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The Terrible Tudors (Horrible Histories) Paperback – Illustrated, 18 Jun 1993

4.2 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Hippo; 1st UK Paperback Edition edition (18 Jun. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439954371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590552905
  • ASIN: 0590552902
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 909,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Foul facts about the cruellest kings and meanest queens ever to rule England!

Terry Deary and Martin Brown’s brilliant books about the nastiest periods in history have now—with the help of some astounding actors—been transformed into a series of audio extravaganzas. Featuring new, extra material not found anywhere in the books, these sound spectaculars are just as thrilling and spilling, funny and fast as their printed counterparts. Horrible Histories are guaranteed to bring you history with the nasty bits left in!

So, if you want to hear the terrible tale of an awful axeman and brush up your knowledge of Tudor torture, or if you’ve ever wondered exactly why Henry VIII thought he’d married a horse, this is the cassette for you! It’s packed with sketches, quizzes and revolting recipes which—when mixed with poems, jokes, mini-dramas and real life re-enactments—tell you the kind of foul facts which just aren’t available from a classroom education!

History has never been so horrible … --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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This book is, contrary to some views, a very good read. It is designed to make learning about the "Terrible" Tudors fun, and it achieves this with flying colours.

The book not only introduces the monarchs of the time, such as the infamous Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, but also what conditions were like to live and work, what food there was available, and some Terrible Tudor customs!

Overall, a perfect book to read for children and teenagers alike, combining Terry Deary's perfect humour with facts which will stick with the reader for the rest of their lives!
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...from cruel kings and queens to poor peasants and common criminals.

Want to know:

* some terrible Tudor swear words?
* about terrible Tudor torture?
* why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse?

Read on to find some foul facts, some horrendous beheadings, a mysterious murder, some curious quizzes and gruesome games.
History has never been so horrible!'

A witty, colourful cover opens to 135 pages, split over chapters:

1. The terrible Tudors
2. Terrible Tudor Times
3. Terrible Tudor life and death
4. Terrible Tudor schools
5. Tudor crime...and terrible punishments
6. Terrible Shakespeare
7. Terrible Tudor mystery
8. Terrible Tudor kings and queens
9. Terrible Tudor witches
10. Terrible Tudor food
11. Terrible Tudor fun and games
12. Terrible Tudor sailors
13. Terrible Tudor clothes
14. Terrible Tudor life for women

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Written with the typical Deary humour, aided by Neil Tonge, ~ in a variety of type styles, with superb illustrations throughout, from Martin Brown.

Find out more in Even More Terrible Tudors!
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Terry Deary is back again, giving you all of the grizzly, gruesome details that schoolteachers fail to mention. That said, you shouldn't be scared of giving this to a kid - it won't give them nightmares, but it will make them want to learn more, and that's all that really matters.

This time, Deary's work is illustrated by Neil Tonge rather than Martin Brown, but it still maintains the same feel and the same style that you'll be used to if you've read other books in the series. The Terrible Tudors might not be the best place to start, but you're still going to love it.
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This is a great book that engages the reader in history. I disagree with people who say it's rubbish because it's aimed at CHILDREN and CHILDREN won't buy boring things. So stop saying that it's tedious and boring and incorrect because it's not. The book is hilarious with good facts and certainly got me into history. All they taught me about was Henry VII but this book taught me about the poorer Tudors. Great book. And for people who say the drawings are rubbish and cheap, look at Diary of Wimpy Kid.
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A most entertaining way to learn historical facts. My grandson loves it and I gave it to him in time for a homework project on Tudors. It has certainly made his homework more interesting to him and has encouraged him to write more detail in his work as previously, he has been reluctant to put pen to paper, finding it tedious. The facts are all there and the book makes you want to learn more.
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A fantastic way to inspire kids' interest in History. My 11 year-old daughter loves the whole series and has done since she was about 7, with no sign of the interest abating. I would thoroughly recommend.
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Glanced at our granddaughter's copy and thought it was excellent, so bought this copy for our friend's birthday (he's 70+ and 'into' this historic period). Sure he'll enjoy and learn something new from it.
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I think the author did a lot of research
I loved the whole book it was so much fun to read
I would recommend this book to people of all ages
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