The Horrible History of the World(2006)
(A book in the Horrible Histories Handbooks series)
A Chapter Book by Terry Deary
THE HORRIBLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth century. Readers can discover why Alexander the Great banned beards, what smelly sport was played by samurai warriors and who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water. It's all you ever need to know about the wicked world - all the gore and more!
October 2007 : UK Paperback
September 2006 : USA Paperback