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Horrible Histories: Who's Horrible in History Award-winning team

by Terry Deary (author) and Martin Brown (illustrator) (UK edition)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product description

Fifty foul people from history – personally selected by His Dearyness for their beastly behaviour.

Split into ten sections including: Awful Assassins, Rotten Rebels, Wicked Women, Crazy Criminals, Ruthless Rulers, etc.

Each section follows a different format – stories, newspaper articles, diary entries, fact files and so on.

Product Details


Horrible Histories







Date published

September 1st, 2011

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Other details

  • 80 pages



UK edition


Terry Deary

Photo of Terry Deary

Martin Brown

Photo of Martin Brown


  1. Salwa
    on 12 December 2015

    I just finished this

    I just finished this book a few weeks ago myeslf and continue to enjoy the series. I actually purchased all of the books, well minus book six which is for some reason unavailable on EVERY site in the world. I also got the three books of the Ellie Chronicles, LOL.You might try audio for them, I got book six through Michelleb4s last blog .. =-.

    3out of 5

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What kids think

  1. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    Amazing, Terry Deary is amazing.

  2. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    Horrible history amazing book

  3. BookMonster57
    on 8 March 2014

    This book is amazing. you will love the comics and they are by a great imagination!

  4. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    best history book ever

    5out of 5
  5. preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
  6. queenie13
    on 9 March 2013

    love this book

    5out of 5
  7. pawprint2
    on 8 March 2013

    my brother has like all of these

    4out of 5
  8. supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    a funny but weird book.

    5out of 5
  9. Too-Amazayn
    on 6 March 2013

    the Horrible History books are brilliant and funny and you don’t even realise that you’re learning stuff.

  10. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    funny way to learn history, i have all of the books and i really enjoy all the different series! dont teach you this cool stuff at school, well a few things

  11. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  12. catlover96
    on 6 March 2013

    Horrible Histories are by FAR the funniest way to learn about history. Pretty awesome!

  13. sunnyrainbow123
    on 5 March 2013


    RATE:8/10 RECOMMEND:7+

  14. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    this book is a good information book for children i enjoyed learning and reading at the same time

  15. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013


    5out of 5
  16. 1Dluver2002
    on 4 March 2013

    this is a really good tv series i have watched every single episode of horrible history at ;east twice

  17. Magicme11
    on 3 March 2013

    funny and gross!I really liked it.

    3out of 5
  18. alex23
    on 16 January 2012

    i love this book