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England (Horrible Histories Special)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  190 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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? - ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 18th 2004 by Scholastic
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Wayne
Aug 13, 2009 Wayne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: History and Horror Lovers!
Recommended to Wayne by: The "Horrible" series
This makes a breezy but interesting read between the heavier tomes.
And it is so informative.
I especially like the fact that he mentions people who generally NEVER make it into the pages of the majority of history books AND facts too!
eg.Agnes Ellyot of Sussex who went to a water pit at 4am on a winter morning and fell in.Young girls drowned in wells and ponds while fetching water, making death by drowning the largest cause of death for women of the Elizabethan era and into the 1700's.In the Midd
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Chent Higson
Even though I'm about 4-6 years above it's target audience, the Horrible Histories books are still pretty great for a quick, funny and actually educational read. Also I love England to pieces so this was even better.
The books and the show are quite probably the reasons I didn't fail Modern or Ancient History at school.
Pixie
Excellent mix of historical fact and entertainment, with the horrible bits left in!
Catherine Woodman
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
Whitney
Interesting and short read on the more gruesome (but not too gruesome) parts of English history. These are written for kids and there are several in the series, that include Vikings, etc.. I plan on getting more.
Evie
Great if you want to find out more about England's (bloody) history. Filled with examples and therefore accessible to anyone who has a slight interest in history. Informative in a very informal way.
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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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