With butcherings and beheadings galore, this title tells the history of France. It includes a cast of curious kings, quirky queens and evil emperors. It helps young horrible historians discover which king thought he was made of glass, why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks, and which queen used a budgie as her burglar alarm.
Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated history books published in the United Kingdom by Scholastic, and part of the Horrible Histories franchise. They are designed to engage children in history by concentrating on the unusual, gory, or unpleasant. The series has proved exceptionally successful in terms of commercial revenue.