Helps readers discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle.
The Stuarts. They don't sound very terrible, do they? They sound almost like your boring next-door neighbours. But you'll soon change your mind once you hear the sickening story which started when gibbering King James I took the throne. Now you can find out...*why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas * which king picked his nose and never washed his hands * why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!) Plus there are the dreadful deeds of the Revolting Roundheads, the gruesome truth about ghastly Guy Fawkes, tragic tales of women accused of witchcraft, and the ever-present threat of the perilous plague! The Stuarts have never been so sickening!
Some people in the past spent their whole lives fighting wars, so you can imagine how vicious they became. People like the Normans had to be really nasty.
The stormin' Normans were squidged into a corner of northern France and wanted to spread out - get more land. So they fought their way out. And it worked! Some Normans, like William the Conqueror, hardly ever lost a battle. How did he do it? By being nastier than his enemies.
History is horrible. Especially in school. Have you noticed how teachers never tell you anything? They ask you something and expect you to know! They use funny new words and ask you to guess what they mean! How on earth can they expect that? And they use posh words to describe the really horrible bits of history...
Then, just when there's a chance that history lessons may be getting interesting, the teacher stops and refuses to tell you the gory details.
Were the Celts really cut-throats? And why? And what did they do with those heads? What you need is a book that tells you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, What you need is a Horrible History of the cut-throat Celts!
The gorgeous Georgians may have loved preening in mirrors and prancing about in powdered wigs and pantaloons, but trust us - they were really rotten underneath! From lords and ladies' sneaky schemes for hiding their personal hygiene problems to the horrible hardships suffered by the poor, find out the REAL story. It's got horrible highwaymen, raging revolutions, plundering pirates, and guys wearing wigs and make-up. Plus the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers! It's better than Hollywood - and _much more horrible!
It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: · What vile Victorian parents called their children? · Who had a gruesome glass eye for every occasion? · When the first public loo was flushed? Discover all the foul facts about the Vile Victorians - all the gore and more
Want to know: Who got cow pats as Christmas presents?
Why wearing a pig on your head is lucky?
How to make a dead Saxon happy?
Discover all the foul facts about the SMASHING SAXONS - all the gore and more!
Want to know: How to tell the future with a dead chicken? What Roman soldiers wore under their kilts? How ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky? Discover all the foul facts about the Rotten Romans - all the gore and more!
Find out about powerful priests, weird warriors, and the cunning Conquistadors, in this book which provides the foulest facts about Motecuhzoma, Cuahtemoc and other Angry Aztecs whose idea of fun was ripping out human hearts. Part of a series of books about history with the nasty bits left in!
Frightful First World War
Want to know: Why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets?
Why sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack?
What the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses?
Discover all the foul facts about the FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR - all the gore and more!
Woeful Second World War
Want to know: Who made a meal out of maggots?
Which smelly soldiers were sniffed out by their enemies?
Why white knickers could kill you?
Discover all the foul facts about the WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR - all the gore and more!
All the foul facts 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 for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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