2002

History with the nasty bits left in! The Horrible History of France reveals the revolting truth behind the rebellious, revolutionary French, from the tortured times o the Dark Ages to the murderous moments of the 19th Century. Want to know: which King thought he was made of glass; why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks; and, how to play hopscotch like a French highwayman. Read on for the dire details on a host of curious kings, quirky queens and evil emperors - and the rebels who had them butchered, beheaded and bumped off when they'd had enough of them. Find out about France's foul famines, terrible terrors and the gruesome guillotine. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War/Woeful WWII

Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War/Woeful WWII

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2000

History with twice the nasty bits! Want to know: How sniffing your own pee could save your life in the First World War? Why wearing white knickers could get you killed in the Second World War? How a pair of old socks gave away top secrets? The Frightful First World War tells you all the horrors and hardships of the war that was meant to last four months ...but ground on for four grim years. The Woeful Second World War gives you the dire details about the worst war ever - from snow-bound cities under siege to fly-infested jungle trenches. Read on for curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests ...for your teacher! History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories Special: Ireland

Horrible Histories Special: Ireland

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

The Horrible History of Ireland tells you about centuries of dreadful deeds, from cruel Celtic chieftains and suffering saints to the troubled 20th century. Want to know: why wax models were captured and made Prisoners of War, which warriors went into battle naked? & how to make yourself invisible? Read on for a visit to the chambers of horrors (if you dare), a game to make you hurl, and the top twenty Irish curses. Find out the tragic truth about Ireland's foul famines, savage sieges and wretched rebellions, and the incredible Irish who lived and died in them. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Even More Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories: Even More Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/1998

Takes you back for another look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects, who just could not help losing their heads. Read on for information about the good times and the gory from the great goose fairs to the painful punishments and trickery of the ruthless royal family.

Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs

Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/1997

History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Angry Aztecs' fills you in on the foulest acts about Motecuhzoma, Cuahtemoc and other people with unpronounceable names, whose idea of fun was ripping out human hearts. What to know why the Aztecs liked to eat scum? When the world is going to end? How to play a really violent ball game? Read on for human sacrifices, Mayan mysteries, sacrifices, a suffering slave's diary, and more sacrifices. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories Special: 20th Century

Horrible Histories Special: 20th Century

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/1996

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Who shocked the world by showing her knickers? How two monkey's and a dog became astronauts? Why a posh London restaurant served stewed cat? You can find out about last days of the vile Victorian Queen right up the nostalgic Nineties, with all the amazing changes and incredible inventions that happened in between!

Horrible Histories: Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Horrible Histories: Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/1995

Which king died after falling off the toilet? Why people thought King John was a werewolf? Why Queen Anne's feet were covered in garlic? This gruesome guide lets you into the secrets of our mad, menacing and murderous monarchs and the terrible times in which they ruled.

Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits

Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/1995

This fun and fast activity book comes with an adorable stopwatch featuring Pochacco, the on-the-go pup. Readers can time themselves in wacky challenges designed for 1, 2, 3 or more!

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1994

History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Vile Victorians' gives you all the terrible truth about revolting events affecting everyone not so very long ago - from the vile Victorian queen herself to some vicious Victorian villains. Want to know when the first public loo was flushed? Who had a gruesome glass eye for every occasion? What vile Victorian parents called their children? Read on to find some nasty facts about cruel careers (for kids), rotten school rules, school dinners even worse than today's and a gory and gruesome guide to vile Victorian death. History has never been so horrible!

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/1993

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