Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (11 of 19)


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Barmy British Empire (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary
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1.0 out of 5 stars Leftist Nonsense, 31 Oct 2011
I am a teacher and I had this book in my classroom, allowing my children to read it until picking it up and flicking through it. Now it is removed from the classroom. This book propounds exactly the kind of miserable, self-hating post-colonial guilt which is contributing to the slow demise of our society. I completely agree that horrible atrocities were committed during these years, but the book is not just highlighting that, it is unrelenting in its criticism of Britain in general, both before and after the Empire.

It is quite obviously an attempt to indoctrinate children into a Leftist way of thinking - it is filled with guile towards Britain and other favourite hate targets of… Read more

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