Title: Barmy British Empire

Author: Terry Deary

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 144

Rating: 4/5


Terry Deary - Barmy British Empire

Terry Deary – Barmy British Empire


This is the latest Horrible Histories book that I’ve read after picking up the box set for a bargain price at a car boot sale. I read a bunch of them when I was a kid, but I missed out on this one and so I’ve only just got round to reading it as an adult.

It’s a pretty interesting read though, and I particularly liked seeing the more negative side of the British Empire in action. I think too many people forget history and overlook some of the atrocities that the Brits carried out, so kudos to Deary, as a Brit, for going out of his way to include it. I even learned a few new things, which was a nice surprise.


Terry Deary

Terry Deary


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