The Vile Victorians

The Vile Victorians After fifteen fearsome years on the page Horrible Histories are coming to the small screen with all the nasty bits intact of course Twelve classic Horrible Histories are being reissued with a tie in

  • Title: The Vile Victorians
  • Author: Terry Deary
  • ISBN: 9781407102825
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • After fifteen fearsome years on the page, Horrible Histories are coming to the small screen with all the nasty bits intact of course Twelve classic Horrible Histories are being reissued with a tie in cover In Vile Victorians readers can discover the full story, including Murderers who wouldn t hang Dredger men fishing for the dead Stag hunting in Paddington Station

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    1. 3.5Of all the Horrible Histories books I own, I was mostly excited to read Vile Victorians because some of my favourite writers belong to this period and because the 19th century is fascinating to me. With these ideas in mind and with child-like anticipation, I picked up Terry Deary’s book hoping to learn new and disgusting things that happened during Queen Victoria's reign. In the Introduction, Terry Deary writes that there are two kinds of histories: the horrible history and the glorious his [...]

    2. What adults certainly miss is childhood credulity and curiosity. One without the other is like putting a bag on a plastic mind, although adults would seem to be in the credulity line.Sois book contains a few unbelievable "facts", which plausibly gain something by being controvertible. I have already found several contradictions to the idea that Queen Victoria killed her husband (although the fact that he had stomach trouble for years now sounds suspicious), but I will list a few of the more outr [...]

    3. Loved the hilarious This Is Your Life section. On a serious note, one has to be grateful for Dickens et al highlighting the plight of common people because Vicky didn't do other than 'voice'.Deary has the micturation taken because of his flippant and irreverent tone, yet he does get the youngsters franchised, as witnessed first hand.

    4. From BBC Radio 4 Extra:4 Extra Debut. Terry Deary's gory and gruesome guide to vile Victorian life and death. Death, mainly. With songs and jokes. Stars Brian Bowles.

    5. Another terrific Horrible Histories read! Not quite as good as “Villainous Victorians” but pretty close! It is filled with fascinating facts and in true Horrible Histories fashion, provides an array of tidbits that I likely wouldn’t have read about in any other average textbook. It’s difficult to put these books down, they’re so witty and full of life. A lot is said about Queen Victoria herself in this one and about the army and such. There’s even a couple of interesting recipes I wo [...]

    6. Wickedly funny, the book’s title is not an understatement of the stinky, death fascinated, unlikely to grow beyond the age of five Victorians. Quite some ideas they had, I couldn’t stop reading!

    7. This is the book I enjoyed the book I enjoyed the most of all the horrible history books I have read. I learnt so many interesting facts about the Victorians just by reading this book. It may be quite gruesome, but I am sure you will enjoy it.

    8. I liked this book because it talks to you (as the reader). It is very clever in grabbing the attention of a child and encouraging them to learn in a way that is on their level of understanding. The book connects with the children by making funny jokes and comments at the same time as educating them on interesting facts. There is lots to learn about the Victorians and these books are really funny and easy to understand. They are straight to the point and the author words the information in a way [...]

    9. As a child history was one of my favourite school subjects thus making Horrible Histories the perfect books for me.Nowadays children have the television series yet I belong to the older group that had the books. Personally, I believe any child who has an interest in history should give these books a go. They’re truly gripping and so many topics are covered. Honestly, Horrible Histories are well worth a read.

    10. I'd give four stars because fun! History! But I doubt the veracity of these vile Victorians. So, three stars for getting kids to care about the boring past.

    11. It's one of many techniques Deary uses to advance the narration of events, but in Vile Victorians, telling fictive stories is remarkably well done. 'The Monster of the mine' is touching without being sentimental. There is horror and dreams and hard times, just as you would expect a Dickens novel to be. There is comedy elsewhere, as in the depiction of Queen Victoria's early royal predispositions or the hilarious military exploits of the Victorian army. This is real entertainment.

    12. Synopsis: This book tells a lot of interesting facts you may not know about the Victorian era.Key Words: Non-fiction, history, Victorian, murderSchool Year Group: 4Review: Overall a good book, although not as good as I remember it being

    13. Full review at bronzelock619/2016/10/the-vile-victorians-horrible-historiesml.If you want a brief look about Victorian history and life in that era, but with all the gory bits left in, this is the book to read.

    14. READ IN ENGLISH Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes Vile Victorians is part of the Horrible Histories series, which I love's no surprise that I liked this book, as I'm a huge fan of the series, both the books and the sketch show by the BBC (which unfortunately stopped last year). In this part of the series you can learn everything you've always wanted to know (or not) about the Vile Victorians, and Vile they were. A warning at the start, it says: "This book is not suitable for adults"Bu [...]

