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1001 Hideous History Facts

Alex Woolf

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

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Summary

Prepare to be disgusted, revolted and amused by this collection of 1001 facts from the putrid past! A team of cartoon characters will take you on a journey through time to learn about the most appalling acts of our ancestors, from ancient history to the Middle Ages, right up to the present day. So get ready for the most hideous history lesson of your life!

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