History made horrible


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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 9 (September 2009), p. 70-71


Terry Deary's hugely popular 'Horrible Histories' have leapt beyond the page onto airwaves, stage and screen and are the inspiration for an exhibition on the First World War trenches at the Imperial War Museum. Peter J. Beck considers the success of the format and what it tells us about history aimed at children