Horribly Famous: Oliver Cromwell and his Not-So Civil War

You’ve probably heard of Oliver Cromwell. He is dead famous for: giving King Charles I the chop, clobbering Cavaliers with his Roundheads, and having some rather revolting warts. But did you know that Oliver cancelled Christmas and banned swearing, went to a party covered in poo – and was hanged and beheaded after he died? Yes – even though he’s dead, Oliver’s still full of surprises!

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  • Alan MacDonald

    Alan MacDonald lives in Nottingham. He writes both non-fiction and fiction as well as writing for radio and TV. He has a particularly good track record for writing page-turning and accessible historical books.

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    Alan MacDonald won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for The Great Brain Robbery in 2004.

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    Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines books.

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    Philip has won many major awards, including the Nestle Smarties and Blue Peter prizes for Mortal Engines, the Guardian prize for A Darkling Plain and the Carnegie medal for Here Lies Arthur.

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