Horrible Histories: Henry VIII's Secret Diary Award-winning author by Terry Deary (author) and Mike Phillips (illustrator)

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From the bestselling team behind Horrible Histories – a hilarious and equally gory spin-off series delving into the diaries of famous people of the past! It’s time to delve into the totally true (sort of) and incredibly intriguing pages of Henry VIII’s Secret Diary. First! Terry Deary steps into the mind of one of history’s most tyrannical kings, bringing you Henry VIII’s thoughts on:

  • the Plague
  • Christmas
  • his wives
  • the French
  • executions
  • the Church
  • his wives!
  • Scotland
  • feasts
  • his wives!!
  • hunting

Horrible Histories’ Secret Diaries of the most extraordinary (and Horrible) characters of all time will blow your mind.

ABOUT THE SERIES Horrible Histories’ Secret Diaries are the perfect introduction to important figures from history. Fully illustrated throughout and told from the character’s (sometimes delusional) point of view, each diary reveals the (quite likely) inner workings of their minds during the events that shaped their lives. Covering key moments in Henry’s life and the history of the Tudor period, the Secret Diary of Henry VIII reveals his:

  • reaction to the death of his father, Henry VII
  • experience at the field of the cloth of gold
  • relations with the Churchhopes for a son
  • thoughts on his enemies and his allies
  • right up to the end of his life in 1547.

Each diary is the perfect introduction to a pivotal era in British History, brilliantly immersive and sure to capture the imagination!

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Catalogue number

712 in SCB Offer April 2024


Horrible Histories







Date published

May 6th, 2021

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  • 144 pages



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