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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

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439944052

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

May 7th, 2007

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Terry Deary

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TERRY DEARY

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and currently lives in County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher. He spends his time writing and directing for his television production company, managing his website, terry-deary.com, and touring his Horrible Histories exhibition. Terry is the author of 116 books in the UK and over 250 more worldwide, mainly for children and teenagers, including the popular non-fiction series Horrible Histories. Horrible Histories were launched in 1993 and are now sold in 28 languages from Russia to Brazil, Scandinavia to China.

In 2003, Horrible Histories celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

In 1996 Terry was the best selling British children’s author with 5 of his books in the top ten best-sellers of the year (Waterstones Book Shop tables). In August 1997 he was still leading the way with thirteen titles in the top forty. (Bookseller listings). In 1999, The Daily Telegraph recorded that he outsold Enid Blyton by four to one and a Libraries survey made him the most-borrowed author of non-fiction in Britain – adult and children’s books. Terry currently holds 8 out of the 10 slots for ‘Most Borrowed Children’s Non-Fiction’ authors in the Public Lending Rights annual survey covering July 1998-June 1999. In November 1999 Books for Keeps magazine readers voted him “The outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century”.

Terry’s district council have awarded Terry an “oscar” as one of their top citizens and Sunderland University have awarded Terry an Honorary Doctorate in Education (HonDEd) which was awarded in July 2000.

In early 1998, the Top Ten series was launched with two titles written by Terry, Top Ten Shakespeare Stories and Top Ten Greek Legends.

Terry’s latest additions to the Horrible Histories series are the Horrible Histories Special: France and Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishment. And if Horrible Histories wasn’t keeping him busy enough Terry has also contributed a range of titles to the True Stories series including True Mystery Stories and True Horror Stories.

The Horrible Histories exhibition is up and running in museums around Britain until 2003. He has also just set up a television production company and is negotiating to make a series of audio tapes and writing radio scripts for BBC World Service.

“If you haven’t come across ‘Horrible Histories’ before you’ve missed a true publishing phenomenon – Terry Deary seems to have invented a whole new genre with his series of books looking at history in an entirely different way.” Books Magazine, July 96

“I do not like reading very much and my Mum is pleased that I have found some books I like so much that I read them without being asked!” Fan letter from 10-year-old boy

For more information why not visit www.terry-deary.com or join his fan club?

Martin Brown

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Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

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  1. Bellasara 113282

    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
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    preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
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    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. Pearl 113298

    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

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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    good

  7. Petula 113689

    hamy1710
    on 3 March 2012

    very good

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    lids
    on 2 March 2012

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

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    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
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    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. Bellasara 113282

    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

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

    5out of 5
  12. Petula 113689

    tipperary
    on 20 January 2011

    the head he is holding looks like JEDWARD hahahaha

    4out of 5
  13. Love stargirl 113412

    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
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    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