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Publication Order of Horrible Histories Books

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

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gory Stories Books

Shadow of the Gallows (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Terror (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wall Of Woe (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raiders And Ruins (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackout In The Blitz (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates and Plunder (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Book Of Gory Stories (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides Books

Oxford (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stratford-Upon-Avon (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
York (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edinburgh (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dublin (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruesome Great Houses (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbook Books

Blitz (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spies (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nasty Knights (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Pirates (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Witches (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Warriors (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Trenches (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbooks Books

Pirates (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible History of the World (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Villains (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trenches (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Novelty Books

The Mad Millennium Play (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Massive Millennium Quiz Book (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Trenches Field Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Specials Books

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

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Non-Fiction Books

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

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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