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Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (Horrible Histories Special)

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This horrible history takes you charging back in time to days of chivalry, when knights clanked about in armour waving weapons, peasants cleaned up the mess afterwards, and everyone lived in dark, dingy, horrible homes. Find out about dreadful dungeons, ghastly ghosts, and the famous Saint George.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 20th 1997 by Hippo (first published 1997)
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Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. In the usual equation of humor + violence + gore + good drawing = good book, this Horrible History focuses on the era of Knights. It has reports on battles and what gave who the upper hand. This book also contains information about ancient tournaments, such as jousting and melées and then teaches you techniques for winning them.
As usual, what Horrible History book would be complete without a timeline showing you the most well-known events of the time of Knights. Some of th
May 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
One thing I learned in this book is that when William the Bastard of Normandy came and invaded England in 1066, he brought a pre-fab castle with him. Who knew? I didn't realize that pre fab was around that long!
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a very quick read and a insanely evil one, haha! black british humor at its best. many squeals and bursts of laughter. this book entertains highly, although sadly for a too little time :P I could have read much more of this hilarious stuff. and it's not even nonsense! while wiping off tears of laughter we also learn a lot about history and its quirky facts. terribly awesome book :D
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 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
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bakpao-keju
Best way to tell about histories is to tell it humorously (^v^)
Dec 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
history IS horrible
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Childhood memories, first thing I do when I go home is re-read all these books :).
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Come direbbe Homer "Mitticco !!!"
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good fun read
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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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