Horrible Histories: Top 50 Kings and Queens

Terry’s royal wall of shame! Who’s who of the murderous monarchs? Maybe you think being a king or queen is all about swanky outfits and garden parties. Um – wrong. Very wrong. If these ruthless rulers are any guide, it’s about how many heads you can chop off! And who better to reveal their dreadful deeds than the reigning king of yuck, Terry Deary? This colour hardback is basically a wall of shame for British monarchs from the past right up to the now. (Yep: they’re horrible and homegrown.) Expect more foul facts, loathsome lists and cool cartoons than King Henry VIII had wives!

  • A royal who’s who by Horrible guru Terry Deary
  • British monarchs from ancient times to today
  • Full-colour cartoons and snappy quick facts
  • Great for homework and school projects

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  • I loved this book I also like all the cool facts and illustrations these are my faves henry VIII Victoria George III George VI

    21 March 2019

  • This book is okay. I “liked it.” Colorfully colorful!

    29 July 2016

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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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