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Books in the series: Horrible Histories

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

The Blitzed Brits

The 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

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

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.

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!

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!

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

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

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. 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.

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

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

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 all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. 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.

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!

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 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!

Awesome Annual

Awesome Annual

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2006

Based on the bestselling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown, here is the first of an annual dose of Horrible Histories , which will keep fans of the series horribly hooked from year to year. Packed with the usual barmy blend of foul facts, cartoon strips, stories, jokes, activities and puzzles, this full-colour hardback will keep boredom at bay during the school holidays and make an awesomely entertaining Christmas gift. The first title, Cruel Kings and Mean Queens , gives readers the lowdown on shocking sovereigns and rotten rulers, from William the Conqueror and Elizabeth I, to Genghis Khan and Mao the merciless.

Horrible Histories Annual

Horrible Histories Annual

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.

Horrible Christmas

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!

The Terrible Tudors

The Terrible Tudors

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

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!

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!

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!

Top 50 Villains

Top 50 Villains

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

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!

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!

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!

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 200 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!

The Blitzed Brits

The Blitzed Brits

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

Awful Egyptians

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 25th Anniversary Yearbook

Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Where can you find all the horrible people from history in one place? In Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook, of course! You won't find awards for high achievers or prizes for perfect prefects here. This is a Horrible Histories yearbook, with a horrible twist. Meet the class of 1066, discover which king won the prize for worst attendance and find out about some of the vilest villains who ever lived. To celebrate 25 horrible years, Horrible Histories bring you a gruesome, grisly and downright terrifying yearbook featuring awesome activities, foul facts, gory games and much, much more. Celebrating 25 years of Horrible Histories - the original and the best!

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

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 all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. 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. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

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 who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! 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. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

7+ readers 9+ readers

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

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

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

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

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. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

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 how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!

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

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.

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2013

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 who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! 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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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...

The Blitzed Brits

The 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!

Horribly Huge Book of Terrible Tudors

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...

The Vile Victorians

The Vile Victorians

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

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!

The Angry Aztecs

The Angry Aztecs

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

Horrible Histories Annual

Horrible Histories Annual

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!

Even More Terrible Tudors

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.

Villainous Victorians

Villainous Victorians

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.

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.

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 History: Pirates

Horrible History: Pirates

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

An exciting addition to the Horrible Histories series, these titles will tackle all the hot historical topics in a new full-colour format with durable cover. Beginning with the perennial favourite Pirates, they're all the Horrible History a reader needs in one handy little handbook. 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 as it's 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 and 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!

Ruthless Romans

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.

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.

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.

The Barmy British Empire AND The Blitzed Brits

The Barmy British Empire AND The Blitzed Brits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2007

A double helping of horrible bits bound together in this great value paperback. The Barmy British Empire reveals the brutal facts about how Britannia ruled the waves - from infamous antics in India to dreadful deeds done down under. The Blitzed Brits describes what life was like for the people who stayed at home in World War Two, including foul food facts about rotten rationing and awful evacuation tales. Both books are crammed full of curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests ...for teachers.

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: 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.

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.

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!

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

Smashing Saxons

Smashing Saxons

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

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts aboutthe 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. 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

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

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

Ruthless Romans

Ruthless Romans

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

Groovy Greeks

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.

Vile Victorians

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.

Smashing Saxons

Smashing Saxons

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2010

After fifteen fearsome years on the page, Horrible Histories are now on the small screen - with all the nasty bits intact - of course. 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? How to make a dead Saxon happy?

Horrible Christmas

Horrible Christmas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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!

Vicious Vikings

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.

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.

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.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

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

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Measly Middle Ages are ready to uncover, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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!

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