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Add-Ons - items that came with the magazines (e.g. collectors tins, binders)
Collectors Tin of Cards from Magazines 1-45, including 4 Xmas issue cards (first tin issued with #3)
Collectors Tin of Cards from Magazines 46-80 (second tin issued with #64
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Binder of Terrible Timelines, 1-60 with family tree posters, from Magazine 1-60 (issued with #2)
Binder of Terrible Timelines, 1-20 (Crazy Culture, Silly Society, Dirty Decades, issued with #62)
Individual timelines - may be on sale under this Amazon listing, click HERE
The Horrible Histories Magazine Collection Poster- shows you what the Horrible Histories Collection has to offer (all the issues to come, collectors tin, timeline binders and magazine tidies) and allows you to tick off the issues you have collected

Frightful Royal Family Tree Poster - a poster cleverly illustrated as a scroll and showing the British Royal Family from William the Conqueror's marriage to Matilda of Flanders to Elizabeth II's marriage to Prince Philip - perfect for that bedroom wall
The Horrible Histories Collection Magazine Holder / Tidy - made to hold about 27 magazines each, these were issued with #4, #38 and #61

Interesting Ideas from Horrible Histories
Loathesome Letter Writing Pack - the sure way to build fun into writing letters, particularly thank you letters, for your children - this wonderful pack contains 20 sheets of writing paper, 12 matching envelopes and a sheet of stickers to decorate the letters (seals, characters and little messages like 'Hands Off', 'First Class' and 'Urgent!'). The writing paper comes in three brilliant designs
The Awful Egyptians Activity Pack This awfully good pack contains the Awful Egyptians book; a 48 piece Mad Mummy jigsaw puzzle, a fold-out Vile Nile scene; Savage Stickers; Awesome Action Figures (2 sheets of press-out figures to colour-in); and 6 Felt-Tip pens

Index to Magazine Issues - 1 to 80:
1. The Gory Glory of Rome

2. The Terrible Tudors - Horrible Henry
3. The Awesome Egyptians – Mummy Mania
4. The Vile Victorians – Cruel Britannia
5. The Measly Middle Ages
6. The Slimy Stuarts – Bombs & Broomsticks
7. The Groovy Greeks – Hits N Myths
8. The Frightful First World War
9. The Angry Aztecs
10. The Bizarre Tsars
11. The Vicious Vikings
12. The Terrible Tudors – Misery Mary
13. The Savage Stone Age
14. Rotten Romans on the Rampage
15. The Awesome Egyptians – Fabulous Pharaohs
16. The Gorgeous Georgians – Heroes & Villains
17. The Vile Victorians – Crime & Punishment
18. The Wicked Wild West
19. The Frightfully Fabulous French
20. The Slimy Stuarts - Burning Boils
21. The Woeful Second World War
22. The Terrible Tudors – Bad Bess
23. The Extraordinary Explorers
24. The Trendy 20’s and Dirty 30’s
25. America and its Scurfy Settlers
26. The Incredible Incas
27. The Smashing Saxons
28. Rotten Romans in Britain
29. The Vile Victorians – Foul Factories
30. The Groovy Greeks – Alexander the not-so-great
31. The Slimy Stuarts – Charlie Gets The Chop
32. The Marauding Mongols
33. Rowdy Revolutions – France
34. The Awful Ancients
35. The Sizzling Spanish
36. The Beastly Barbarians
37. The Stormin Normans
38. Ruthless Richard and the Useless Yorks
39. The Blitzed Brits
40. Rowdy Revolutions – America
41. The Silly Chilly Cold War
42. The Cut Throat Celts
43. The Ingenious Italians
44. Nasty Knights & Crazy Crusaders
45. The Gorgeous Georgians vs. Nasty Napoleon
46. The Slicing Samurai
47. The 'orrible Ottomans
48. Plundering Pirates
49. Rowdy Revolutions: Russia
50. The Jumbled Germans
51. The Amazing Africans
52. The Incredible Indians

53. Revolting Rebellions: Europe
54. The Cheeky Chinese
55. America's Very Uncivil War
56. The Terrific Pacific
57. The Irate Irish
58. Revolting Rebellions: South America
59. Cruel Colonials
60. The Awesome Aussies

61. The Scary Scots: Woad Warriors
62. Even More Rotten Romans
63. Awful England
64. The Super South Africans
65. The Shifty 50s
66. Even More Extraordinary Explorers
67. The Amazing Americans
68. The Terrifying Trojans
69. The Crazy Caribbean
70. Even More Vile Victorians
71. The Wild Welsh
72. The Shocking Sixties
73. The Scary Scots: Tartan Terrors
74. The Busy Byzantines
75. The Elegant Edwardians
76. Potty Portugal
77. The Awesome North American Indians
78. The Polar Brrrs
79. Awful England Again
80. Rotten Round-Up

Specials
1. Horrible Christmas
2. Cruel Kings
3. Cruel Crimes

What the series consists of:
The Magazines:
1. The Gory Glory of Rome [top]
-includes the cards:
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Death of Caesar
ii. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Spartacus (73/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Caligula (1/180)
iv. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Pompeii (136/180)
Timeline: No. 8. Awesome Ancient World: 50BC-AD200

2. The Terrible Tudors: Horrible Henry [top]
-Issue 2 came with a free Terrible Timeline binder
-includes the cards:
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Teacher Gets the Chop: Bishop John Fisher
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Bird Pie (Tudor teatime favourite) (102/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Henry VIII (14/180)
iv. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Drawn, Hanged & Quartered (166/180)
Timeline: No. 24. Sinister 16th Century 1525-1549

3. The Awesome Egyptians:Mummy Mania [top]
-came with terrific treasure chest tin in which to store your collected Wild 'N' W icked cards
-includes the cards:
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Mummies
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: King Tut's Curse (110/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Hatshepsut (22/180)
iv. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Meggido (177/180)
Timeline: No. 3. Awesome Ancient World: 3000BC - 1601BC

4. The Vile Victorians:Cruel Britannia [top]
-includes magazine tidy box- a perfectly horrid holder for your Horrible Histories Magazines!
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Charge of the Light Brigade
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: Mary Celeste (109/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Electrical Belts (91/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Charles Babbage (82/180)
Timeline: No. 46. Nasty 19th Century 1850-1874

5. The Measly Middle Ages [top]
includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: King Arthur
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Black Death (143/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Joan of Arc/Jean d'Arc (76/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: King John (17/180)
Timeline: No. 17. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1300-1349

6. The Slimy Stuarts: Bombs and Broomsticks [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Ducking Stool
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Battle of Naseby (172/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Guy Fawkes (81/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Matthew Hopkins, 17th Century 'witchfinder' (48/180)

Timeline: No. 30. Scandalous 17th Century: 1600-1624

7. The Groovy Greeks: Hits 'N' Myths [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Hercules
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: The Labyrinth (160/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Whipping the Sea (125/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loonly Leaders: Draco (cruel 6th Century Athenian judge) (31/180)

Timeline: No. 5. Awesome Ancient World 1000BC-401BC

8. The Frightful First World War [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Sorry Soldier (from the WW1). Note, some cards were incorrectly issued numbered "1" and entitled "WW1 Tommy" (8/180)
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Angel of Mons (117/180)
iii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places - The trenches of WW1 (161/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery - the Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen (46/180)
Timeline: No. 58. Terrible Twentieth Century: First World War 1914-1918

9. The Angry Aztecs [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Azzie Rules: Tlatchli (t-latch-lee) - the Aztecs favourite ball game
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Aztec Pyramid (156/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Quetzalcoatl (the legendary snake-headed god of the Aztecs) (132/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Hernan Cortes (38/180)
Timeline: No. 19. Monstrous Middle Ages 1400-1449

10. The Bizarre Tsars [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Tsar's Bizarre Hobby (Tsar Peter the Great)
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Hunted by Dogs: Ivan the Terrible hunted people (171/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Baba Yaga: a gruesome witch in Russian legend (131/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Ivan the Terrible (5/180)
Timeline: No. 26: Sinister 16th Century 1575-1599

11. The Vicious Vikings[top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Beowulf
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Blood Eagle (e.g. Ivan the Boneless's is supposed to have done this to King Aelle of Northumbria) (164/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: The Kraken (Viking sea monster) (134/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Eric Bloodaxe (son of King Harald of Norway) (16/180)
Timeline: No. 12. Monstrous Middle Ages: 750-899

12. The Terrible Tudors: Misery Mary [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Tudor Beauty Tips
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Burned at the Stake (167/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Elizabeth Bathory (57/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Bloody Mary (20/180)
Timeline: No. 25. Sinister 16th Century: 1500-1574

13. The Savage Stone Age [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Cave Art
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: Stonehenge (111/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Trepanning - drilling a hole in someone's skull (96/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Lucy (56/180)
Timeline: No. 1. Awesome Ancient World: 2.5 million years ago - 5001BC

Note: Issue 13 has the wrong card advertised on the back for Issue 14 - has the Mean Queens Card showing Cleopatra down as Kooky & Spooky, when it's actually Rotten Rulers

14. Rotten Romans on the Rampage [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Chariot Racing
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Colosseum (154/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Cleopatra (26/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Hannibal (40/180)
Timeline: No. 7. Awesome Ancient World 200-51BC

15. The Awesome Egyptians: Fabulous Pharaohs [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Hippo Hunt
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Pharoah's Folly (Amenhotep IV and his change to Akhenaten) (123/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: The Sphinx (135/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Ramesses II -the Pharoah with the biggest head! (18/180)
Timeline: No. 4. Awesome Ancient World 1600-1001BC

16. The Gorgeous Georgians: Heroes & Villains [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Bow St. Runners - London's first proper police force started by Henry Fielding
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Bedlam - a mental hospital (157/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Deacon Brodie - a well respected Edinburgh businessman (49/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Dick Turpin, famous highwayman (51/180)
Timeline: No. 42. Discoveries & Inventions: 1600-1799

17. The Vile Victorians: Crime and Punishment [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Sweeney Todd - "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: The Treadmill (150/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky:Unsolved Mysteries: The Money Pit (115/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Jack the Ripper (64/180)
Timeline: No. 45. Nasty 19th Century 1825-1849

18. The Wicked Wild West [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Cattle Rustlin'
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Scalping (152/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Billy the Kid (47/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Custer (George A. Custer), called the 'Boy General' (37/180)
Timeline: No. 51. Discoveries & Inventions 1800-2000

