Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (Horrible Histories Special)

Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (Horrible Histories Special)

Terry Deary

Language: English

Pages: 68

ISBN: 1407111833

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Readers can discover all the foul facts about Dark Knights and Dingy Castles, including why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger, the revolting truth about a gong-farmer's job and what went on in gruesome castle garderobes. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

















when God seems to have decided he was on the side of the Christians for a change. They had three bits of luck. Firstly, Bohimund heard from someone willing to help… Firouz betrayed Antioch and let the Crusaders in. Every Turkish man, woman and child (except Firouz) was murdered that night. Twenty thousand Crusaders were inside the city – but they’d done such a good job that there was no food inside the place. Then the Turkish army from Mosul arrived. Now it was the Crusaders who were

door open or close. But the movement caught the corner of his eye. He looked up and saw a woman glide across the floor. He was no expert on dresses but he guessed her costume was in fashion over 300 years before. The doctor was extremely polite and rose to his feet as he said, ‘Good morning.’ The woman did not seem to hear him. She moved almost silently across the floor, the only sound was the swishing of the silk dress. When she reached the stairs she began to climb them but still gave no sign

and the bones carried home to a champion’s grave. The king, Henry VI, said, ‘The war has been going on for 93 years now and men are already calling it the Hundred Years War. With a few more brave men like Robessart it wouldn’t last another 93 minutes!’ No one is sure if he means we’ll win or get massacred. But you couldn’t always find a battle to fight in. There had to be other things you could do to prove you were a true knight. Knightly rules Knights had more rules than your school. It’s

This British Order was almost forgotten until George I dug it up and dusted it off in 1725. The motto is Tria juncta in uno, which as you know means ‘Three in One’. Three what in one? Three men in the bath? Must be a pretty big bath! And in 1970 the Queen allowed women into the order. She must believe in mixed bathing. Would you want to get in the water after they’d been in it? So what Order would you like to invent? The avengers Knights had a thing about ladies in trouble. They went out to

armour on. ‘Pity that he’s potty,’ the princess wailed. Just then the dragon dragged his body from the cave. He looked at George and blinked. The knight walked up to him and said, ‘You foolish flying lizard! Do you not know that no one likes a bullying beast?’ The dragon growled a startled growl. ‘You’re all alone up here in this damp cave. Do you know why?’ the young George asked. The dragon shook his scaly head. ‘Because you go around eating these charming children.’ ‘That’s right! You

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