    15. Okay let's talk about the Horrible Histories.You may be aware of them as a TV show, which I highly, highly recommend, but you may not be aware that they are also books! Which I also recommend!It's hard to talk about the Horrible Histories specifically. They're hysterical short nonfiction books consisting of maybe 120 pages tops? Aimed at children, they set out to tell you all about the really nasty side of history, which I am always down for. They're smart and funny with great illustrations, and [...]

    16. I have always had an interest in the English and Scottish monarchy, and with the Tudors, the Tudor court and their relations. I also have an interest in the Victorian monarchy, and in the Victorian era. This book was very good at explaining the good and bad parts of this era, and it helped me to understand how the Victorian years helped to shape England to what it is now.Usually, when reading a history book the text is too long and too informative for me to take in. But with these Horrible Histo [...]

    17. Per non fermarsi all'idea dell'epoca vittoriana come un mondo di pizzi, merletti e salottini da lettura. A me sarebbe venuto in mente anche il progresso, l'Exhibition, le nuove leggi di tutela sociale, ma dal momento che "storia orribile" deve essere, meglio concentrarsi sul grande marciume della working class, che con i suoi liquami versati nel Tamigi arrivava a corrodere anche i ricchi, parlamentari compresi. Ho apprezzato tantissimo gli estratti dai giornali e dai saggi dell'epoca, oltre ai p [...]

    18. Thought this was better put together than the Tudor one. But maybe thats becuase we only had one Queen during that time. Found this really interesting. I've just finished reading Frankenstien which the book points out, was written in Victorian times. All I have to say about that is, the Victorians were far more exciting than the books they wrote. I guess not alot sank in thought as I did rubbish on the Quiz(love these little quizzes in the back of the books). Got 4/7 in Howzat Victoria, Got the [...]

    19. I'd either give this one 3.5 or 4 stars out of the 5.I liked this one a bit more than the Horrible Geography book I recently read. It definitely had trivia in it that I didn't know and it made fun of the era without being nearly as demeaning toward dead individuals. It definitely didn't gloss over how awful the time period was. Vile Victorians indeed! Nothing's worse than reading a book about how great things were in a time period and pretending there's nothing wrong in the world during that tim [...]

    20. Written by a Makem?!o deary me! Who's got down-trodden & world-weary D(r)eary forebears in the keel and hull of his family ship?! They don't makem like they used to, eh Terry?! Sunderland's lights are fading fastke a Victorian dusk a coal-mine the fog & rainwith only stale bread & tallow-candle dripping to go with your sugarless tea& 3 goals down at half-time Newcas'le?!& the bairns crying for a tot of laudunum to kill the hunger??!! Those Victorians were all vile,eh?!

    21. I liked reading this book but on the other hand I didn't because some parts were really disgusting. This book talks about the Victorians in the olden days especially Queen Victoria and her nasty thigs that she did to others.I don't think that it is a good idea to let younger children read it because it can get violent. I rate it 5 out of 5 because it has really interesting facts and I enjoyed reading it at night.

    22. Found some old horrible histories books in the bottom of the box I asked my parents to bring down to my flat in the summer time. I remember why I loved these as a kid. Though the fact may not get you many points in your history exam, you can show your teacher you know something about the era. The books are quirky and fun. Although I'm thinking at 20 I'm a bit too old for them now, I'll probably keep hold of them for my youngest sisters, when they start reading on their own.

    23. 3.5 stars. A great beginners guide to the Victorians with great illustrations accompanying. Really informative but also entertaining. After studying Victorian fictions last year at university this was a lovely reminder of the period. I really enjoy leaning about the Victorians. These books are perfect for children

    24. We are told that Sir Francis Galton recommended gunpowder in soapy water as an excellent tonic. But my grandfather warned never to put dynamite grease on your oatmeal it ruins the taste. And the author belabors the Charge of the Light Brigade. But he does not even mention that Tennyson also wrote "The Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava". Now that is a VILE omission.

    25. I have had the Horrible Histories series for ages and have never thought about reading them, however I thought it would be worth it considering I'm doing the Victorians in English. It was actually really helpful and filled in the gaps in terms of context. I think I have to look over poems such as 'Song Of The Shirt' and 'In Memoriam' and get some quotes. It was really quite an enjoyable read!

    26. Comprato a Londra durante la visita alla Torre di Londra, con lo scopo di migliorare il mio terribile inglese. Lo ammetto, me lo aspettavo più divertente, anche se alla fine amo quest'era nonostante tutte le sue vili atrocità?

    27. Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by . They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant. They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children

    28. An infamous book series about the gory bits in history, Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series is a great way to get kids interested in history. This Victorians-based book in the series is just as vile as the title suggests. And what horrible histories it contains.

    29. Equal parts funny and disgusting. I have such an odd obsession with the Victorians and I stumbled upon this book in a cluttered little bookshop in Warwickshire when I lived in England. My kids get a laugh out of it too.

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