Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles

Strong, cool and good-looking. Nope, we don’t mean you. We’re talking castles! Back in the nasty past, every powerful person needed one. You know: a place to hole up when things got scary. Plus, a brilliant base for when you were attacking someone. Say hello to the ultimate powerhouse: easy to defend, hard to attack, and super cool to look at! (Even better, it proved you were stinking rich if you could afford to build one.) From towering turrets to dark dungeons, check out Britain’s coolest castles. Plus – discover the sieges, treachery, danger and intrigue that went on inside them!

  • A brilliant guide to Britain’s castles and their history
  • All the coolest castles, from Tintagel to Caernarfon
  • Horrid tales of adventure, danger, magic and war
  • Jokes, facts, humour and fun in classic Horrible style

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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.


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

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    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.


    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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