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Publication Order of Horrible Histories Books

Terrible Tudors (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Egyptians (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vile Victorians (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Vikings (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Romans (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Groovy Greeks (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreadful Diary (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measly Middle Ages / Plague And Peril (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisonous Postcards (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cut-Throat Celts (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angry Aztecs (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Tudors / Even More Terrible Tudors (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Stone Age (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woeful Second World War (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gorgeous Georgians and the Vile Victorians (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Quiz Book (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Incas (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Christmas (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brat Pack: Measly Middle Ages (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Crime And Painful Punishment (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barmy British Empire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terrible Tudors Awful Anniversary Pack (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruthless Romans (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked History Of The World (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Slimy Stuarts (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smashing Saxons (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stormin' Normans (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Villainous Victorians (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Egyptians Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Romans Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vile Victorians Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Miscellany (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Groovy Greeks Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Vikings Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blitzed Brits (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frightful First World War (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorgeous Georgians (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loathsome London (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measly Middle Ages Activity Book (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slimy Stuarts Sticker Book (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Press-Out-And-Build Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Horrible in History (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Hilarious Joke Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Book Of Terrible Tudors (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tudors - A High-Speed History (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Frighfully Funny Quiz Book (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awful Egyptians (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knights - A High-Speed History (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome - A High-Speed History (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Crime (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Days in History (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Big Fat Christmas Book (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 50 Kings and Queens (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Timeline (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Christmas Sticker Activity Book (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is a Horrible Journal (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crackin' Castles (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 50 Villains (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gruesome Great Houses (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up In The Air (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Diary of Henry VIII (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Diary of Queen Victoria (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gory Stories Books

Shadow of the Gallows (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tower of Terror (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wall Of Woe (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raiders And Ruins (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackout In The Blitz (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates and Plunder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book Of Gory Stories (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbook Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbooks Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Novelty Books

The Mad Millennium Play (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Massive Millennium Quiz Book (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Trenches Field Book (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Specials Books

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Words (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rowdy Revolutions (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ireland (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The USA (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Awesome Ancient Quiz Book (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
France (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twentieth Century (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
England (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Rulers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wales (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scotland (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beastly Best Bits (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Non-Fiction Books

Terrible Tudors Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Activity Book (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2010 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2011 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horrible History of Britain and Ireland (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible History Annual 2012 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: London (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2013 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2014 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2016 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories is a collection of illustrated historical books written by Terry Deary, Neil Tonge, and Peter Hepplewhite and illustrated by Mike Phillips, Martin Brown, Kate Sheppard, and Phillip Reeve.

The first books in the series The Awesome Egyptians and The Terrible Tudors were published in 1993. As of 2011, more than 60 titles have been published, and the series sold over 25 million copies translated in over 30 languages. The novels have had a tie-in with audio-book tie-ins and tie-ins with major newspapers such as The Telegraph.

Terrible Tudors
Terry Deary was an author ahead of his time. He crafted books that boys fancied reading many years prior to the emphasis on children-friendly reading books and the efforts to closer the forever expanding gender gap in reading.

Horrible Histories is a series that has always been a real motivation for boys to read. Over the year’s progress has been achieved to the ways new books are printed to make them accessible to struggling readers. Horrible histories books have addressed these issues of widening gender gap in reading and makes the books not only the types that young boys would want to read but also the type of books that children and those experiencing reading difficulties can read.
The newer books are larger than older prints. They have 240 pages instead of 144 pages. The increase in the number of pages doesn’t translate to extra text. It’s the same book, but the text is larger, more spacing and larger illustrations. While this doesn’t seem like much change, a more spacing and larger text is recommended for those with dyslexia, and also makes reading easier for most kids.

Like all the books in the Horrible Histories series, Terrifying Tudors is written purposely to entertain. The author wanted to craft novels that kids would enjoy reading and not books for educational purposes. Regardless of whether to educate or not, his books are good in equal measure. They entertain and educate, and boys and younger kids will love these books.

The terrible Tudors were nasty people who took over the throne after the war of the roses. At the battle of Bosworth, Henry Tudor overpowers Richard III, and that marks the beginning of the Tudor era. Lots of bad things happened, King Henry, the eight had his six wives divorced, killed and died, divorced, killed, survived. He wanted a son to inherit the throne but got two daughters and finally a sickly son who only lived to 15 and died. Lady Jane Gray takes over the throne for less than a week before she is killed by Lady Mary, who takes over the crown as the queen. Jane converts everyone in the United Kingdom to Spanish protestant, and upon her death, Queen Elizabeth takes over the throne.

Despite all the evil things that happen during the reign of lady Jane, some good things come along the way. For example, America is discovered, and we got William Shakespeare. Additionally, Sir Francis Drakes circumnavigates the globe from 1577-1580.

Terrifying Tudors mainly focuses on the reign of King Henry, who the author refers to as a terrorist. While some will frown at Deary for referring to King Henry as a terrorist, the truth is that he did rule through terror and countless executions. He conducted 5 executions daily for 38 years. While Lady Mary may not have beheaded so many people as King Henry, her bloody practice of burning people alive earns her the title of a “terrorist” as well, even though her madness is not detailed documented here.

Finally, theirs is Elizabeth and the Golden age era, but this is not with some gruesome moments as well. The Terrible Tudors is narrated through Terry Deary’s normal style of jokes, short stories, and quizzes. The book features lots of deaths, bloody descriptions of murders. Hence it’s not ideal for sensitive kids. Additionally, it’s not ideal for sensitive adults.

The Awesome Egyptians
What runs in your mind upon the mention of Ancient Egypt? Maybe it’s the Great Pyramids of Giza, Origin of African Civilization, mummies, or the Pharaohs. Whether you love these stories or not, it’s a fact that ancient Egypt fascinates pretty much everyone.
If you’re a young reader fascinated about ancient Egypt, give these books a try. It’s a nonfiction children’s book written by Terry Deary with the help of Peter Hepplewhite and Martin Brown. The book comprises an introduction, a summary timeline that includes important details of each ruling folks, and much more.

Throughout the 3000 years, Ancient Egypt history seems like an impossible read, luckily the authors know how to intertwine facts with jokes and stories that will make the whole reading experience wonderful. Overall the Awesome Egyptians and other books in the Horrible Histories make history simpler to learn and also fun for readers of all ages.

Terry Deary majored in drama in college and took a career as an actor-teacher in Wales. He later became a theatre director and began writing plays for children. Most of his plays were later rewritten and adapted as books in the Horrible Histories series. Before the idea of Horrible Histories was presented to the author by a publisher, he had already authored more than 50 children’s books. As earlier mentioned, the books in Horrible Histories series are written to primarily entertain the readers. The author views himself as a kid who wants to share his stories with other kids and as an author who wants to entertain first and educate second.

There are twenty-three books in the original series. The series also includes a box set, two-in-one books, city guides, special books, comic strips, handbooks, novelty books, and more. The author stated that the book series would officially conclude in 2013. The series has received positive acclaim and has been generally well accepted. The book is quoted as a nonfiction series that has used a formula for entire young kids into reading. Additionally, the series has won and been nominated for several awards. They include 2000 and 2001 Blue Peter Book Awards as the best book with facts and best books for knowledge, respectively.

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