19. The Frightfully Fabulous French [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Cyrano de Bergerac
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Bone Bread (in 1590, Paris) (101/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: Man in the Iron Mask (113/180) (may be wrong number)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Charles VI (10/180)
Timeline: No. 38. Evil 18th Century 1750-1774

20. The Slimy Stuarts:Burning Boils [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Great Plague -picture of a rat flea
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: The Fire of London (140/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Colonel Blood -soldier & thief of Crown jewels (52/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Isaac Newton (86/180)
Timeline: No. 32. Scandalous 17th Century 1650-1674

21. The Woeful Second World War [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Paratroopers
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: D-Day (173/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Bat Bombs (122/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Stalin (28/180)
Timeline: No. 59: Terrible Twentieth Century 1939-1945

22. The Terrible Tudors: Bad Bess[top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Tudor Theatre
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Tower of London (155/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Dr. John Dee -Elizabeth I's maths expert, map-maker and 'magician' (90/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Queen Bess (Elizabeth I) (21/180)
Timeline: No. 27: Sinister 16th Century: The Spanish Armada - 1588

23. The Extraordinary Explorers [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick:
Sea Sicknesses: typhus, plague, dysentery and scurvy
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Shipboard Food: maggots and weevils (107/180)
iii Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Mermaids (133/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Columbus [Christopher Columbus] (29/180)
Timeline: No. 28. Discoveries & Inventions 1400-1599 (sits in the Sinister 16th Century Section)

24. The Trendy 20s and Dirty 30s [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Prohibition (1920 US made alcohol illegal)
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Alcatraz (158/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Al Capone (65/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Bonnie and Clyde (72/180)
Timeline: No. 54: Terrible 20th Century: 1920-1939

25. America and Its Scurfy Settlers [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Pilgrim Fathers
ii. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Slave Ships (159/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Selling New York (121/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Nathaniel Bacon (75/180)
Timeline: No. 33. Scandalous 17th Century: 1675-1699

26. The Incredible Incas [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Sachamama - the ancient Inca believed in gods that could change their shapes and travel between the worlds of gods and men. Sachamama was one of these - a powerful and petrifying god of the jungle
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Inca Sacrifices (169/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Pachacuti - a 15th Century Inca leader (4/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Francisco Pizarro - a Spanish conqueror of the Incas (45/180)
Timeline: No. 18. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1350-1399
Note - issue 26 has the wrong Flip 'N' Flick card listed for the Smashing Saxon magazine on the back - it has the Roman Hot Baths card rather than The Battle of Hastings

27. The Smashing Saxons [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Battle of Hastings
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Saxon Law (Blood Feuds) (146/180)
iii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Saxon Sacrifices. Slaves died with their masters (165/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Robin Hood (Fulk FitzWarin perhaps or Robert Hod?) (80/180)
Timeline: No. 13. Monstrous Middle Ages: 900-999

28. Rotten Romans in Britain [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Roman Baths
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Foul [should say Vile] Food: Roman Food (dormice, pigs udders, cockerel combs, larks' tongues and porpoises...) (104/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Boudicca (23/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Julius Caesar (39/180)
Timeline: No. 9. Awesome Ancient World AD201-AD400

29. Vile Victorians Foul Factories
[top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Chimney Sweep
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: The Great Stink of 1858, Britain's steaming hot summer accompanied by ripe ponginess from the Thames (144/180)
iii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Daily Dunking -in Victorian factories, children were dunked in water if they fell asleep (153/180)
iv. Death & Disaster: Petrifying Places: Match Factories-18 hrs of work a day for girls (162/180)
Timeline: No. 47. Nasty 19th Century 1875-1899

30. The Groovy Greeks Alexander the Not-So-Great [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Gordian Knot-a complicated knot used by King Gordius to tie his ox cart to a pole. When Gordius died, legend had it the untier of the knot would rule Asia. Alexander just cut through it...
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Four Humours: Blood, Black Bile, Yellow Bile and Phlegm (94/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots [minus the 's' on the card] Archimedes (83/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Alexander the Great (3/180)
Timeline: No. 6. Awesome Ancient World 400BC-201BC

31. The Slimy Stuarts: Charlie Gets the Chop [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Musket Mayhem
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: The King's Blood - people used to think royals had god-like powers so when Charles I got the chop, they soaked his blood up in anything they had to hand...(97/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Moll Cutpurse - a famous 17th Century female thief (59/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Oliver Cromwell (77/180)
Timeline: No. 34. Scandalous 17th Century: English Civil War 1642-1651

32. The Marauding Mongols [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Goat Grabbing - a grisly sport invented by the Mongols in the 1200s
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Foul Food: Koumiss - an alcoholic yoghurt drink (105/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Timur the Lame - a bad, bloodthirsty 14th Century Mongol leader - with a limp! (68/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Genghis Khan (41/180)
Timeline: No. 16. Monstrous Middle Ages 1200-1299

33. Rowdy Revolutions: France [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Les Tricoteuses
ii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Charlotte Corday -a mean-minded madame who murdered Jean Paul Marat, a leader of the French revolution (60/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Robespierre, Maximilien (78/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Marie Antoinette, married to Louis XVI (25/180)
Timeline: No. 41. Evil 18th Century: French Revolution 1789-1799

34. The Awful Ancients [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Hammurabi's Code (a lethal law-maker who wrote 282 rules for his Babylonian people to obey)
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Moloch - a half-human, half-bull god (130/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Nimrod: legendary king who founded Babylon in Mesopotamia (11/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Nabonidus (33/180)
Timeline: No. 2. Awesome Ancient World: 5000BC-3001BC

35. The Sizzling Spanish [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Spanish Inquisition
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Painful Punishments: The Rack (torture device) (145/180)
Note: This card is printed as Kooky & Spooky, but should actually be in the Death & Disaster section and in those colours. This was a publishing and printing error
iii. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Isabella, Queen of Castile from 1474-1504 (24/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Torquemada (Tomas de Torquemada) (34/180)
Timeline: No. 23. Sinister 16th Century. 1500-1524

36. The Beastly Barbarians [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Barbarian Bards
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Sacking of Rome - 5th Century AD (139/180)
iii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Teutoberg Forest (178/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Attila the Hun (44/180)
Timeline: No. 10. Awesome Ancient World: AD401-AD749

37. The Stormin' Normans[top]
-includes the cards:
i. Flip 'N' Flick: William Rufus (became King of England after William the Conqueror died)
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: The Children's Crusade - in 1212, a young French lad called Stephen set out to capture the Holy Land from the muslims with 30,000 kids (119/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Godiva's Ride: a Saxon lady married to mean Earl Leofric (120/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: William the Conqueror (12/180)
Timeline: No. 14. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1000-1099

38. Ruthless Richard and the Useless Yorks
[top]
Came with the second (of three) magazine tidy
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Bloody Tower (The Tower of London)
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: The Wheel (147/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Leeches (95/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Richard III (70/180)
Timeline: No. 20. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1450-1499
Fold Out Family Tree: Monstrous Middle Ages: The Punchy Plantagenets

39. The Blitzed Brits [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Barrage Balloons
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Hindenburg, which blew up in New York, 1937 (142/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Zoo Animals (shortage of meat in the war meant people ate zoo animals) (100/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Rogues' Gallery: William Joyce: a posh British twit working for the Nazis (54/180)
Timeline: No. 55. Terrible 20th Century 1940-1949

40. Rowdy Revolutions: America [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Boston Tea Party - in 1773, Britain taxed the American colonies on tea
ii. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Francis Marion - a tough soldier who fought the British Army in the American Revolution (74/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Benjamin Franklin, a politician who helped create the United States. Also invented lightning rods and bi-focal lenses (87/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: George III, the British King who had to sign away control of the United States (15/180)
Timeline: No. 40. Evil 18th Century: American Revolution: 1773-1783

41. The Silly Chilly Cold War [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Berlin Wall
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Death by Umbrella: Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian writer critical of the communist government there was killed in London by a ricin pellet propelled from an umbrella tip (170/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Brainwashing: in the 1950s, governments were very interested in this area of study (92/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Leon Theremin - in 1920, a Russian boffin called Leon Theremin invented an unusual musical instrument (88/180)
Timeline: No. 56. The Terrible 20th Century: 1950-2000

42. The Cut-Throat Celts [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Druids' Magic
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Bog Burials (163/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Banshees (128/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: MedB - a wicked queen who was bonkers about bulls (27/180)
Timeline: No. 11. Awesome Ancient World: Rotten Round-Up: 2.5 million BC - AD749

43. The Ingenious Italians [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Catherine de Medici - a nasty Italian noble who married into the French Royal Family. Was involved in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Bloody Barbers (Barbers used to perform some of the duties you'd expect of a doctor or dentist) (99/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Lucrezia Borgia - the Borgias were a notoriously bad family - her dad was the pope, but he wasn't a 'holy' good chap... (58/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Leonardo Da Vinci: born in Italy 1542, artist, scientist and thinker (85/180)
Timeline: No. 20. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1450-1499

44. Nasty Knights & Crazy Crusaders [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Knight School - in the Middle Ages, boys of 14 could become trainee knights - 'squires'
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Agincourt -1415, Henry V's English army clobbered the French army, which was four times bigger (175/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Knightly Nonsense - Ulrich of Lichtenstein was a daft knight who set off to impress his lady in a blonde wig and a dress... (126/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Peter the Hermit - a French holy man, who was dirty, ugly and never washed, but was worshipped with his donkey (30/180)
Timeline: No. 15. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1100-1199

45. The Gorgeous Georgians Vs Nasty Napoleon [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Boney's Starving Army: Boney invaded Russia, a barmy idea which led to famine...and frozen limbs in the icy Russian winter
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Waterloo, fought in 1815 (179/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Waterloo Teeth - robbers went onto the field of Waterloo after the battle removing teeth to sell on to dentists...(93/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Napoleon Bonaparte, born Corsica 1769 (2/180)
Timeline: No. 44. Nasty 19th Century: 1800-1824
Fold Out Family Tree: The Haughty Hanoverians

46. The Slicing Samurai [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Hara Kiri - slicing your stomach open. Japanese emperors could order nobles to commit this by sending them a jewelled dagger
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Nagashino - in 1575, two Japanese warlords clashed at Nagashino when they were fighting to decide who ruled Japan (180/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Fugu - a kind of fish considered a delicacy in Japan, but if prepared the wrong way, then you've had your chips... (108/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Tokugawa: Ieyasu Tokugawa was a fierce warlord who conquered Japan in 1603 (42/180)
Timeline: No. 22. The Monstrous Middle Ages: Rotten Round-up 750-1499

