Shopping from United States? Please visit the correct site for your location.

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (Classic Edition) Award-winning author/illustrator

by Terry Deary (author) and Martin Brown (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

gbp prices
Price: £5.99
Product ordering
  • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Buy this and your school gets £1.50 to spend on books Orders of £10 or more will earn 25% of your order value back in Scholastic Rewards for your school.

This item has 5 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 5/5 from 8 ratings

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

  • FREE UK delivery for schools on orders containing at least one paid item.
  • FREE UK delivery on orders £25 or over
  • £3.95 delivery charge on UK orders under £25

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

UK delivery within 5-7 working days

Delivery charges and times vary for overseas addresses

Product Description

When your teachers drone on about the Romans, I bet they don’t tell you how REALLY ROTTEN they were! In their enormous Empire, the ruthless Romans learned all about bossing people about… while inventing tons of terrible tortures for people who didn’t do what they said! So grab this book to read all about their beastly battles, gruesome gods and marvellous myths. And if you’re feeling really brave, you can also find out…
  • What Roman soldiers wore under their kilts
  • Why rich Romans needed a vomitorium
  • How their deadly doctors were more likely to kill you than cure you
  • How to tell the future using a dead chicken

It’s the real story of the rotten Romans… for those who can stomach it!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439944007

Date published

May 7th, 2007

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

Packs

  • Horrible Histories Book Pack

    Horrible Histories Book Pack

    gbp prices
    Price: £54.89
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Author/Illustrator

Terry Deary

7451 terry deary 1 206761

TERRY DEARY

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and currently lives in County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher. He spends his time writing and directing for his television production company, managing his website, terry-deary.com, and touring his Horrible Histories exhibition. Terry is the author of 116 books in the UK and over 250 more worldwide, mainly for children and teenagers, including the popular non-fiction series Horrible Histories. Horrible Histories were launched in 1993 and are now sold in 28 languages from Russia to Brazil, Scandinavia to China.

In 2003, Horrible Histories celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

In 1996 Terry was the best selling British children’s author with 5 of his books in the top ten best-sellers of the year (Waterstones Book Shop tables). In August 1997 he was still leading the way with thirteen titles in the top forty. (Bookseller listings). In 1999, The Daily Telegraph recorded that he outsold Enid Blyton by four to one and a Libraries survey made him the most-borrowed author of non-fiction in Britain – adult and children’s books. Terry currently holds 8 out of the 10 slots for ‘Most Borrowed Children’s Non-Fiction’ authors in the Public Lending Rights annual survey covering July 1998-June 1999. In November 1999 Books for Keeps magazine readers voted him “The outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century”.

Terry’s district council have awarded Terry an “oscar” as one of their top citizens and Sunderland University have awarded Terry an Honorary Doctorate in Education (HonDEd) which was awarded in July 2000.

In early 1998, the Top Ten series was launched with two titles written by Terry, Top Ten Shakespeare Stories and Top Ten Greek Legends.

Terry’s latest additions to the Horrible Histories series are the Horrible Histories Special: France and Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishment. And if Horrible Histories wasn’t keeping him busy enough Terry has also contributed a range of titles to the True Stories series including True Mystery Stories and True Horror Stories.

The Horrible Histories exhibition is up and running in museums around Britain until 2003. He has also just set up a television production company and is negotiating to make a series of audio tapes and writing radio scripts for BBC World Service.

“If you haven’t come across ‘Horrible Histories’ before you’ve missed a true publishing phenomenon – Terry Deary seems to have invented a whole new genre with his series of books looking at history in an entirely different way.” Books Magazine, July 96

“I do not like reading very much and my Mum is pleased that I have found some books I like so much that I read them without being asked!” Fan letter from 10-year-old boy

For more information why not visit www.terry-deary.com or join his fan club?

Martin Brown

24370 martin brown 1 206742

Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

Free stuff

Try before you buy with free sample pages and first chapters, and download free classroom resources, activity sheets, quizzes and much more.

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review

What kids think

  1. Evie 113313

    Venera2
    on 4 March 2014

    Really interesting.

  2. Default avatar

    preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A dangerous book!

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bat 761713

    ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    5out of 5
  4. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    the romans are a weird lot and in this book you can read all about their weird little , ok not little, perks. i hope ya enjoy! x

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  6. Avatar cat 761729

    lids
    on 2 March 2012

    i love horrible historys

  7. Avatar owl 761790

    Robbiegrowler
    on 21 December 2011

    Amazing nothing but facts but in a funny way.

    5out of 5