Bob Fowke - Hachette Children's Group

Bob Fowke



Bob has written/co-written fifteen of the eighteen 'What They Don't Tell You About' series and always produces interesting text and lively, humorous illustrations. He is the author of 'Who's Who in British History' and 'Who's Who in Science and Technology', as well as the four 'Who? What? When?' books; 'Tudors', 'Victorians', 'World War I' and 'World War II'.
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Anglo-Saxons

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The Saxons weren't the first newcomers to the islands of Britain, and they certainly weren't the last, but they changed Britain more than any other group of people before or after them.Start right at the beginning and learn who the Saxons were and how they became known as the Anglo-Saxons. From the Dark Ages to the Venerable Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Beowulf, find out how we know what we know about the Anglo Saxons. Read about Saxon kings, laws and punishments; how language and place names evolved; everyday life from houses, farming and working life, paganism and Christianity; how Anglo Saxons have influenced life today, from place names to days of the week; how the Vikings attacked and about King Alfred and his attempts to repel them; and how Saxon life came to an end with an arrow in the eye for Harold Godwine at the Battle of Hastings which led to our first Norman king, William the Conqueror.

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Science and Technology

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British History

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Ancient Greeks

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Did you know that Greek athletes used to win olive oil as prizes? From heroes to philosophers, the Ancient Greeks have had a gigantic influence on life as we know it! Any old history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will dish the real dirt on those Ancient Greek culture vultures.They may have lived more than two thousand years ago but this ancient civilisation's legacy goes on in our politics, the Olympic Games, in our alphabet, architecture, science and philosophy. Find out everything you need to know about, plus the answer to some unexpected questions...?Why did Alexander the Great think beards were dangerous in battle?Which Greek writer died when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head?

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Romans In Britain

Bob Fowke
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Bob Fowke

Did you know that some Roman generals would execute their own sons if they were disobedient?They had gory gladiators and evil emperors, they threw up at banquets and worshipped strange gods - but what else did the Romans do when they invaded Britain? Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the Romans were REALLY like ...

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Vikings

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World War II

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World War I

Bob Fowke
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Bob Fowke

This book explains how the war started, what it was about and who it involved. It describes the major battles and looks at what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches, the pilots in the air, the sailors at sea and the civilians back home.Written in the lively style common to this series, the author deals with this difficult subject in a sensitive and skilful manner, introducing humour only where appropriate. With black line illustrations throughout.