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It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

Want to know: • who was sentenced to death – by coffee? • where you could be whipped for flying a kite? • why a cockerel was burnt at the stake?

Find out the truth about brutal school beatings, test you local policeman, and see if you can escape beheading in the Tower of London game.

Product Details


Horrible Histories





Date published

July 5th, 2012

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Other details

  • 128 pages



UK edition

Part of this Series


Terry Deary

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What kids think

  1. preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5 out of 5
  2. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    a good way to learn about the worst crimes in history, i have all of the books & really enjoy all the different series!

  3. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  4. catlover96
    on 6 March 2013

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

  5. Sherlock25
    on 5 March 2013

    Great learning about historical crimes :)

  6. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013


    3 out of 5