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Horrible Histories: Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment

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Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment is crammed full of 7,000 yearsof law-makers and law-breakers with a rogue's gallery of pirates,witch-finders, highwaymen, torturers, traitors and tyrants. Want to know: Who was sentenced to death-by coffee? Where you could be whipped for flying a kite? Why a cockerel was burnt at the stake? Read on for horrible hangings, putrid prisons and terrible transportation. Find out the truth about brutal school beatings, test your local policeman, and see if you can escape beheading in the terrible Tower of London game. History has never been so horrible!

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9780439979276
  • ISBN: 9780439979276
  • Pub Date: 18th October 2002
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Scholastic Hippo
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 100

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About Terry Deary

Terry Deary is the author of over 300 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as 'a marvellous blend of fact and fiction' (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated t

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About Mike Phillips

Michaela Morgan has written many popular books for children. Her work includes junior fiction, picture books, poetry and non-fiction. Among her many achievements she is an award winning author, short-listed for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Children's Book Award, named an International Reading Association Children's Choice and won a United Kingdom Reading A

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