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Book Title: Cruel Kings and Mean Queens|
The author of the book: Terry Deary
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 977 KB
Edition: Scholastic Hippo
Date of issue: December 31st 1995
ISBN 13: 9780590558396
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-which king told such big lies that he started to believe them himself?(view spoiler)[George the IVth used to say that he led a marvelous charge at battle of Waterloo. He didn't, the Duke of Wellington did, and when listeners were looking doubtful George used to ask Wellington "Isn't that so Wellington?". the Duke would reply "I have often heard you say so, your Majesty" (hide spoiler)]
-all King Henry the VIII-th wives were related with each other?
-what Elizabeth the Ist said about the death of her sister (Bloody) Mary?(view spoiler)['This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!' (hide spoiler)]
-of the tax Elizabeth the Ist had? (view spoiler)[tax on the men's breeches (hide spoiler)]
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Read information about the authorA former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages and imitated.
A cartoon series has been made of the series of books and was shown on CiTV for a period in 2002.
The first series of a live-action comedy sketch show of the same name was shown on CBBC in 2009 and a second series is due.
Terry is also known widely throughout children and adult reading groups alike for his True Stories series (see below for series list).
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of Sunderland in 2000. His numerous accolades also include the Blue Peter "Best Nonfiction Author of the Century" Award in the U.K.
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