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The Slimy Stuarts (Horrible Histories)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  731 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
This history book describes the more gruesome side of the Stuart period. It tells why some Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands, and who wore fish on their feet. Facts about the revolting Roundheads and ghastly Guy Fawkes are given.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 15th 1996 by Scholastic Hippo (first published January 1st 1996)
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Mar 09, 2011 sabisteb rated it it was amazing
Amaze your teacher with terrible true tales of dreadful deeds.
Die Tudors sind der Klassiker der Englischen Geschichte, der im Englischunterricht durchgenommen wird. Aber was und wer kamen nach den Tudors? Was wurde aus Maria Stuarts Sohn und dessen Kindern? Welchen Mist haben sie verzapft und waren die Zeit in der sie lebten genauso spannend und ereignisreich wie jene der Tudor Dynastie?
Die "Horrible Histories" sind eine erfolgreiche englische Buchreihe illustrierter, lustiger Geschichtsbücher.
Jun 04, 2013 Tomas rated it liked it
The rulers after the Tudors were about as interesting and amazing as the Tudors. This history book all about the Stuarts was very informative and I really enjoyed this Terry Deary book full of fantastic figures and fun facts.
This one manages to get a much lower rating than the others because I felt it wasn't needed to mention Mary Stuarts weight 'Mary was a large woman but there is no record of the damage to the beds' Why is that needed? I worry about kids reading this and thinking it is okay to make jokes about peoples weights. It is not. It shouldn't even be focused on. I wanted to learn about Mary and Williams rule, not how much she weighed. And once again, on page 123, Deary uses the word fat to describe Anne's ...more
Oct 18, 2014 Will rated it really liked it
Fun trip through the bits of 17th century England they don't tell you about. But the writer appears to take the slimy "warming pan" story seriously.... as well as the one about the Scottish Convenaters martyred by wicked Richard III The Daughter of Time. Now that's slimy!
Jul 07, 2016 Neri. rated it really liked it
Funny, witty and very informative. These book series makes history interesting for kids and adults. Interesting facts and funny illustrations make this book even more enjoyable.
Sep 08, 2015 Siobhan rated it really liked it
As a child history was one of my favourite school subjects thus making Horrible Histories the perfect books for me.

Nowadays children have the television series yet I belong to the older group that had the books. Personally, I believe any child who has an interest in history should give these books a go. They’re truly gripping and so many topics are covered.

Honestly, Horrible Histories are well worth a read.
"The Slimy Stuarts" is full of foul but fascinating facts about lousy life for the plague-ridden Stuarts. Here you'll find out about suffering school children, revolting Roundheads and crafty Cavaliers. It's a great introduction for me for this book series that somehow makes history less archaic and boring than the usual, and actually makes it fun to learn facts, dates and figures. Kudos to Deary for this effort.

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Title The Slimy Stuarts (Horrible Histories)
Author Terry Deary
Aug 12, 2012 Carmen rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
Just re-read this book. I know less about the Stuarts than I do the Tudors, so this one of the series was a bit more informative for me. I had to laugh out loud when I read this part, "The Illness is Heavy bleeding. The cure would be write the word Veronica on your left thumb." What I really liked about this part is that it is a match the illness with the cure page. Now that really keeps your interest. In reading historical fiction, the conflicts between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers were som ...more
Daniel Smith
May 11, 2016 Daniel Smith rated it really liked it
Slimy Stuarts, by Terry Deary, is a novella about life during the Stuart period of English history. While this time period might be lesser known to those who live in America, I found this book extremely interesting and informative. The book talks about all of the monarchs during this time, and every story surrounding them. While the book is a bit gory and immature, I thought that it just added to how interesting the book was. This book was intended for about a sixth grade audience and was an eas ...more
Tahmineh Shadowsong
I love it!!!!!
Dec 29, 2015 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Okay let's talk about the Horrible Histories.

You may be aware of them as a TV show, which I highly, highly recommend, but you may not be aware that they are also books! Which I also recommend!

It's hard to talk about the Horrible Histories specifically. They're hysterical short nonfiction books consisting of maybe 120 pages tops? Aimed at children, they set out to tell you all about the really nasty side of history, which I am always down for. They're smart and funny with great illustrations, and
Ben Wright
Jul 10, 2015 Ben Wright rated it it was amazing
For nostalgias sake I really wanna give this 5 stars, it was books like these that got me hooked on history as a kid thus I feel like it deserves all the praise it gets. It was witty and funny, with the right amount of cheesy jokes and intriguing facts of the period. Will definitely need to read all these books again at some point
Jul 31, 2016 Katya rated it it was amazing
Full of Humor but yet has loads of facts, a perfect balance. Love it , recommend it.
Mark Louie Parcasio
May 16, 2016 Mark Louie Parcasio rated it really liked it
I thought this'd be as boring as the other Horrible Histories I read recently but...
Jan 19, 2015 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another funny Horrible Histories book full of facts.....fascinating and horrible but always informative & fun too
Jul 30, 2007 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: youngadult, history
If you're not a fan of reading history books intended for adults, then the Horrible Histories series is the perfect way to learn. It has a great sense of humor and keeps history entertaining. I discovered this series at the British Museum in London and have been addicted ever since!
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it liked it
Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant. They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children
Caitlyn Van
Lekker kennis vreten!!!!
Mar 30, 2013 Bill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, young-reader
I'm learning quite a bit from these! They do give a reasonable (if pessimistic) impression of what life was like. But what has the author got against teachers?
Wasn't looking forward to this book, but found it interesting, comical and easy to get through.
I think the book was really funny and silly and I can't wait to read another one of these books!
Angela Alcorn
Interesting, grotty trivia about a particularly dirty era. Lots of fun, too!
Jun 23, 2011 Niamh rated it really liked it
It was a great book like the whole series. Funny and entertaining as usual.
Dec 24, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
A fun and entertaining read. A very enjoyable way to learn about this topic.
Oct 18, 2013 Jocelyn rated it really liked it
Interesting and I learned some things I never knew off.
Oct 16, 2011 Rosanne rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rosanne by: Celeste
Read this at the 11th birthday of my cousin. Brilliant!
A really interesting kids history book.
Jan 26, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great Horrible Histories book.
Neville Ridley-smith
Jul 10, 2012 Neville Ridley-smith rated it really liked it
These are just great.
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A former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages ...more
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