Horrible Histories: Barmy British Empire

Fatter. Funnier. And with bigger pics. A new chunky edition: the same historical splattering of laughter, blood and gore. Say hello to the Barmy Brits. Lots of countries beat them at football. But no one beats them at horrible history. Were the Brits happy sitting at home being yucky? Oh no! They spread their weirdness all around the world. Which involved: a massive Empire. Cruel conquerors. Savage slavers. Rotten rebels. Wearing a necklace made of 50 human skulls. Using a coffin as a wardrobe. Told you they were barmy!

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  • Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.

    Awards

    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

  • Martin Brown

    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.

    Awards

    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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