All the grim, gruesome, and gory bits of history they never teach you in school!
From the exploits of American gangster Al Capone to the wars of King Richard III to the prophecies of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, this book is packed with men, women, and historical events that caused chaos and mayhem. Others included are: Vlad the Impaler of Romania, H. H. Holmes, Empress Wu Zetian of China, Pirates from all over the world, Vikings, the Boston Tea Party, the French Revolution, and Boudicca of the Celts. Kids will love the scrapbook style and all the illustrations and charts!
Sandra Lawrence is an author and journalist from London. She is the author of two history books for age 9-12: Grisly History: Death and Destruction and Grisly History: Trials and Treachery, for Weldon Owen. Sandra has written for all the broadsheets and regularly contributes features to the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. She has also written for magazines, including Marie Claire and Country Life.