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History gets even more horrible when you’re on the wrong side of the law! From vile villains to dark dungeons and cruel convict ships sailing to Australia, get the whole horrible story of past punishments and crimes! Find out who was sentenced to death by coffee, where you could be whipped for flying a kite, and why a cockerel was burnt at the stake. Learn the truth about savage school beatings, test the wits of your local policeman – and see if you can escape a brutal beheading in the Tower of London game! It’s history with all the nasty bits!

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Horrible Histories





Date published

July 5th, 2012

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  • 128 pages


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Terry Deary

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  1. Default avatar

    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
  2. Pearl 113298

    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. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  4. Avatar cat 761729

    on 6 March 2013

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

  5. Avatar lion 761782

    on 5 March 2013

    Great learning about historical crimes :)

  6. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013


    3out of 5