47. The 'Orrible Ottomans [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Awful Ibrahim - a sultan of the Ottoman Empire - mad Ibrahim I, had 280 wives!
ii. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Vlad the Impaler: an Eastern European ruler in the 15th century (66/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: The Harem -the sultans of the Ottoman Empire had many wives which were kept in a private part of the palace called the Harem (63/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Murad IV, a raving loony who ruled the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century (9/180)
Timeline: No. 29. Sinister 16th Century: Rotten Round-up 1500-1599

48. Plundering Pirates [top]
-includes the cards
i. Flip 'N' Flick: Pirate Life
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: The Bermuda Triangle (114/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Read and Bonny (Mary Read and Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean Sea in the 18th Century; and mean and murderous as any man they were (55/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Black Beard - between 1716 and 1718, Blackbeard the pirate terrorised ships sailing in the high seas off America (67/180)
Timeline: No. 37. Evil Eighteenth Century: 1725-1749

49. Rowdy Revolutions: Russia [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Death of Rasputin - a favourite monk of the Russian royal family and murdered by Prince Yusupov and associates
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Sitting on a Pole (for 18 hours)- this was just one punishment meted out in gulags - brutal work camps (151/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Rasputin - a Russian peasant who pretended to be a holy man (50/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Ruthless Rebels: Lenin -Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, who nicknamed himself Lenin (79/180)
Timeline: No. 57. The Terrible 20th Century: Russian Revolution 1905-1922

50. The Jumbled Germans [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Phwoar to War: in 1618, the parliament of Bohemia squabbled about who should tell Emperor Ferdinand II what to do. In the rumpus, two of the Emperor's advisors got thrown out of a window of Prague Castle...landing in soft manure. This sparked a 30 years war...
ii. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Tycho Brahe - a Danish stargazer who studied the planets in great detail (84/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Creative Crackpots: Agrippa - Cornelius Agrippa was a 15th Century crackpot from Cologne - he became famous for always speaking Latin, even when shopping! (89/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Rudolf II - an awful ruler of Austria in the 16th Century (7/180)
Timeline: No. 31. Scandalous 17th Century: 1625-1649

51. The Amazing Africans [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Lost Explorer: David Livingstone was an explorer who went into parts of Africa not previously visited by Europeans. In 1866, he went to find the source of the Nile and disappeared for many years...
ii. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Sunni Ali - built a large empire in West Africa in the 15th Century (6/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Cruel Kings: Chief Dingaan - a Zulu who bumped off his half-brother Shaka in 1838 (13/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Mean Queens: Zenobia of Palmyra: she ruled a great empire in the 3rd Century AD. She was beautiful, but beastly and probably had her husband Odenathus bumped off... (19/180)
Timeline: No. 36. Evil 18th Century: 1700-1724

52. The Incredible Indians [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Ganesh (a Hindu god)
ii. Death & Disaster: Evil Executions: Cannon Fodder: British troops executed disloyal Indian troops in the 19th century by strapping them to the front of a cannon barrel and blasting them into bits (168/180)
iii. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Phoolan Devi - born in 1963, Phoolan was a poor 11-year-old girl forced to marry a horrid old man. She ran away, joined a band of robbers and became India's 'Bandit Queen' (61/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Thuggees: a vile secret cult in India whose members were called Thuggees, or was it something made up by the British to destroy the Kali religion? (71/180)
Timeline: No. 35. Scandalous 17th Century: Rotten Roundup

53. Revolting Rebellions: Europe [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Paris Commune: in 1870, France was beaten by Prussia in a war; starving workers marched through the streets shouting for 'bread or death'. The government in Paris abandoned its post, leaving the workers to form their own council, which they called 'the Commune'
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Sick Sewage - in the 19th Century, a disease called Cholera kiled thousands in Europe. Cholera is found in sewage and can infect water supplies (141/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Roman Republic: in 1849, the people of Rome decided they were fed up of being ruled by the Pope and killed his minister. The Pope ran away and rowdy Roman leader Giuseppe Mazzini read out his plan for Rome on the steps of the City Hall... (124/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Wild Women: Mary Shelley: wrote Frankenstein and shocked people that a woman could write such a spooky tale (62/180)
Timeline: No. 50. Nasty 19th Century: European Rebellions 1830-1871

54. The Cheeky Chinese [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Confucius - one of China's wisest men, born in 551BC
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Chinese Water Torture - the inventor is suspected to have been Hippolytus de Marsiliis, a 16th-century Italian lawyer (149/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: 100-Year-Old Eggs - a favourite Chinese food - made by storing duck eggs in ash and salt until the white bit goes dark grey and the yolk looks thick, sour creme (103/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Evil Emperors: Wu-Hou: In AD 690, Wu-Hou (a.k.a Wu-Zetian) was the only woman ever to rule China. She rose from being a servant girl to a wu-thless wuler (8/180)
Timeline: No. 39. Evil 18th Century: 1775-1799

55. America's Very Uncivil War [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Act of Treason: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a failed actor. Booth hated Abe's crazy modern ideas
ii. Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Tarred & Feathered: this punishment was invented by King Richard the Lionheart in the Middle Ages and popular in America in the civil war (148/180)
iii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles: Gettysburg - the biggest battle ever fought in America was here during the civil war (174/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Emperor Norton: Joshua Norton was a bonkers San Francisco businessman who had lost all his money. On 17th September, 1859, he declared himself Emperor of the United States... (35/180)
Timeline: No. 49: Evil 18th Century: American Civil War 1860-1865

56. The Terrific Pacific [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Headhunters: for many centuries, hardly anyone visited the Solomon Islands because the tribes there were famous as headhunters; that is they'd cut off visitors' heads...
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Krakatoa - in 1882, the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted with an explosion so large that it caused tidal waves over 100ft tall which killed over 30,000 people (137/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Vile Food: Longpig: -it's a cannibal's name for human flesh, yuck! These cannibals lived in the South Pacific (106/180)
iv. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: Easter Island Heads, an island home to massive stone heads which the natives called Moai (112/180)
Timeline: No. 43. Evil 18th Century: Rotten Roundup

57. The Irate Irish [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Easter Rising - in 1916, many Irish people were so fed up with being ruled by Britain that they started a rebellion. On Easter Monday, they seized Dublin General Post Office and other buildings and proclaimed rule over Ireland
ii. Death & Disaster: Dire Disasters: Potato Famine. In the 19th Century, Irish peasants were so poor they ate almost nothing but potatoes. So when fungus fouled the spuds, there was nothing to eat and a famine took hold, not forgetting evictions and homelessness (138/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Fomorians, a race of ugly bad-tempered Irish sea monsters, each with only one eye, one arm and one leg (129/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Mad Murderers: Billy the Bowl: was a legless beggar who terrorised Dublin streets in the 18th Century. He used to push himself round in an iron bowl made for him by the local blacksmith, but unfortunately this fast 'vehicle' led him to commit robbery and murder! (69/180)
Timeline: No. 53. The Terrible 20th Century: 1900-1919

58. Revolting Rebellions: South America [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: William Walker: one of the crazy adventurers known as 'filibusters' - greedy blokes who tried to take over countries in Central and South America in the 19th Century.
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Mad Medicine: Yage: a spooky plant used by native witch doctors or 'shamans' in South America - reputed to have magical powers (98/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Unsolved Mysteries: Crystal Skulls: scary human skulls made of pure crystal have been found in Central and South America. It is not known how they were made (116/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Gory Generals: Simon Bolivar - a bossy Venezuelan general who kicked the Spanish out of South America. Bolivia is named after him (43/180)
Timeline: No. 48. Nasty 19th Century: South American Rebellions, 1808-1840

59. Cruel Colonials [top]
Included flier advertising that the Horrible Histories collection would be extended by a further 20 issues due to popularity
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: The Victoria Cross - a medal introduced in 1856 by Queen Victoria
ii. Death & Disaster: Beastly Battles - Rourke's Drift. At the battle of Rourke's Drift in 1879, less than 150 British soldiers held off 4,000 Zulu warriors for two days. The Brits won (176/180)
iii. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: The Mad Mahdi, a leader who conquered the Sudan in the 19th Century and got his nickname from the British, who he beat in battle (32/180)
iv. Rotten Rulers: Loony Leaders: Stanley. Henry Morton Stanley was a reporter who found the lost explorer David Livingstone in Africa and uttered the famous words: "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" (36/180)
Timeline: No. 52. Nasty 19th Century. Rotten Roundup: 1800-1899

60. The Awesome Aussies [top]
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i. Flip 'N' Flick: Boomerangs
ii. Kooky & Spooky: Daft Deeds: Burke & Wills - the first Europeans to cross Australia from bottom to top (using 24 camels) (118/180)
iii. Kooky & Spooky: Mythical Monsters: Bunyips. These are mean hairy monsters that guard waterholes or 'billabongs' and utter terrifying bellowing sounds, quite apart from eating human flesh... (127/180)
iv. Mad & Bad: Rogues Gallery: Ned Kelly - Australia's most famous outlaw who stole cattle and robbed banks with the Kelly gang (53/180)
Timeline: No. 60. Terrible 20th Century: Rotten Roundup: 1900 - 2000

61. The Scary Scots Woad Warriors [top]
Came with magazine tidy and new timeline binder to begin a new Timeline Collection
NOTE: From issue 61 onwards, the Flip 'N' Flick, Kooky & Spooky, Mad & Bad and Rotten Rulers cards are no longer issued and are replaced by:
20 Foul 'N' Freaky cards (they directly replace the Flip 'N' Flick cards. They have glow in the dark, scratch & sniff and warm 'n' reveal features)
60 other assorted cards, 15 of each of: Foul Firsts, Lousy Lasts, Worst Ever; and Woeful Work
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (1/20): Scratch 'N' Sniff: Terrible Tanning: as in tanning hides (1/20)
ii. Foul Firsts: Doctor 'Dunce': John Duns, a Scottish scholar who lived in the 12th Century, was the first ever 'dunce' - the word for numbskull is just a variant of his surname (31/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Bog Iron Hunter: in ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon times, people used to poke around in peat bogs to get hold of pellets of metal that form naturally in the bogs. The work was back-breaking and very very wet (1/60)
iv. Worst Ever: MacDonalds Massacre: the worst thing a guest could do is kill you and this is exactly what happened to the MacDonalds in 1692 at the hands of their guests the Campbells (doing the English government's dirty deeds) (16/60)
Timeline: No. 8 Crazy Culture: Frightful Fashion

