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Horrible Histories
« on: June 02, 2012, 10:32:19 AM »
Did anyone else read these books growing up?

My cousin's at the inquisitive stage, so I'm using these to teach her things, and they're amazing! Obviously a lot of research has gone into them, but they're also incredibly funny, and really easy for kids to read.

The TV show is a stonker too, so, so funny. I think it's fantastic we have such a resource, and hopefully it's made best use of.

Anyone have a particular favourite? I have the Scotland special, and the Dark Knights and Dingy Castles one, which are both properly fab.
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Re: Horrible Histories
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 11:54:07 AM »
I'm way too old to have read them growing up (feels very old now), but I have a couple of the Tudor ones on my reference shelf. And I love the show - it's like The Fast Show but with poo jokes instead of sexual innuendo :)

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 03:18:08 PM »
Taught me more then school did. ;)
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Re: Horrible Histories
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:24:10 AM »
They got me through school. ;-)


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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 07:06:59 PM »
I love the episode with the song about all the kings and queens. But to be honest they are all brilliant!
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 07:26:58 PM »
I loved the Horrible Histories books when I was a kid, I think I had all the ones that were published then.
Can't remember which book I liked best, but my favourite from the TV series is the Highwayman song :D

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 07:54:13 PM »
I loved borrowing them from the library when I was a young'un. Learned quite a bit from them, even though I knew a lot of stuff from Encyclopedias and similar resources (yeah, I was a fan of those as a kid, weirdly enough).

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 03:39:58 PM »
My son loves them!  I read them as a kid I also loved the science ones.
He's done Victorians & Romans in school in the last 18mo's and the HH books have been so helpful with his homework & learning. They're very child-friendly and make the learning fun as well as educational!! :)

I want to get him the whole set at some point, for the time being we just get them as we find them, or need them.

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 04:36:03 PM »
Bien sur! It's a rite of passage  ;) My sister loves/ed them. Getting my brother to do anything other than try and fight everybody is a different matter  :'(
(Personally I loved the Victorian/Medieval ones - and the Romans. Oh! And the World War II stuff.)

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 11:28:20 AM »
These books got me through History class in school!