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Product description

The Terrible Tudors weren’t just terrible. They were a heck of a horrible bunch! What with Henry VIII and his unlucky wives, and beastly Queen Bess and her slaughtered suitors, even the Tudor kings and queens were royally rotten! So find out…

  • Why Henry VIII thought he’d married a horse
  • Which terrible torture methods the twisted Tudors used
  • Which shocking swear words they simply loved to say
  • How an awful Tudor axeman kept botching the job
  • What foul food the Tudors ate

Plus there are bloody beheadings, a mysterious murder, lots of curious quizzes and some gruesome games. History just doesn’t get more horrible!

Product Details


Horrible Histories





Date published

May 7th, 2007

Other details
  • 144 pages


UK edition


Terry Deary

Martin Brown


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  1. tomgates27
    on 10 May 2014

    i love all the horrible history boooks i have read so far they are fun to read but also very educational

    5out of 5
  2. preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
  3. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

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

    a good and funny way to learn about the ‘terrible tudors’, i have all of the books and i really enjoy all the different series! 5/5 XD

  5. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  6. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013


  7. hamy1710
    on 3 March 2012

    very good

  8. lids
    on 2 March 2012

    ive read this in our class when we were learning about tudors

  9. raymond88
    on 8 April 2011

    I liked this book because I found out so much about the tudors. Do you know in tudor times peoole pooed into a bucket and threw it out the window! And in 1520 Henry viii and Francis i of france had a fight, and Francis tripped Henry up!Out of 10 i’d give it 9 because it was so intresting and I would certainay recamend it.

    4out of 5
  10. raymond68
    on 25 March 2011

    I enjoyed this book because it doesn’t just tell you about the Tudors it tells you all about the crimes, and even Shakespeares plays, I will give it 10 out of 10, and would recommend it to a friend.

  11. xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    History at its best! explore the tudor world with this hilarious book

    5out of 5
  12. tipperary
    on 20 January 2011

    the head he is holding looks like JEDWARD hahahaha

    4out of 5
  13. HHloversogrusome
    on 14 January 2011

    I think this book is good for people who like blood,guts,head-chopping and grusome food.

    5out of 5
  14. buffythevampireslayer09
    on 19 January 2009

    this book is for people very funny and like discusting things i have read this but i thought it was horrible i didn’t like it at all!

    1out of 5