History with the nasty bits left in! This hideous Horrible History reveals the awful truth behind the rebellions, riots and rumpuses that have made England what it is today (whatever that is). From the cruel Celts right up to the terrible 20th century, it's a tale to make you quake. Want to know: which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs? Why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? Which English king was accused of being a werewolf? Mull over the miseries of Middle Ages monarchs, discover ten ways to die down a Victorian mine, and find out which dreadful days in history we celebrate as holidays. Whether it's plague, fire and civil war, or roast beef, fish and chips and a cup of tea, if it's anything to do with England, you'll find it in this book!