Media

Computer games

'Horrible Histories' Ruthless Romans was launched in 2009 as a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and PC game. The publisher is Slitherine.

  • visit ancient Rome, talk to the citizens and discover the secrets of how people lived in the time of Emperor Commodus.
  • Fight against various enemies in the arenas and become an expert gladiator before challenging the evil emperor himself.
  • 25 fun and addictive mini-games.
  • Learn ancient history in a fun and enjoyable way.
  • Play with up to 3 friends in multi-player mode.

See a video sample or buy the game at Amazon

CDs

In 2003/4 BBC Worldwide released ten CDs of the 'Horrible Histories' series, adapted by Terry and featuring a full cast of talented actors.

The CDs include:-

  • THE TERRIBLE TUDORS
  • THE VILE VICTORIANS
  • THE MEASLY MIDDLE AGES
  • THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR
  • THE VICIOUS VIKINGS
  • THE ROTTEN ROMANS
  • THE SAVAGE STONE AGE
  • THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR
  • THE GROOVY GREEKS
  • THE STORMIN' NORMANS

CD review

Terry Deary and Martin Brown's brilliant books about the nastiest periods in history have now - with the help of some astounding actors - been transformed into a series of audio extravaganzas. Featuring new, extra material not found anywhere in the books, these sound spectaculars are just as thrilling and spilling, funny and fast as their printed counterparts. Horrible Histories are guaranteed to bring you history with the nasty bits left in! The Rotten Romans features beastly battles, deadly doctoring and marvellous myths - and you can even find out how to tell the future using a dead chicken! It's packed with quizzes, sketches, music and jokes, as well as mini-dramas and real life re-enactments - telling you the kind of foul facts which just aren't available from a classroom education!

Go to Amazon.co.uk for more details

Magazines

"Horrible Histories" magazines were published by Eaglemoss on subscription only. They are no longer available. However, the publisher says a new magazine creator have presented a proposal for a monthly magazine which will be testing from May 2012 with the view to launch officially in September 2012. The magazine will hopefully consist of 70% classic 'Horrible Histories' and 30% TV