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Gruesome Guides: York (Horrible Histories) Paperback – 1 Mar 2010
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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.
A colourful cover opens to 96 packed pages, split over main chapters:
1. York timeline
2. Bad Brit Brigantes
3. Violent Vikings
4. Nasty Normans
5. Awful archbishops
6. Clifford's Tower
7. Terrible truths
8. Micklegate Bar
9. York's Fawkes
10. Woeful women
11. The truth about Turpin
12. City of spooks
13. What do you know about York?
14. 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 type styles, with numerous, humorous black & white illustrations, which are likely to draw the most reluctant eye.
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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