Peter Hepplewhite - The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans - Hachette Children's Group

The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans

By Peter Hepplewhite

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  • £5.99

Is everything you hear about the Romans true? This book will teach you how not to be a sucker!

True or false?
The Roman Empire was run by 40,000 men
Julius Caesar was murdered at a bus stop
A Roman soldier's best friend was his mule
The Romans used spider webs as plasters

This book explores the facts, the half-truths and the downright lies about one of history's most incredible, and infamous, empires. It examines evil emperors, awesome armies and gruesome gladiators, and separates the fact from the fiction behind the remarkable Romans.

The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!

Biographical Notes

Peter Hepplewhite is an experienced writer of children's history and has taught the subject for many years. He is currently the Education Officer for Tyne & Wear Archives Service.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750297424
  • Publication date: 24 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Wayland
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