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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 30 January 2013
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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on 9 October 2016
Bought for my daughter as we went to London for a few days. Plus she loves horrible histories (so do I). Really good book full of historical facts
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on 11 October 2017
Great range for 7-10yeae olds. My dsughter loves the series and the accompanying books. Great to give them a little insight and interest in history. Written in the style of a natator just like the programs.
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on 16 January 2012
As with all this series, this book is enjoyable for the adult first, the children second. It is written on several levels. Children see the facts, bright youngsters see the double meanings, and adults see the hidden implications. As a committed non-history fan, I wish I could afford to buy them all!
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on 12 March 2014
Another really good book from the Horibble History series. Very informative with all the full weight of information and facts. The drawings are good, some a bit scruffy and illegible , but that helps make it so funny. Having lived in London for 45 years, I never dreamed there was so much to know about this World city. A really great read. Highly recommended.
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on 18 October 2010
As with all Terry Deary 'histories' it does what it says on the cover and doesn't disappoint. We use this in Year 2 as an extra information 'source' for our KS1 topic on London (including the Great Fire)whilst the more advanced readers really enjoy dipping into this in search of the gory bits! AB-SO-BLOOMIN'-LUTELY LUVVERLY!
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on 28 June 2017
was a gift
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on 7 August 2015
as always another interesting book from Horrible Histories.
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on 8 December 2014
Bought as I thought it would contain more information on the fire of London. This is has much broader information inside. Good book though, not many pictures.
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on 1 September 2014
You can't beat Learning about the past any better way than with Horrible Histories
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