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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Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts Book Review

Get ready for another gruesome trip through history! Slimy Stuarts covers from the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 through to 1714 when the last of the Stuarts passed away. It’s a great way for children to learn what life was like during the reign of the Stuarts warts and all with all the slimy facts presented in all their gory detail.

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Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors Book Review

horrible-histories-terrible-tudors-book Were the Tudors really terrible? This Horrible Histories edition tells us all the nasty facts regarding the Tudors rather than offering just the nice bits about this regal dynasty that some books and movies do. Take a truthful trip through Tudor life to see if you think you would have liked to live under these gruesome kings and queens.

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Horrible Histories Wicked Words Book Review: Murky Medieval Jokes Await You!

Have you ever wondered where certain words or sayings come from? Horrible Histories Wicked Words Book has all the answers you are looking for! It is packed full of explanations as to the origins of the English Language over the centuries along with foul facts, lots of gore and more!

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Horrible Histories Middle Ages Book Review

Discover all the foul facts about the Middle Ages including all the guts and gore when reading Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages but Not as We Know It!

Horrible Histories has a formidable reputation when it comes to honestly covering history as it was with no sugar coating or skipping over the bad bits. From the invasion of the Vikings through to Christopher Columbus there is plenty of gruesome detail to get your teeth into. The Nasty Normans and the feudal system is covered in detail along with the peasant’s revolt and gruesome facts such as heads on poles. Disappointingly the leader of the peasant’s revolt was killed by the king’s men, so the revolt was quashed and his head ended up on the end of a lance! Continue reading “Horrible Histories Middle Ages Book Review”

The Story of Castles Book Review

A Bit About the Book

You may have come across this book as a suggested read based on a purchase of other books in her collection, many of which are more geared towards fictional subjects, with titles such as Lizard in a Blizzard, Weasels with Measles, and Seal at the Wheel. Rest assured, however, The Story of Castles is strictly non-fiction work whose self-stated purpose is to provide some of the basics of castle structures. Specifically, it promises to answer the question of “why did people need castles?”, as well as assuring the reader that we will read about what it is like to live in a castle, and why they eventual fell out of favour/went out of fashion.

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