My kids learned more from Horrible Histories than anything they learned in school, my son in particular.
They still can recount exact details from the series. They were a very effective and fun teaching tool, and I have to confess I would read them too.
Now the author of Horrible Histories explains his drivers in creating the series.
With titles such as Terrible Tudors, Rotten Romans and the Measly Middle Ages, author Terry Deary has never been one to sugar coat the Horrible Histories of the world.
He has now admitted deliberately littering his books with subversive messages for his young readers, as he condemns school a ‚Äúwaste of time‚ÄĚ.
Deary, who has sold around 25 million copies of his Horrible Histories series across the world since they were first published in 1993, said laced his stories with radical ideas in the same way ‚Äúsneaky propagandists‚ÄĚ do, insisting: ‚ÄúI‚Äôm poisoning the minds of children.‚ÄĚ¬† Read more »