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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'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.

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Ancient Greeks

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Bob Fowke

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

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Vikings

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Bob Fowke

Did you know that Vikings liked to slurp blood soup for supper?Highly-practised in the art of thuggery, the Vikings loved their drink, sacrificed humans in the name of religion and didn't bother with school! Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the blood-thirsty Vikings were REALLY like ...

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World War II

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World War I

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