This darkly funny, brilliantly illustrated history series is full of some of the most bizarre historical characters with the most twisted stories and lives. From Atilla the Hun and Al Capone to Boudicca and the French Revolution, these excellent history books will teach you everything you need to know about the murder and mayhem in history's dark side.
Sandra Lawrence is an author and journalist from London. She is the author of two history books for age 9-12: Grisly History: Death and Destruction and Grisly History: Trials and Treachery, for Weldon Owen. Sandra has written for all the broadsheets and regularly contributes features to the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. She has also written for magazines, including Marie Claire and Country Life.