62. Even More Rotten Romans [top]
Came with extra, free Terrible Timeline binder for the new set of timelines
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (8/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Caligula's Corpse - Caligula was despatched quite brutally - stabbed by his own guards as he left a show. But, they botched his burial, putting him in a shallow grave in some gardens
ii. Foul Firsts: Roman Graffiti: the first graffiti that we know about historically was written on the walls in Roman times - examples have been found in Pompeii (32/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Roman Sewer Worker: in ancient Rome, one of the whiffiest jobs had to be sewer worker - some of the Roman sewers were massive and you could sail a boat down the main one (2/60)
iv. Worst Ever: Nero the Cheat - the worst ever Chariot Racer was probably the Roman Emperor - he wasn't just a rotten rider, but he was a big rotten cheat too (17/60)
Timeline: No. 1. Silly Society: Dire Disease 5000BC - AD2000

63. Awful England [top]
Came with Free Terrible Timeline Dividers: Crazy Culture, Silly Society and Dirty Decades
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (14/20). Glow in the Dark: Corpse Lights - there are many spooky tales in British folklore about spooky 'corpse lights' - which are hovering lights of the dead. In Welsh tales, the lights hover above the houses of sick people and then follow the route their funeral will take. Most stories say the lights are blue...
ii. Foul Firsts: Public Loos: Matilda, wife of Henry I, had a public loo built at Queenshithe docs, 12th century. Before that, you'd unload on the road... (33/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Fuller: to be a fuller you'd spend all day barefoot, squishing and squashing woollen cloth underfoot in buckets of stale, stinky wee...yeeuchhh! (3/60)
iv. Woeful Work: Leech Collector: leeches were a top remedy in the Middle Ages (4/60)
Timeline: No. 2. Silly Society: Terrible Transport: 3,000,000 - AD2000

64. The Super South Africans [top]
Came with free tin to store cards
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (2/20): Horse Ships - when the South African War started in 1899, the Brits needed lots of horses for their army, so they were shipped in from all over the place, America and Australia included
ii. Foul Firsts: First Boer War: The Boers (Dutch farmers) in South Africa hated being bossed about by the Brits and bashed them up at the battle of Majuba Hill in 1881 (34/60)
iii. Lousy Lasts: The Last Quagga - quaggas were a semi-striped zebra from South Africa that had a strange animal cry; they became extinct in 1883 when the last one died in a zoo (46/60)
iv. Worst Ever: Shaka Zulu -a great king of the zulus - sent his ferocious warriors to attack other African tribes, slaughtering over 1 million people (18/60)
Timeline: No. 9. Crazy Culture: Naughty 'n' Sporty: 1000BC - AD2005

65. The Shifty 50s [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (3/20): Teddy Boys - Teddy boys were trendy Brits in the 50s - they wore clothes that looked like they were from Edwardian times (long coats, velvet collars)
ii. Foul Firsts: H-Bomb Test - 1st November 1952 was the day the first H-Bomb was tested by American forces (35/60)
iii. Foul Firsts: Myxomatosis: a disease used to control rabbits in Australia made its way to Britain and wiped out nearly all the rabbits (36/60)
iv. Worst Ever: Woeful Walkies: a Russian dog called Laika went for walkies in space, but sadly died during the mission (19/60)
Timeline: No. 16. Dirty Decades: Thrifty 1950s: 1950-1959

66. Even More Extraordinary Explorers [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (9/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Contrary Mary - women weren't supposed to have adventures in Victorian times, but that didn't stop Mary Kingsley, who travelled to the jungles of West Africa
ii. Foul Firsts: Lewis and Clark: This death-defying duo were the very first Europeans to cross America from East to West coasts and back again, experiencing some truly terrifying times on their trip... (37/60)
iii. Foul Firsts: Speke & The Nile: Speke and Burton were 19th Century explorers who set out to find the source of the Nile river in Egypt...but they both got sick...and while Burton chose to rest, Speke went on alone and found the the source (38/60)
iv. Worst Ever: Frobisher's Folly: Frobisher was a daring Elizabethan sailor who ended up with rocks as a treasure hoard (he thought the sparkly rocks were gold, but they were actually Fool's Gold (20/60)
Timeline: No. 10. Crazy Culture: Awesome Art 60,000BC - AD2005

67. The Amazing Americans [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (16/20): Glow in the Dark: Tesla's Tricks - Nicola Tesla was a brainbox working in America at the end of the 19th Century, who made amazing discoveries about electricity and turned some of his experiments into a show, which he went on tour with
ii. Foul Firsts: Electrified Elephant: the electric chair was invented by Thomas Edison; once he had built it, and to show that electricity could be lethal, he tried it out on various animals, the largest of which was an elephant (39/60)
iii. Lousy Lasts: Pigeon Peril: when Europeans first settled in North America, billions of passenger pigeons lived there. Of course that wasn't the situation for long and the settlers shot them for grub and sport, even using machine guns...the last of them was shot in 1899 (47/60)
iv. Worst Ever: Bridge Baloney: Visitors to New York have often been scammed into buying bits of Brooklyn Bridge (21/60)
Timeline: No. 3. Silly Society: Terrifying Teaching 3500BC-AD2005

68. The Terrifying Trojans [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (10/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Trojan Horse - the Greeks besieging Troy built a huge wooden horse to sneak their troops into the walled city of Troy (the soldiers were concealed inside). They left the horse on the beach and seemingly withdrew. The Trojans thought the horse was left as a gift to say sorry and wheeled it inside the city walls...
ii. Worst Ever: Awful Eruption: the eruption of the Greek island of Thera (Santorini today) around 1500BC (22/60)
iii. Worst Ever: Parking Penalty - the first AND WORST! parking rule ever to be enforced was at Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria when King Sennacherib introduced the penalty of death by impalement for anyone parking on his new paved street...(23/60)
iv. Foul Firsts: Flame Thrower - the first of these was used in AD678 by the Byzantines against an attacking Arab fleet (40/60)
Timeline: No. 11. Crazy Culture: Foul Food 60,000BC - AD2005

69. The Crazy Caribbean [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (15/20). Glow in the Dark: Baron Samedi - (Samedi means Saturday) is one of the Haitian voodoo gods of the dead and is usually shown wearing a purple or black top hat and coat-tails and sunglasses. He also smokes a cigar and carries a cane. He is also known as Baron Cemetiere (Cemetary) and Baron La Croix (The Cross)
ii. Woeful Work: Plantation Picker - the cotton picking slaves of French-ruled Saint Dominique had it particularly bad working under a series of strict rules known as the 'Black Code' (5/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Zombie - zombies are part of the voodoo beliefs of some African and Caribbean countries (6/60)
iv. Foul Firsts: Gruesome Grog - Caribbean rum had always been a favourite tipple of seafarers. In 1740, British Rear Admiral Edward Vernon watered the rum down with water, lime juice and sugar to ensure his sailors did not get drunk. Since Vernon's nickname was Old Grog, the drink became known as Grog (41/60)
Timeline: No. 12. Crazy Culture: Domestic Discomforts: 1,500,000BC - AD2005

70. Even More Vile Victorians [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (11/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Scary Sarah - 19th Century actress Sarah Bernhardt used to take 40 winks in a coffin
ii. Woeful Work: Peeler: in 1829, Robert Peel started the London police force (7/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Dredger-Man: in Victorian London, dredger-men made a living by 'fishing' in the stinky river Thames for bodies (yuck!) (8/60)
iv. Foul Firsts: First Car Crash: In 1899, a car salesman called Edwin Sewell made history by being the first man to crash a car. He was trying to sell it and was showing off by going at 25mph! Unfortunately, the wheels disintegrated... (42/60)
Timeline: No. 4. Silly Society: Bungling Blunders: 1200Bc - AD2005

71. The Wild Welsh [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (17/20): Glow in the Dark: Ghost Dog. There is a scary Welsh legend about a ghostly 'dog of darkness' - a horrible hellhound called (in Welsh) the gwyglli, which haunts deserted lanes and graveyards in Wales and specialises in following lonely travellers...
ii. Woeful Work: Gold Chain Gang - gold was mined at Dolaucothi in Wales for around 500 years before the Romans came to take over in 75AD. When Rome took over the mine, slave labour was used (9/60)
iii. Lousy Lasts: Llewellyn the Last- this wily Welsh noble was the last Welsh king. He battled his own brothers for power and then assembled an army. He was beaten by King Edward I of England (48/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Druids' Last Stand - the island of Mona (Anglesey) was home to the Druids and represented a power base of holy men outside of Roman control, who wanted to keep Wales Celtic. The rotten Romans invaded and massacred the Druids and Celts... (49/60)
Timeline: No. 5. Silly Society: Cruel Crimes 2500BC - AD2005

72. The Shocking Sixties [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (4/20): Scratch 'n' Sniff: Hippy Style: in the 1960s, large numbers of people rebelled against the work ethic, war and wicked rulers and started the hippy movement (long hair, working for peace, bright colours, having long hair and more)
ii. Woeful Work: Traffic Warden - in 1960, a new horror was unleashed on the streets of London - traffic wardens...(10/60)
iii. Worst Ever: Teen Tangle - in 1964, Britain suffered its worst ever teen trouble with gangs of 'Mods' and 'Rockers' terrorising seaside towns by fighting in the streets. Brighton was worst hit with 1,000 kids going on the rampage...(24/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: King Congo - The Congo, in Africa, had been grabbed by Belgium's King Leopold in 1885 and was a rich country packed with minerals like copper. In 1960, the Congolese rose up and forced the Belgians out (50/60)
Timeline: No. 17. Silly 1960s: 1960-1969

73. The Scary Scots: Tartan Terrors [top]
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i. Foul 'N' Freaky (12/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Edinburgh Vaults - underneath the fashionable streets of 1800s Edinburgh, there was a hidden network of dingy tunnels containing streets with shops and homes for poor folk. With 10 people sharing a single chamber, it's anyones guess where the chamber pot got emptied out...
ii. Woeful Work: Pirate Hunter - a tough Scots sea captain, Andrew Barton, was given a dirty job in the year 1506, which was to hunt down some savage pirates for King James IV. They had murdered some Scottish sailors. Andy duffed up the pirates, chopped their heads off and sent them to the king - job done! (11/60)
iii. Lousy Lasts: Last Scottish Wolf - in 1743, so the legend goes, the last Scottish Wolf was killed by hunter Eagan MacQueen (the wolf was supposed to have killed two children) (51/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Glasgow Flogging - the last person to get a public flogging (in 1822) was Richard Campbell in 1822. He had been part of a mob that had attacked a house, which was supposed to be haunted (52/60)
Timeline: No. 6. Horrible Hobbies. 1000BC - AD2005

