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4.0 out of 5 stars Terry Deary presents York's history in an appealing way.
Terry Deary presents York's history in a child appealing way

'Take a whistle-stop tour of York's foul but fascinating history, as home to the Ruthless Romans, Smashing Saxons and of course, those Vicious Vikings.
Discover which deadly diseases plagued the city and the truth about Turpin and Fawkes.....
Plot your path to the past with the frightful...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This book was bought as a Christmas present so cannot say very much about it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Terry Deary presents York's history in an appealing way., 15 Nov 2006
Terry Deary presents York's history in a child appealing way

'Take a whistle-stop tour of York's foul but fascinating history, as home to the Ruthless Romans, Smashing Saxons and of course, those Vicious Vikings.
Discover which deadly diseases plagued the city and the truth about Turpin and Fawkes.....
Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map and discover York's sinister secrets - meet at the Minster, the home of battling bishops, amble through the blood-soaked Shambles and then climb to Micklegate - where so many traitors headed off.
History has never been so horrible!'

Written with the usual Terry Deary wit, this is a superb history book dedicated to the City of YORK.

96 packed pages, split over 14 main chapters:-

* York timeline
* Bad Brit Brigantes
* Violent Vikings
* Nasty Normans
* Awful archbishops
* Clifford's Tower
* Terrible truths
* Micklegate Bar
* York's Fawkes
* Woeful women
* The truth about Turpin
* City of spooks
* What do you know about York?
* Brutal Bedern Hall

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Also includes a 'frightful fold-out map', from the front cover and a fold-out from the back cover, entitled:-
'The Horrible Highlights of York' .

Written in various fonts with numerous and humorous black and white illustrations that are sure to draw the most reluctant eye!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for local history, 3 Oct 2011
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born in york reading this fact book is great for kids history lessons and adults will like it i learned alot about my local history just right amount of info for the reader not to shallow and not to deep
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super book amusingly written and very accessible., 30 Jan 2011
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Ideal for children and adults alike. My wife is the historian here and she said it was comprehensive but succinct.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 3 Jan 2014
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As always Horrible History books bring history to life in an exciting way. As we live in York this was an obvious Christmas present which the whole family has enjoyed reading, even the greats!! Would definitely recommend this book to history lovers...especially if you like the yucky bits!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for history lovers, 25 Jun 2013
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This is my one of my favourite horrible history books worth the amount you pay would recommend y get in sale though
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun book series, 30 Jan 2013
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I like the series, they are funny and tell some of the lesser told parts of history.
One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish.
the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved.
Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars York, 18 Dec 2012
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I am 29 and bought this book for my 11 year old son being both big big fans of York, this book is brilliant and would advise anyone to buy it of ANY age group.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 13 Dec 2014
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This book was bought as a Christmas present so cannot say very much about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 July 2014
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truly greusome
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