Take a look at the wackier side of history!
Why did Viking houses smell of fish (eew)? Did they really have horns on their helmets? And were the Vikings really the vainest people in Europe?
With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating, sometimes gruesome, world of famous peoples and civilisations through history. Each spread opens with a simple question, opening up an exploration of an aspect of the life of a people or civilisation and busting some popular myths along the way!.
The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for every young reader.
Titles in the series:
What happened to mummies' brains? And other questions about the Ancient Egyptians Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin Did the Celts really use hair gel? And other questions about the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age Why did the ancient Greeks use elephants in battle? And other questions about the ancient Greeks Why did the Maya stick needles in their tongues? And other questions about the Maya Did the Romans really eat flamingos? And other questions about the Romans Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? And other questions about the Vikings
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Series: A Question of History
13 July 2021
From 9 to 11 years
Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
1: Who were the Vikings? 2: Were the Vikings the first eco-warriors? 3: Were the Vikings the vainest people in Europe? 4: How did crows help the Vikings find their way? 5: How did Viking explorers start fires with wee? 6: Did Viking children play chess? 7: Why did the Vikings bury their ships? 8: Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? 9: Why was the Thing such a big thing? 10: How did prehistoric trees make the Vikings rich? 11: Did the Vikings write with rulers? 12: Why did King Cnut get his feet wet? 13: Quick-fire questions 14: Timeline 15: Glossary 16: Further information 17: Index
Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years, and has written or contributed to dozens of books on a wide range of subjects. Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. He has also written extensively about general history, both ancient and modern.