74. The Busy Byzantines [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (13/20): Warm 'n' Reveal: Funny Byz-Ness - being a Byzantine emperor was dangerous; you just didn't know who to trust. Many emperors got assassinated and often by their supposed closest friends (e.g Justinian, whose mosaic is on the front of the card)
ii. Worst Ever: Sports Riot -the thuggish fans of chariot races in Constantinople, there were two gangs - the Blues and the Greens, always got into punch-ups. Their fights made modern hooligans look tame. In AD 532, some fans were condemned to death for fighting, but the fight became a really big one when the Emperor Justinian refused to pardon the fans. The fans rioted and the battle became an attempt to get rid of the Emperor... (25/60)
iii. Worst Ever: Byzantine Battle - in 1071 the Byzantines got bashed by the Turks at the Battle of Manzikert, a battle which could have been avoided if the Emperor Romanus had accepted the Turkish Sultan's peace deal and if his Norman soldiers had not deserted him... (26/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Byzantine Emperor - Constantine XI was the last emperor of the Byzantine empire, which by now was tiny and consisted of only one city...Constantinople. The Ottoman Turks invaded in 1453 and overthrew the city and empire (53/60)
Timeline: No. 13. Crazy Culture: Batty Books

75. The Elegant Edwardians [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (18/20): Glow in the Dark: Curious Curies. Marie Curie and her husband Pierre were a pair of scientists and their Curi - osity led them to make astounding discoveries with only an old cupboard as a lab - they discovered how radioactive particles shoot through flesh and bone
ii. Worst Ever: Suffragette Suffering - Emily Davison was an angry lady, angry that even in 1913, British women couldn't vote. Stirred to action, she wanted something spectacular to grab the headlines and jumped into the path of the King's horse at the Derby, a famous horserace, incurring fatal injuries (27/60)
iii. Foul Firsts: Beastly Borstals - in Edwardian times, some naughty boys (seriously naughty that is) got sent to Borstal, special prisons for young hooligans which had been introduced in 1902 (43/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: The Titanic's Last Trip - the Titanic was the biggest passenger ship ever launched and the most luxurious too. Tragically, its first trip in 1912 was also it's last... (54/60)
Timeline: No. 7. Silly Society: Woeful Weapons 400,000BC - AD2005

76. Potty Portugal [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (5/20): Scratch 'N' Sniff: Seasick Sailors -life on a Portuguese explorer's ship was more than enough to make you sick! Stormy seas could make you really really seasick, so spare a thought for Bartholomew Dias who got caught in a 2-week storm in 1487...
ii. Woeful Work: Cod Catcher - Portuguese cod fishermen had a terrible time in the 1900s - they fished from tiny 'dory' boats that could get snagged by whales and towed out to sea (12/60)
iii. Worst Ever: Crazy Crusade: King Sebastian of Portugal led a crazy crusade into the middle of a red-hot desert in Morocco in 1578 - a ride into certain death (28/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: King of Portugal: By 1910, the royal family in Portugal were hated for ruining the country. The last king was Manuel II - when he got booted out, he spent his exile in England (55/60)
Timeline: No. 18. Dirty Decades: Sinister 1970s 1970-1979

77. The Awesome North American Indians [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (6/20):Scratch 'N' Sniff: Sweat Lodge: after a tough day hunting buffalo, Native Americans would get hot, sweaty and stinky in a sauna with attitude, called a 'sweat lodge'
ii. Woeful Work: Horse Herder - if you were a horse herder in the Blackfoot tribe you really had to keep alert because warriors from other tribes were always trying to steal the horses. The herders were just boys of eight years old though... (13/60)
iii. Foul Firsts: Smallpox Epidemic - in 1616, the Indians of New England received a terrible gift from the visiting English slave traders - smallpox. North American Indians had never had the disease and the mortality rate in some tribes reached an horrific 95% (44/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: The Last of the Yahi - this sad story tells of the Yahi tribe of California, who were all killed in the 1860s by land-hungry white settlers. In 1908, some surveyors found 4 survivors still alive in the forest...BUT...instead of helping them, they stole their food and a further 3 died, leaving only one who was known as Ishi (55/60)
Timeline: No. 14. Crazy Culture: Mad Music 45,000BC - AD2005

78. The Polar Brrrs [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (19/20): Northern Lights: did you know that Eskimos had "firework" displays long before anyone else - for free!! There are spectacular natural light phenomena called The Northern Lights that appear in the Arctic and Antarctic skies caused by billions of tiny particles from the sun known as solar wind, crashing into the Earth's atmosphere
ii. Worst Ever: Polar Picnic: crazy French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot had a picnic on the ice on his 1904 trip to Antarctica (29/60)
iii. Foul Firsts: South Pole Soccer: Ernest Shackleton was stuck - his ship and all his crew were stuck in the ice. So he held the South Pole's first game of ice-football (45/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Franklin's Final Trip. John Franklin set out in 1845 with 129 men to explore the icy North-West passage. After some time it was real-iced they had gone missing and their cannibalised bodies weren't redice-covered until 1854. Turns out their tinned food was contaminated with lead used to seal the cans...(57/60)
Timeline: No. 19. Dirty Decades: Amazing 1980s: 1980-1989

79. Awful England Again [top]
-includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (7/20): Scratch 'N' Sniff: Fire of London: In 1666, Thomas Farynor forgot to turn his oven off and burned down not only his own house but sizeable portions of London too
ii. Woeful Work: Saltpetre Man - surely no-one in their right mind would want to go round collecting people's poo and wee? Would they? Well, actually, they did. In the 1600s, the men that went round doing this were called the Saltpetre men. Saltpetre was used in the manufacture of gunpowder and the collection of the poo and wee made the saltpetre men quite well-off (14/60)
iii. Woeful Work: Groom of the Stool - this job involved wiping Henry VIII's (Henry the Eighth's) bottom - you might think no-one would want this job, but any job that allowed a person to get in with the king was worth it in those times (15/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Royal Pretender - King Henry IX was Britain's rightful king from 1788 - 1807, but he lived in France. He never actually ruled or even visited Britain and when his cash was stolen in the French revolution, he had to flee to Italy. Henry's family (the Stuarts) had been kicked off the throne in 1688 by a new Royal family (58/60)
Timeline: No. 15. Bizarre Buildings 4000BC - AD2005

80. Rotten Round-Up [top]
includes the cards
i. Foul 'N' Freaky (20/20): Henry VIII: probably needs no introduction this card - needless to say that of his six wives, two ended up having their heads chopped off by the fat king... You'd think it would end there, BUT, Catherine Howard's and Anne Boleyn's ghosts have been popping up ever since. Cathy's spook haunts Hampton Court; whilst Anne's celebrates the eve of her death by walking round the Tower of London with her head under her arm...
ii. Worst Ever: Foul Funeral - funerals aren't supposed to be fun, but the funeral of Ghengis Khan, the Mongol warrior, was extra miserable. Ghengis wanted his death kept secret and ordered that anyone who even saw his funeral was killed. After the burial, the 50 grave diggers were killed by 50 soldiers who were then themselves killed... (30/60)
iii. Lousy Lasts: The Great Plague - Bubonic plague used to be common in Europe and was spread by fleas. Sufferers got horrid swellings, fevers, headaches and almost always died. So when the last big outbreak hit Europe in 1665 (The Great Plague), drastic action was taken and victims and their families were shut inside their homes and left to die with guards stood outside. Occasionally escape attempts were made and guards murdered...(59/60)
iv. Lousy Lasts: Napoleon's Home - After the Brits beat Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815, they needed to get him out of the way and so they sent the fiery French Emperor to St. Helena, a tiny windy island thousands of miles away. Napoleon was upset to say the least and complained about everything - the facilities, wine, food, water and even the curtains....(60/60)
Timeline: No. 20. Naughty 1990s 1990-1999

Special Editions:

1. Horrible Christmas [top]
-includes four Flip 'N' Flick cards:
i. Xmas Carol Trivia
ii. Mummers Trivia (The Mummers play first became popular in the Middle Ages during the time of the crusades)
iii. Xmas Tree Trivia
iv. Yuletide Trivia

2. Cruel Kings and Mean Queens [top]

3. Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishments [top]
-This 2005 special bumper issue included a 36-page magazine
-a Wanted Villains Poster
-a 3D mousemat
-Four Special Flip 'N' Flick crime cards

 


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  Fold Out Family Trees, with issue they came with noted: [top]
Monstrous Middle Ages: The Punch Plantagenets (issue 38)
The Haughty Hanoverians
(issue 45)
 
 

