100 Facts British History

100 Facts British History is bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, mind-blowing images and loads of activities to help children aged 7+ years learn everything they need to know about the history of Great Britain.

• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.

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100 Facts British History includes key topics about the British Empire's history in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs to give context to history for kids. A great-value introduction to British history books for kids aged 7+ years.

Topics covered in 100 Facts British History:
• Ancient wars, settlements and peoples such as the Vikings.
• The famous Norman Conquest and life in the Middle Ages.
• Nineteenth-century industrial Britain and the rule of Queen Victoria.

'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The Romans' secret weapon of war was... a tortoise! 'Tortoise' was the name given to a group of soldiers who crouched under linking shields to attack a hill fort.
• To the Vikings, 'beserk' meant 'bearskin shirt', as worn by warriors who worked themselves up into a frenzy before going into battle!
• When he was a student at Cambridge, Oliver Cromwell was more famous as a football player than as a politician.

Activities to make learning accessible and interactive:
• Make Celtic coins using coins, heavy card, a black felt-tip pen, and silver and gold paint.
• Quiz question: The Spanish Armada was defeated by the English. True or false?
• Put on your own Victorian Punch and Judy show with puppets made from card and ice-lolly sticks.


Series: 100 Facts
Author: Philip Steele
Consultant: Fiona Macdonald
Pages: 48
Age: 7+ years
Size: 297 x 228 mm
Format: Paperback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781782098966

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