From bizarre tsars and evil emperors to crazy kings and queens, people all around the world have suffered at the hands of their rulers for centuries.
Whether they're nutty or nasty, fat or foul, those in charge rarely get it right.
Want to know:
* who gave the job of high priest to a donkey?
* who choked to death while eating a crow?
* who celebrated victory by eating his enemy's head?
Read on for the power-crazed president who still rules from the grave and find out about the suffering slave who was ordered to collect 500 kilos of spider webs for his boss.
Meet Genghis the Mongolian murderer and discover just how terrible Ivan really was.
History has never been so horrible!'
Standing at c 8.5" high, this is larger than the regular 'Horrible History' series of books titles.
Colourful paperback covers open to 174 matt pages, split over 17 main chapters with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written in various fonts with the usual Deary wit, e.g.:
'Henry VIII of England was a popular young prince. But once the crown was on his head he turned nasty. He didn't just have his enemies executed - he also had his old 'friends' chopped and a couple of his wives lopped...........'
'Rudolf was NOT a red-nosed reindeer, he was King of Austria.....'
Various fonts, with black and white illustrations & cartoons throughout.