The Great and the Terrible: The World's Most Glorious and Notorious Rulers and How They Got Their Names (Hardback)
  • The Great and the Terrible: The World's Most Glorious and Notorious Rulers and How They Got Their Names (Hardback)
zoom

The Great and the Terrible: The World's Most Glorious and Notorious Rulers and How They Got Their Names (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
£12.99
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 29/10/2020
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

We've heard of Alexander the Great. We've heard of Ivan the Terrible. But what was so Great about Alexander? What was so Terrible about Ivan? Spanning centuries of history in a culturally diverse framework-from ancient India to nineteenth-century Hawaii, and with a balanced focus on notorious women rulers as well as male, The Great and the Terrible takes a humorous look at some of the most glorious and notorious figures in history through the lens of the nicknames they're remembered by.

While some of the characters mentioned here are more prominent in world history (Cyrus the Great introduced the world's first human rights charter), others are well known only within their own cultures. The Great and the Terrible gives middle-grade readers an opportunity to dip into the breadth of world history, sampling its cultural diversity and its stranger-than-fiction historical exploits, with a mix of the sensational and the serious. It helps to correct the imbalance in many history books that currently only focus on Western Civilization, shining the spotlight on achievements (and foibles) in many different cultures.

The Great and the Terrible sketches portraits of each of 25 figures and their worlds, focusing on the sensational and the superlative in each of their fascinating stories.

The list of rulers included are:

* Alexander the Great
* Hatshepsut
* Cyrus the Great
* Ashoka the Great
* Empress Suiko
* Pacal the Great
* Good King Wenceslas
* Sejong the Great
* Askia the Great
* Lorenzo the Magnificent
* Sulyman the Magnificent
* Nur Jahan
* Good Queen Bess (Elizabeth I)
* Nanyehi
* Kamehameha the Great
* Attila the Hun
* Bad King John
* Vlad the Impaler
* Bloody Mary Tudor
* Ivan the Terrible
* Catherine De Medici
* Mad Ibrahim I
* Sultan Ismail the Bloodthirsty
* Queen Ranavalona the Cruel
* Mad King Ludwig

Publisher: Running Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780762496617
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 258 x 184 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Being a Girl
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Now Wash Your Hands!
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
Added to basket
Looking After Your Mental Health
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2021
Added to basket
Real Superheroes
Added to basket
DK
£6.99
Paperback
This Book Is Anti-Racist
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Let's Talk About When Someone Dies
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2020
Added to basket
Malala's Magic Pencil
Added to basket
New KS2 Maths SATS Question Book - Ages 10-11
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2021
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.