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Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories: Wicked Words

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic Ltd (2011)

Readers can discover all the foul facts about WICKED WORDS, including how to be very rude ... without anybody knowing, some murky Medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl.

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Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2007)

Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. History with the nasty bits left in!

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Horrible Histories: The Villainous Victorians

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories:Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories:Terrifying Tudors

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic Ltd (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!

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Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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!

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Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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!

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Horrible Histories: Incredible Incas

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown, Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2010)

The Incan Empire ruled 12 million people but was conquered by 260 Spanish invaders - and a few germs. Find out about chilling child sacrifices, Incan golden temples, and why Llamas wore earrings and drank beer.

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Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (1998)

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.

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Horrible Histories: The Savage Stone Age

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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!

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Horrible Histories: The Angry Aztecs

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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!

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Horrible Histories: The Rotten Romans

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: The Barmy British Empire

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: The Blitzed Brits

Authors: Terry Deary, Kate Sheppard

Publisher: Scholastic Hippo (1995)

The Blitzed Brits is a fantastic read which uses a informal way of teaching history to young children (13-16). The book includes humerous stories based on real life events and quizes at the end of each chapter to see what you learnt, or just for fun.

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Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (2008)

Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle. 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!

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Horrible Histories: Even More Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2007)

The Terrible Tudors weren't just terrible. They were a heck of a horrible bunch! What with Henry VIII and his unlucky wives, and beastly Queen Bess and her slaughtered suitors, even the Tudor kings and queens were royally rotten! So find out...*' Why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse * Which terrible torture methods the twisted Tudors used * Which shocking swear words they simply loved to say * How an awful Tudor axeman kept botching the job * What foul food the Tudors ate Plus there are bloody beheadings, a mysterious murder, lots of curious quizzes and some gruesome games. History just doesn't get more horrible!

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Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons/Stormin' Normans

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (2009)

History with twice the nasty bits ...in a horrible new edition! The Smashing Saxons tells the terrible truth about the pillaging people who bashed the Brits but got nobbled by the Normans. The Stormin' Normans follows big bad Bill the Conqueror who battled at Hastings, stormed Europe and joined the crummy Crusades. Featurng curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests ...for your teacher! History has never been so horrible

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Horrible Histories: The Cut-Throat Celts

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic (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.

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Horrible Histories: Scotland

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (1998)

Scotland is a small country with a huge history - mostly of war with England! Follow the bravehearted Highlanders from the desperate Dark Ages to the terrible 20th Century. Learn how to play gruesome games like Twisting the Cow, see what the Scots used to do with burnt pigeon droppings, and discover whether you're glaikit, douce or peelie-wally! Find out the terrible truth about William Wallace, shudder at sick Scottish torture techniques, and find out how to terrify a tourist with gory Scottish ghost stories!

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Horrible Histories:The Awesome Egyptians

Authors: Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite

Publisher: Scholastic (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!

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Horrible Histories - The Beastly Best Bits

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (2013)

In THE BEASTLY BEST BITS Terry Deary and Martin Brown take you on a guided tour through the history of the world using their favourite bits of 20 years of HORRIBLE HISTORIES books. And they promise to leave the gory bits in (and the boring bits out). 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of HORRIBLE HISTORIES.

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The Horrible History Of Britain And Ireland

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (2012)

Another lavish production for Xmas - this time the Wicked History of Britain in full colour. Re-using material from the entire series (approx 70%), Terry weaves together a tale of rottenness, rioting and revolution to give readers a one-stop shop of horror. The histories of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are retold in one volume, complete with new material from Terry and Martin.

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