Timelines in order, with issue they came with noted: [top]
No. 1. Awesome Ancient World: 2.5 million years ago - 5001BC (issue 13)
No. 2. Awesome Ancient World: 5000BC-3001BC (issue 34)
No. 3. Awesome Ancient World: 3000BC - 1601BC (issue 3)
No. 4. Awesome Ancient World 1600-1001BC (issue 15)
No. 5. Awesome Ancient World 1000BC-401BC (issue 7)
No. 6. Awesome Ancient World 400BC-201BC (issue 30)
No. 7. Awesome Ancient World 200-51BC (issue 14)
No. 8. Awesome Ancient World: 50BC-AD200 (issue 1)
No. 9. Awesome Ancient World AD201-AD400 (issue 28)
No. 10. Awesome Ancient World: AD401-AD749 (issue 36)
No. 12. Monstrous Middle Ages: 750-899 (issue 11)
No. 11. Awesome Ancient World: Rotten Round-Up: 2.5 million BC - AD749 (issue 42)
No. 13. Monstrous Middle Ages: 900-999 (issue 27)
No. 14. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1000-1099 (issue 37)
No. 15. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1100-1199 (issue 44)
No. 16. Monstrous Middle Ages 1200-1299 (issue 32)
No. 17. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1300-1349 (issue 5)
No. 18. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1350-1399 (issue 26)
No. 19. Monstrous Middle Ages 1400-1449 (issue 19)
No. 20. Monstrous Middle Ages: 1450-1499 (issue 43)
No. 21. Monstrous Middle Ages: War of the Roses: 1455-1485 (issue 38)
No. 22. The Monstrous Middle Ages: Rotten Roundup 750-1499 (issue 46)
No. 23. Sinister 16th Century. 1500-1524 (issue 35)
No. 24. Sinister 16th Century 1525-1549
(issue 2)
No. 25. Sinister 16th Century: 1500-1574 (issue 12)
No. 26: Sinister 16th Century 1575-1599 (issue 10)
No. 27: Sinister 16th Century: The Spanish Armada - 1588 (issue 22)
No. 28. Discoveries & Inventions 1400-1599 (sits in the Sinister 16th Century Section) (issue 23)
No. 29. Sinister 16th Century: Rotten Round-up 1500-1599 (issue 47)
No. 30. Scandalous 17th Century: 1600-1624 (issue 6)
No. 31. Scandalous 17th Century: 1625-1649 (issue 50)
No. 32. Scandalous 17th Century 1650-1674 (issue 20)
No. 34. Scandalous 17th Century: English Civil War 1642-1651 (issue 31)
No. 35. Scandalous 17th Century: Rotten Roundup (issue 52)
No. 36. Evil 18th Century: 1700-1724 (issue 51)
No. 37. Evil Eighteenth Century: 1725-1749 (issue 48)
No. 38. Evil 18th Century 1750-1774 (issue 19)
No. 39. Evil 18th Century: 1775-1799 (issue 54)
No. 40. Evil 18th Century: American Revolution: 1773-1783 (issue 40)
No. 41. Evil 18th Century: French Revoution 1789-1799 (issue 33)
No. 42. Discoveries & Inventions: 1600-1799 (issue 16)
No. 43. Evil 18th Century: Rotten Roundup (issue 56)
No. 44. Nasty 19th Century: 1800-1824 (issue 45)
No. 45. Nasty 19th Century 1825-1849 (issue 17)
No. 46. Nasty 19th Century 1850-1874 (issue 4)
No. 47. Nasty 19th Century 1875-1899 (issue 29)
No. 48. Nasty 19th Century: South American Rebellions, 1808-1840 (issue 58)
No. 49: Evil 18th Century: American Civil War 1860-1865 (issue 55)
No. 50. Nasty 19th Century: European Rebellions 1830-1871 (issue 53)
No. 51. Discoveries & Inventions 1800-2000 (issue 18)
No. 52. Nasty 19th Century. Rotten Roundup: 1800-1899 (issue 59)
No. 53. The Terrible 20th Century: 1900-1919 (issue 57)
No. 54: Terrible 20th Century: 1920-1939 (issue 24)
No. 55. Terrible 20th Century 1940-1949 (issue 39)
No. 56. The Terrible 20th Century: 1950-2000 (issue 41)
No. 57. The Terrible 20th Century: Russian Revolution 1905-1922 (issue 49)
No. 58. Terrible Twentieth Century: First World War 1914-1918 (issue 8)
No. 59: Terrible Twentieth Century 1939-1945 (issue 21)
No. 60. Terrible 20th Century: Rotten Roundup: 1900 - 2000 (issue 60)

Timelines for Issues 61-80
No. 1. Silly Society: Dire Disease 5000BC - AD2000 (issue 62)
No. 2. Silly Society: Terrible Transport: 3,000,000 - AD2000 (issue 63)
No. 3. Silly Society: Terrifying Teaching 3500BC-AD2005 (issue 67)
No. 4. Silly Society: Bungling Blunders: 1200Bc - AD2005 (issue 70)
No. 5. Silly Society: Cruel Crimes 2500BC - AD2005 (issue 71)
No. 6. Silly Society: Horrible Hobbies 1000BC - AD2005 (issue 73)
No. 7. Silly Society: Woeful Weapons 400,000BC - AD2005 (issue 75)
No. 8. Crazy Culture: Frightful Fashion (issue 61)

No. 9. Crazy Culture: Naughty 'n' Sporty: 1000BC - AD2005 (issue 64)
No. 10. Crazy Culture: Awesome Art 60,000BC - AD2005 (issue 66)
No. 11. Crazy Culture: Foul Food 60,000BC - AD2005 (issue 68)
No. 12. Crazy Culture: Domestic Discomforts: 1,500,000BC - AD2005 (issue 69)
No. 13. Crazy Culture: Batty Books: 2000BC - AD2005 (issue 74)
No. 14. Crazy Culture: Mad Music 45,000BC - AD2005 (issue 77)
No. 15. Bizarre Buildings 4000BC - AD2005 (issue 79)
No. 16. Dirty Decades: Thrifty 1950s: 1950-1959
(issue 65)
No. 17. Dirty Decades: Silly 1960s: 1960-1969 (issue 72)
No. 18. Dirty Decades: Sinister 1970s 1970-1979 (issue 76)
No. 19. Dirty Decades: Amazing 1980s: 1980-1989 (issue 78)
No. 20. Naughty 1990s 1990-1999 (issue 80)

 
  Rotten Rulers Cards in numerical order: (1-45 out of 180 cards in total) [top]
These accompanied issues 1-60
1: Evil Emperors: Caligula (issue 1)
2: Evil Emperors: Napoleon Bonaparte, born Corsica 1769 (issue 45)
3: Evil Emperors: Alexander the Great (issue 30)
4: Evil Emperors: Pachacuti - a 15th Century Inca leader (issue 26)
5: Evil Emperors: Ivan the Terrible (issue 10)
6. Evil Emperors: Sunni Ali - built a large empire in West Africa in the 15th Century (issue 51)
7: Evil Emperors: Rudolf II - an awful ruler of Austria in the 16th Century (issue 50)
8: Evil Emperors: Wu-Hou: In AD 690, Wu-Hou (a.k.a Wu-Zetian) was the only woman ever to rule China. She rose from being a servant girl to a wu-thless wuler (issue 54)
9. Evil Emperors: Murad IV, a raving loony who ruled the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century (issue 47)
10: Cruel Kings : Charles VI of France (issue 19)
11: Cruel Kings: Nimrod: legendary king who founded Babylon in Mesopotamia (issue 34)
12: Cruel Kings: William the Conqueror (issue 37)
13: Cruel Kings: Chief Dingaan - a Zulu who bumped off his half-brother Shaka in 1838 (issue 51)
14: Cruel Kings: Henry VIII (issue 2)
15: Cruel Kings: George III, the British King who had to sign away control of the United States (issue 40)
16: Cruel Kings: Eric Bloodaxe, son of King Harald of Norway (issue 11)
17: Cruel Kings: King John (issue 5)
18: Cruel Kings: Ramesses II -the Pharoah with the biggest head! (issue 15)
19: Mean Queens: Zenobia of Palmyra: she ruled a great empire in the 3rd Century AD. She was beautiful, but beastly and probably had her husband Odenathus bumped off...(issue 51)
20: Mean Queens: Bloody Mary (issue 12)
21: Mean Queens: Queen Bess (Elizabeth I) (issue 22)
22: Mean Queens: Hatshepsut (issue 3)
23: Mean Queens: Boudicca (issue 28)
24: Mean Queens: Isabella, Queen of Castile from 1474-1504 (issue 35)
25: Mean Queens: Marie Antoinette, married to Louis XVI (issue 33)
26: Mean Queens: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (issue 14)
27: Mean Queens: MedB - a wicked queen who was bonkers about bulls (issue 42)
28: Loony Leaders: Joseph Stalin (issue 21)
29. Loony Leaders: Columbus [Christopher Columbus] (issue 23)
30: Loony Leaders: Peter the Hermit - a French holy man, who was dirty, ugly and never washed, but was worshipped with his donkey (issue 44)
31: Loony Leaders: Draco (draughted severe Greek laws, 6th Century AD) (issue 7). The word Draconian comes from this man
32: Loony Leaders: The Mad Mahdi, a leader who conquered the Sudan in the 19th Century and got his nickname from the British, who he beat in battle (issue 59)
33: Loony Leaders: Nabonidus (issue 34)
34: Loony Leaders: Torquemada (Tomas de Torquemada) (issue 35)
35: Loony Leaders: Emperor Norton: Joshua Norton was a bonkers San Francisco businessman who had lost all his money. On 17th September, 1859, he declared himself Emperor of the United States...(issue 55)
36: Loony Leaders: Stanley. Henry Morton Stanley was a reporter who found the lost explorer David Livingstone in Africa and uttered the famous words: "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" (issue 59)
37: Gory Generals: Custer (George A. Custer), called the 'Boy General' (issue 18)
38: Gory Generals: Hernan Cortes - Spanish explorer (issue 9)
39: Gory Generals: Julius Caesar (issue 28)
40: Gory Generals: Hannibal, a general from Carthage (issue 14)
41: Gory Generals: Genghis Khan (issue 32)
42: Gory Generals: Tokugawa: Ieyasu Tokugawa was a fierce warlord who conquered Japan in 1603 (issue 46)
43: Gory Generals: Simon Bolivar - a bossy Venezuelan general who kicked the Spanish out of South America. Bolivia is named after him (issue 58)
44: Gory Generals: Attila the Hun (issue 36)
45: Gory Generals: Francisco Pizarro - a Spanish conqueror of the Incas (issue 26)
 
 

