The Stuarts. They don't sound very terrible, do they? They sound almost like your boring next-door neighbours. But you'll soon change your mind once you hear the sickening story which started when gibbering King James I took the throne.
Now you can find out...why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas; which king picked his nose and never washed his hands; and, why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). Plus there are the dreadful deeds of the Revolting Roundheads, the gruesome truth about ghastly Guy Fawkes, tragic tales of women accused of witchcraft, and the ever-present threat of the perilous plague! The Stuarts have never been so sickening.
About the Author
Terry Deary is one of the UK's most well known authors of children's books. With over 6 million copies of the Horrible Histories series sold in the UK alone, Terry Deary's name is a prominent feature on bookshelves across the land.
It was with great glee that Terry Deary realised, at the age of 13, that he could write. It took him another twenty years to discover he could be paid for it. Since then, Terry has written over 200 books!
Terry writes from his home in County Durham where he lives with his wife an d daughter. It takes him anything between six hours and six weeks to write a book! In writes for six days a week, so free time is rare. However when h e does have free time he enjoys acting, local cricket, supporting his beloved Sunderland United football team and running to half-marathon distance for charity.
The Horrible Histories series has been translated into twenty-five different languages, from Welsh to Russian! It has also been produced as a TV series on CBBC.
Series: Horrible Histories
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11