Horrible Histories Vicious Vikings Book Review

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Discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings the truth and nothing but the truth with all the gory details left in!

Viking Invaders

We are eased in to the book gently at first with amusing adverts as to why a young Viking would want to sign up for the adventure of invading Britain. Another amusing section is the Think Like a Viking chapter where Viking poems and sayings make a lot of sense. For instance, “Do not laugh at the old and grey, there may be wise things they have to say”. Then we continue to learn about Viking Gods and myths such as tales of dwarves and elves or of evil giants.

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Horrible Histories Stormin Normans Book Review

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Would you like to read how the Norman knights slept with dollies? Why is this you may ask? The answer to this and more is featured in Horrible Histories Stormin Normans where kids can read in grisly detail about the Norman Conquests and the Crusades. With foul facts and gruesome jokes the kids will be engrossed from start to finish while learning about this important historical era.

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Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons Book Review

Read all the foul facts of how the Saxons went from ruthless invaders and rulers to peasants under Norman rule in Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons.

Laughs and Gore in Abundance

The first good chortle in Smashing Saxons is the diary of Vortigern or at least what the Horrible Histories writers imagined Vortigern would have written to describe how he capitulated to the Saxons. We like the way the writers turn facts into amusing anecdotes in this way and the kids enjoyed it too!

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Johnny Armstrong: The Most Famous of the Scottish Border Reivers

The Border Reivers lived fought and raided within a few miles of either side of the border between Scotland and England in the Middle Ages. These fighting gangs were revered and spent most of their time thieving and raiding farms and villages along the border. One of the most famous men of the Scottish gangs was a man named Johnny Armstrong. So, who was this man and what was his story?

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Robert the Bruce: The King Who Secured Scotland’s Independence

Robert the Bruce who lived from 1274 to 1329 was perhaps one of the foremost influential figures of the Scottish Middle Ages as he was the person who secured Scottish Independence from England around 1318 and is still a symbolic figure of the identity of Scotland today. Let’s take a look at the man and the myth.

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