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England (Horrible Histories Special) Paperback – 18 Jun 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (18 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439979285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439979283
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,515,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I totally disagree with the first reviewers opinion. I bought the first of Terry Deary's books seven years ago, 'The Awesome Egyptians', and I continue to be a great fan of his work. His original facts, combined with jokes and brilliant illustrations from Martin Brown, combine to make this book a truly worthwile purchase. I strongly urge you to buy this book and many others, because of its originality and humour.
An absolutely 5 star read
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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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'The Horrible History of England reveals the awful truth behind the rebellions, riots and rumpuses that have made England what it is today (whatever that is).
From the cruel Celts right up to the terrible 20th century it is a tale that will make you quake.

Want to know:

* which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs?
* why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings?
* which English king was accused of being a werewolf?

Whether it is plague, fir and civil war, or roast beef, fish and chips and a cup of tea, if it's got anything to do with the English, it's in this book. Mull over the miseries of Middle Ages monarchs, discover ten ways to be killed down a Victorian mine, and find out which dreadful days in history to celebrate with a day off school.
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 192 matt pages split over chapters:

1. Barmy Britons
2. Island invaders
3. Miserable Middle Ages
4. Creepy country
5. Batty beliefs and curious customs
6. The revolting English
7. Terrible Tudors and slimy Stuarts
8. Cruel criminals
9. Gorgeous Georgians and vile Victorians
10. Woe for workers
11. Kruel for kids
12. Terrible 20th Century
13. What's English?
14. Awful for animals

sandwiched between an introduction and an epilogue.

Various fonts, with black and white illustrations & cartoons throughout.

'History is horrible but it is MORE horrible in some places than others. Some places have all the luck....the BAD luck. And England is one of them..............
AND the poor English have had to suffer the rain as well!.....
And here's another funny thing. Saint George wasn't even English. So why did the English pick him for their saint?'
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Great books, especially for children who are interested in history. Here they can learn some more aspects of interesting history, that you wouldn't find in normal history books. Our boys (8 and 11) loved it!!
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I've read this book something like 10 times and I still look at it everynow and then.A book for kids of 10+ or they wouldn't really understand any of the jokes. This is quite old but still fabulous, as are all in the series. You'll remember stuff from this book for the rest of your life! You'd better buy this. Now.
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Bought for my son, who loves all the horrible histories.
Great book, as always great for getting kids reading and learning at the same time.
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