Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings (Classic Edition)

The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know…

  • Why the vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking?
  • How to build a vicious Viking longboat?
  • Which vicious Viking god dressed up as a woman?

Read on for hordes of frightening facts about these vile invaders and their savage Saxon enemies! From cruel kings and vengeful Viking warriors to the mean and miserable slaves, it’s a story of beastly battles, truly terrible torture techniques and messy murders. Eeek!

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    I love history and this amazing facts

    8 March 2014

  • liked it

    I enjoyed reading this book. It is also educational too.A fun way to learn about the gruesome past, I`d give it a 4/5 though :P

    9 March 2013

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    A vicious book

    9 March 2013

  • loved it

    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

    6 March 2013

  • really funny way to learn about vikings , i have all of the books and i really enjoy all the different series!

    6 March 2013

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  • Terry deary 4980

    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.

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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.

    Awards

    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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