Mad & Bad Cards in numerical order: (46-89 out of 180 cards in total) [top]
These accompanied issues 1-60
46: Rogues Gallery: The Red Baron (Manfred Von Richthofen) (issue 8)
47: Rogues Gallery: Billy the Kid (issue 18)
48: Rogues Gallery: Matthew Hopkins, 17th Century 'witchfinder' (issue 6)
49: Rogues Gallery: Deacon Brodie - a well respected Edinburgh businessman (issue 16)
50: Rogues Gallery: Rasputin - a Russian peasant who pretended to be a holy man (issue 49)
51: Rogues Gallery: Dick Turpin, famous highwayman (issue 16)
52: Rogues Gallery: Colonel Blood-soldier & thief of Crown jewels (issue 20)
53: Rogues Gallery: Ned Kelly - Australia's most famous outlaw who stole cattle and robbed banks with the Kelly gang (issue 60)
54: Rogues' Gallery: William Joyce: a posh British twit working for the Nazis (issue 39)
55: Wild Women: Read and Bonny (Mary Read and Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean Sea in the 18th Century; and mean and murderous as any man they were (issue 48)
56: Wild Women: Lucy (issue 13)
57: Wild Women: Elizabeth Bathory (a Hungarian noblewoman) (issue 12)
58: Wild Women: Lucrezia Borgia - the Borgias were a notoriously bad family - her dad was the pope, but he wasn't a 'holy' good chap... (issue 43)
59: Wild Women: Moll Cutpurse - a famous 17th Century female thief (issue 31)
60: Wild Women: Charlotte Corday -a mean-minded madame who murdered Jean Paul Marat, a leader of the French revolution (issue 33)
61: Wild Women: Phoolan Devi - born in 1963, Phoolan was a poor 11-year-old girl forced to marry a horrid old man. She ran away, joined a band of robbers and became India's 'Bandit Queen' (issue 52)
62: Wild Women: Mary Shelley: wrote Frankenstein and shocked people that a woman could write such a spooky tale (issue 53)
63: Wild Women: The Harem -the sultans of the Ottoman Empire had many wives which were kept in a private part of the palace called the Harem (issue 47)
64: Mad Murderers: Jack the Ripper (issue 17)
65: Mad Murderers: Al Capone: Public Enemy Number One in 1920s Chicago (issue 24)
66: Mad Murderers: Vlad the Impaler: an Eastern European ruler in the 15th century (issue 47)
67: Mad Murderers: Black Beard - between 1716 and 1718, Blackbeard the pirate terrorised ships sailing in the high seas off America (issue 48)
68: Mad Murderers: Timur the Lame - a bad, bloodthirsty 14th Century Mongol leader - with a limp! (issue 32)
69: Mad Murderers: Billy the Bowl: was a legless beggar who terrorised Dublin streets in the 18th Century. He used to push himself round in an iron bowl made for him by the local blacksmith (issue 57)
70: Mad Murderers: Richard III (issue 38)
71: Mad Murderers: Thuggees: a vile secret cult in India whose members were called Thuggees, or was it something made up by the British to destroy the Kali religion? (issue 52)
72: Mad Murderers: Bonnie and Clyde: Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (issue 24)
73: Ruthless Rebels: Spartacus (issue 1)
74: Ruthless Rebels: Francis Marion - a tough soldier who fought the British Army in the American Revolution (issue 40)
75: Ruthless Rebels: Nathaniel Bacon (issue 25)
76: Ruthless Rebels: Joan of Arc/Jean d'Arc (issue 5)
77: Ruthless Rebels: Oliver Cromwell (issue 31)
78: Ruthless Rebels: Maximilien Robespierre (issue 33)
79: Ruthless Rebels: Lenin -Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, who nicknamed himself Lenin (issue 49)
80: Ruthless Rebels: Robin Hood (Fulk FitzWarin perhaps or Robert Hod?) (issue 27)
81: Ruthless Rebels: Guy Fawkes (issue 6)
82: Creative Crackpots: Charles Babbage (issue 4)
83: Creative Crackpots [minus the 's' on the card] Archimedes (issue 30)
84: Creative Crackpots: Tycho Brahe - a Danish stargazer who studied the planets in great detail (issue 50)
85: Creative Crackpots: Leonardo Da Vinci: born in Italy 1542, artist, scientist and thinker (issue 43)
86: Creative Crackpots: Isaac Newton (issue 20)
87: Creative Crackpots: Benjamin Franklin, a politician who helped create the United States. Also invented lightning rods and bi-focal lenses (issue 40)
88: Creative Crackpots: Leon Theremin - in 1920, a Russian boffin called Leon Theremin invented an unusual musical instrument (issue 41)
89: Creative Crackpots: Agrippa - Cornelius Agrippa was a 15th Century crackpot from Cologne - he became famous for always speaking Latin, even when shopping! (issue 50)
90: Creative Crackpots: Dr. John Dee -Elizabeth I's maths expert, map-maker and 'magician' (issue 22)

 
 

Kooky & Spooky Cards in numerical order: (91-135 out of 180 cards in total) [top]
These accompanied issues 1-60
91: Mad Medicine: Electrical Belts (issue 4)
92: Mad Medicine: Brainwashing: in the 1950s, governments were very interested in this area of study (issue 41)
93: Mad Medicine: Waterloo Teeth - robbers went onto the field of Waterloo after the battle removing teeth to sell on to dentists...(issue 45)
94: Mad Medicine: Four Humours: Blood, Black Bile, Yellow Bile and Phlegm (issue 30)
95: Mad Medicine: Leeches (issue 38)
96: Mad Medicine: Trepanning - drilling a hole in someone's skull (issue 13)
97: Mad Medicine: The King's Blood - people used to think royals had god-like powers so when Charles I got the chop, they soaked his blood up in anything they had to hand...(issue 31)
98: Mad Medicine: Yage: a spooky plant used by native witch doctors or 'shamans' in South America - reputed to have magical powers (issue 58)
99: Mad Medicine: Bloody Barbers (Barbers used to perform some of the duties you'd expect of a doctor or dentist) (issue 43)
100: Vile Food: Zoo Animals (shortage of meat in the war meant people ate zoo animals) (issue 39)
101: Vile Food: Bone Bread (in 1590, in Paris, which was under siege by Henry of Navarre) (issue 19)
102: Vile Food: Bird Pie (issue 2)
103: Vile Food: 100-Year-Old Eggs - a favourite Chinese food - made by storing duck eggs in ash and salt until the white bit goes dark grey and the yolk looks thick, sour creme (issue 54)
104: Foul Food: Roman Food (dormice, pigs udders, cockerel combs, larks' tongues and porpoises...) (issue 28)
105: Foul Food: Koumiss - an alcoholic yoghurt drink (issue 32)
106: Vile Food: Longpig: -it's a cannibal's name for human flesh, yuck! These cannibals lived in the South Pacific (issue 56)
107: Vile Food: Shipboard Food: maggots and weevils (issue 23)
108: Vile Food: Fugu - a kind of fish considered a delicacy in Japan, but if prepared the wrong way, then you've had your chips... (issue 46)
109: Unsolved Mysteries: Mary Celeste (issue 4)
110: Unsolved Mysteries: King Tut's Curse (issue 3
)
111: Unsolved Mysteries: Stonehenge (issue 13)
112: Unsolved Mysteries: Easter Island Heads, an island home to massive stone heads which the natives called Moai (issue 56)
113: Unsolved Mysteries: Man in the Iron Mask (prisoner in the Bastille) (this card may be wrongly numbered) (issue 19)
114: Unsolved Mysteries: The Bermuda Triangle (issue 48)
115: Unsolved Mysteries: The Money Pit, supposed to hold the treasure of thief Captain Blood (issue 17)
116: Unsolved Mysteries: Crystal Skulls: scary human skulls made of pure crystal have been found in Central and South America. It is not known how they were made (issue 58)
117: Unsolved Mysteries: Angel of Mons (issue 8)
118: Daft Deeds: Burke & Wills - the first Europeans to cross Australia from bottom to top (using 24 camels) (issue 60)
119: Daft Deeds: The Children's Crusade - in 1212, a young French lad called Stephen set out to capture the Holy Land from the muslims with 30,000 kids (issue 37)
120: Daft Deeds: Godiva's Ride: a Saxon lady married to mean Earl Leofric (issue 37)
121: Daft Deeds: Selling New York (issue 25)
122: Daft Deeds: Bat Bombs (issue 21)
123: Daft Deeds: Pharoah's Folly (Amenhotep IV and his change to Akhenaten) (issue 15)
124: Daft Deeds: Roman Republic: in 1849, the people of Rome decided they were fed up of being ruled by the Pope and killed his minister. The Pope ran away and rowdy Roman leader Giuseppe Mazzini read out his plan for Rome on the steps of the City Hall... (issue 53)
125: Daft Deeds: Whipping the Sea: King Xerxes (issue 7)
126: Daft Deeds: Knightly Nonsense - Ulrich of Lichtenstein was a daft knight who set off to impress his lady in a blonde wig and a dress...(issue 44)
127: Mythical Monsters: Bunyips. These are mean hairy monsters that guard waterholes or 'billabongs' and utter terrifying bellowing sounds, quite apart from eating human flesh...(issue 60)
128: Mythical Monsters: Banshees (issue 42)
129: Mythical Monsters: Fomorians, a race of ugly bad-tempered Irish sea monsters, each with only one eye, one arm and one leg (issue 57)
130: Mythical Monsters: Moloch - a half-human, half-bull god (issue 34)
131: Mythical Monsters: Baba Yaga: a gruesome witch of Russian legend (issue 10)
132: Mythical Monsters: Quetzalcoatl (the legendary snake-headed god of the Aztecs) (issue 9)
133: Mythical Monsters: Mermaids (issue 23)
134: Mythical Monsters: The Kraken (Viking sea monster in old Viking legends) (issue 11)
135: Mythical Monsters: The Sphinx
(issue 15)

 
  Death & Disaster Cards in numerical order (136-180 out of 180 cards in total) [top]
These accompanied issues 1-60
136: Dire Disasters: Pompeii (issue 1)
137: Dire Disasters: Krakatoa - in 1882, the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted with an explosion so large that it caused tidal waves over 100ft tall which killed over 30,000 people (issue 56)
138: Dire Disasters: Potato Famine. In the 19th Century, Irish peasants were so poor they ate almost nothing but potatoes. So when fungus fouled the spuds, there was nothing to eat and a famine took hold, not forgetting evictions and homelessness (issue 57)
139: Dire Disasters: Sacking of Rome - 5th Century AD (issue 36)
140: Dire Disasters: The Fire of London (issue 20
)
141: Dire Disasters: Sick Sewage - in the 19th Century, a disease called Cholera kiled thousands in Europe. Cholera is found in sewage and can infect water supplies (issue 53)
142: Dire Disasters: Hindenburg, which blew up in New York, 1937 (issue 39)
143: Dire Disasters: Black Death (issue 5)
144: Dire Disasters: The Great Stink of 1858, Britain's steaming hot summer accompanied by ripe ponginess from the Thames (issue 29)
145: Painful Punishments: The Rack (torture device) (issue 35) [Note: This card is printed as Kooky & Spooky, but should actually be in the Death & Disaster section and in those colours. This was a publishing and printing error]
146: Painful Punishments: Saxon Law (Blood Feuds) (issue 27)
147: Painful Punishments: The Wheel (issue 38)
148: Death & Disaster: Painful Punishments: Tarred & Feathered: this punishment was invented by King Richard the Lionheart in the Middle Ages and popular in America in the civil war (issue 55)
149: Painful Punishments: Chinese Water Torture - the inventor is suspected to have been Hippolytus de Marsiliis, a 16th-century Italian lawyer (issue 54)
150: Painful Punishments: The Treadmill (issue 17)
151: Painful Punishments: Sitting on a Pole (for 18 hours)- this was just one punishment meted out in gulags - brutal work camps (issue 49)
152: Painful Punishments: Scalping (issue 18)
153: Painful Punishments: Daily Dunking -in Victorian factories, children were dunked in water if they fell asleep (issue 29)
154: Petrifying Places: Colosseum (issue 14)
155: Petrifying Places: Tower of London (issue 22)
156: Petrifying Places: Aztec Pyramid (issue 9)
157: Petrifying Places: Bedlam - a mental hospital (issue 16)
158: Petrifying Places: Alcatraz - the grimmest prison in the United States (issue 24)
159: Petrifying Places: Slave Ships (issue 25)
160: Petrifying Places: The Labyrinth. King Minos & the Minotaur (issue 7)
161: Petrifying Places: The Trenches (issue 8)
162: Petrifying Places: Match Factories-18 hrs of work a day for girls (issue 29)
163: Evil Executions: Bog Burials (issue 42)
164: Evil Executions: Blood Eagle (issue 11)
165: Evil Executions: Saxon Sacrifices. Slaves died with their masters (issue 27)
166: Evil Executions: Drawn, Hanged & Quartered (issue 2 )
167: Evil Executions: Burned at the Stake (issue 12)
168: Evil Executions: Cannon Fodder: British troops executed disloyal Indian troops in the 19th century by strapping them to the front of a cannon barrel and blasting them into bits (issue 52)
169: Evil Executions: Inca Sacrifices (issue 26)
170: Evil Executions: Death by Umbrella: Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian writer critical of the communist government there was killed in London by a ricin pellet propelled from an umbrella tip into his leg (issue 41)
171: Evil Executions: Hunted by Dogs (one of Ivan the Terrible's pastimes) (issue 10)
172: Beastly Battles: Battle of Naseby: the most important of the English Civil War (issue 6)
173: Beastly Battles: D-Day, June 6th, 1944 (issue 21)
174: Beastly Battles: Gettysburg - the biggest battle ever fought in America was here during the civil war (issue 55)
175: Beastly Battles: Agincourt -1415, Henry V's English army clobbered the French army, which was four times bigger (issue 44)
176: Beastly Battles - Rourke's Drift. At the battle of Rourke's Drift in 1879, less than 150 British soldiers held off 4,000 Zulu warriors for two days. The Brits won (issue 59)
177: Beastly Battles: Meggido (rebellion against Phaoah Thutmose) (issue 3)
178: Beastly Battles: Teutoberg Forest (issue 36)
179: Beastly Battles: Waterloo, fought in 1815 (issue 45)
180: Beastly Battles: Nagashino - in 1575, two Japanese warlords clashed at Nagashino when they were fighting to decide who ruled Japan (issue 46)
 
