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John Malam



John Malam studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children and is a National Literacy Trust Reading Champion. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a teacher, and has two grown-up children.
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Hill Forts

John Malam
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John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Burial Places

John Malam
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John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by. Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Settlements

John Malam
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John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts!The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Stone Circles

John Malam
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John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our journey starts with world-famous Stonehenge: find out where the stones came from and how such enormous blocks were moved. Britain is jam-packed with these mysterious stone circles, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have discovered, from mystical stone carvings to the weapons of an ancient warrior!Stone circles are astounding landmarks scattered over the British Isles. Not only do they provide beauty and wonder, but they remain a Stone Age mystery. It's time to examine them more closely, taking a look at why they were built, where they were built and how their locations were chosen, who built them, and how they were made using the simplest technology and lots of manpower!Learn about Stonehenge, Avebury, Long Meg and her Daughters, Callanish and many more stone circles that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story

John Malam
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John Malam
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The Vikings

John Malam
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John Malam
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The Egyptians

John Malam
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John Malam

Through examining primary evidence, such as hieroglyphs, pottery, jewellery, buildings and artefacts, the reader will be introduced to each historical age. Find out why Egyptian men and women wore wigs, how they preserved dead bodies and about hieroglyphic writing. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.

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The Romans

John Malam
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John Malam

Through examining primary evidence, such as coins, helmets, remains, sculptures, buildings and mosaics, the reader will be introduced to this historical age. Find out what toys roman children played with, what clothes people wore and what religion romans followed. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story Diamond Jubilee

John Malam
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John Malam

This year Queen Elizabeth II enjoys 60 glorious years as monarch with a Diamond Jubilee celebration to be held on 5th June 2012. Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the life of our Queen from her birth to present day. It is the story of a princess who became Queen and head of the Royal House of Windsor.* Birth of a Princess* The Little Princesses* Life in the Palace* Princess at War* Elizabeth becomes Queen* The Royla Family* Royal Duties* The Royal family TreeEarly photographs capture the Queen's early years and a Royal family tree place the events of her life in context.

Franklin Watts

Early Medieval Times

John Malam
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John Malam