  Foul 'N' Freaky 1-20 (out of 20) [top]
These accompanied issues 61-80
1. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Terrible Tanning: as in tanning hides (issue 61)
2. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Horse Ships - when the South African War started in 1899, the Brits needed lots of horses for their army, so they were shipped in from all over the place, America and Australia included (issue 62)
3. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Teddy Boys - Teddy boys were trendy Brits in the 50s - they wore clothes that looked like they were from Edwardian times (long coats, velvet collars) (issue 63)
4. Scratch 'n' Sniff: Hippy Style: in the 1960s, large numbers of people rebelled against the work ethic, war and wicked rulers and started the hippy movement (long hair, working for peace, bright colours, having long hair and more) (issue 64)
5. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Seasick Sailors -life on a Portuguese explorer's ship was more than enough to make you sick! Stormy seas could make you really really seasick, so spare a thought for Bartholomew Dias who got caught in a 2-week storm in 1487...(issue 65)
6. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Sweat Lodge: after a tough day hunting buffalo, Native Americans would get hot, sweaty and stinky in a sauna with attitude, called a 'sweat lodge'
(issue 66)
7. Scratch 'N' Sniff: Fire of London: In 1666, Thomas Farynor forgot to turn his oven off and burned down not only his own house but sizeable portions of London too
(issue 67)
8. Warm 'N' Reveal: Caligula's Corpse - Caligula was despatched quite brutally - stabbed by his own guards as he left a show. But, they botched his burial, putting him in a shallow grave in some gardens (issue 68)
9. Warm 'N' Reveal: Contrary Mary - women weren't supposed to have adventures in Victorian times, but that didn't stop Mary Kingsley, who travelled to the jungles of West Africa (issue 69)
10. Warm 'n' Reveal: Trojan Horse - the Greeks besieging Troy built a huge wooden horse to sneak their troops into the walled city of Troy (the soldiers were concealed inside). They left the horse on the beach and seemingly withdrew. The Trojans thought the horse was left as a gift to say sorry and wheeled it inside the city walls... (issue 70)
11. Warm 'n' Reveal: Scary Sarah - 19th Century actress Sarah Bernhardt used to take 40 winks in a coffin (issue 71)
12. Warm 'n' Reveal: Edinburgh Vaults - underneath the fashionable streets of 1800s Edinburgh, there was a hidden network of dingy tunnels containing streets with shops and homes for poor folk. With 10 people sharing a single chamber, it's anyones guess where the chamber pot got emptied out...(issue 72)
13. Warm 'n' Reveal: Funny Byz-Ness - being a Byzantine emperor was dangerous; you just didn't know who to trust. Many emperors got assassinated and often by their supposed closest friends (e.g Justinian, whose mosaic is on the front of the card) (issue 73)
14. Glow in the Dark: Corpse Lights - there are many spooky tales in British folklore about spooky 'corpse lights' - which are hovering lights of the dead. In Welsh tales, the lights hover above the houses of sick people and then follow the route their funeral will take. Most stories say the lights are blue... (issue 74)
15. Glow in the Dark: Baron Samedi - (Samedi means Saturday) is one of the Haitian voodoo gods of the dead and is usually shown wearing a purple or black top hat and coat-tails and sunglasses. He also smokes a cigar and carries a cane. He is also known as Baron Cemetiere (Cemetary) and Baron La Croix (The Cross) (issue 75)
16. Glow in the Dark: Tesla's Tricks - Nicola Tesla was a brainbox working in America at the end of the 19th Century, who made amazing discoveries about electricity and turned some of his experiments into a show, which he went on tour with (issue 76)
17. Glow in the Dark: Ghost Dog. There is a scary Welsh legend about a ghostly 'dog of darkness' - a horrible hellhound called (in Welsh) the gwyglli, which haunts deserted lanes and graveyards in Wales and specialises in following lonely travellers... (issue 77)
18. Glow in the Dark: Curious Curies. Marie Curie and her husband Pierre were a pair of scientists and their Curi - osity led them to make astounding discoveries with only an old cupboard as a lab - they discovered how radioactive particles shoot through flesh and bone (issue 78)
19. Northern Lights: did you know that Eskimos had "firework" displays long before anyone else - for free!! There are spectacular natural light phenomena called The Northern Lights that appear in the Arctic and Antarctic skies caused by billions of tiny particles from the sun known as solar wind, crashing into the Earth's atmosphere (issue 79)
20. Henry VIII: probably needs no introduction this card - needless to say that of his six wives, two ended up having their heads chopped off by the fat king... You'd think it would end there, BUT, Catherine Howard's and Anne Boleyn's ghosts have been popping up ever since. Cathy's spook haunts Hampton Court; whilst Anne's celebrates the eve of her death by walking round the Tower of London with her head under her arm...(issue 80)
 
  Woeful Work 1-20 (out of 60) [top]
These accompanied issues 61-80
1. Bog Iron Hunter: in ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon times, people used to poke around in peat bogs to get hold of pellets of metal that form naturally in the bogs. The work was back-breaking and very very wet (issue 61)
2. Roman Sewer Worker: in ancient Rome, one of the whiffiest jobs had to be sewer worker - some of the Roman sewers were massive and you could sail a boat down the main one (issue 62)
3. Fuller: to be a fuller you'd spend all day barefoot, squishing and squashing woollen cloth underfoot in buckets of stale, stinky wee...yeeuchhh! (issue 63)
4. Leech Collector: leeches were a top remedy in the Middle Ages (issue 63)
5. Plantation Picker - the cotton picking slaves of French-ruled Saint Dominique had it particularly bad working under a series of strict rules known as the 'Black Code' (issue 69)
6. Zombie - zombies are part of the voodoo beliefs of some African and Caribbean countries (issue 69)
7. Peeler: in 1829, Robert Peel started the London police force (issue 70)
8. Dredger-Man: in Victorian London, dredger-men made a living by 'fishing' in the stinky river Thames for bodies (yuck!) (issue 70)
9. Gold Chain Gang - gold was mined at Dolaucothi in Wales for around 500 years before the Romans came to take over in 75AD. When Rome took over the mine, slave labour
was used (issue 71)
10. Traffic Warden - in 1960, a new horror was unleashed on the streets of London - traffic wardens... (issue 72)
11. Pirate Hunter - a tough Scots sea captain, Andrew Barton, was given a dirty job in the year 1506, which was to hunt down some savage pirates for King James IV. They had murdered some Scottish sailors. Andy duffed up the pirates, chopped their heads off and sent them to the king - job done! (issue 73)
12. Cod Catcher - Portuguese cod fishermen had a terrible time in the 1900s - they fished from tiny 'dory' boats that could get snagged by whales and towed out to sea (issue 76)
13. Horse Herder - if you were a horse herder in the Blackfoot tribe you really had to keep alert because warriors from other tribes were always trying to steal the horses. The herders were just boys of eight years old though... (issue 77)
14. Saltpetre Man - surely no-one in their right mind would want to go round collecting people's poo and wee? Would they? Well, actually, they did. In the 1600s, the men that went round doing this were called the Saltpetre men. Saltpetre was used in the manufacture of gunpowder and the collection of the poo and wee made the saltpetre men quite well-off (issue 79)
15. Woeful Work: Groom of the Stool - this job involved wiping Henry VIII's (Henry the Eighth's) bottom - you might think no-one would want this job, but any job that allowed a person to get in with the king was worth it in those times (issue 79)
 
  Worst Ever 16-30 (out of 60) [top]
These accompanied issues 61-80
16. MacDonalds Massacre: the worst thing a guest could do is kill you and this is exactly what happened to the MacDonalds in 1692 at the hands of their guests the Campbells (doing the English government's dirty deeds) (issue 61)
17. Nero the Cheat - the worst ever Chariot Racer was probably the Roman Emperor - he wasn't just a rotten rider, but he was a big rotten cheat too (issue 62)
18. Shaka Zulu -a great king of the zulus - sent his ferocious warriors to attack other African tribes, slaughtering over 1 million people (issue 64)
19. Woeful Walkies: a Russian dog called Laika went for walkies in space, but sadly died during the mission (issue 65)
20. Frobisher's Folly: Frobisher was a daring Elizabethan sailor who ended up with rocks as a treasure hoard (he thought the sparkly rocks were gold, but they were actually Fool's Gold (issue 66)
21. Bridge Baloney: Visitors to New York have often been scammed into buying bits of Brooklyn Bridge (issue 67)
22. Awful Eruption: the eruption of the Greek island of Thera (Santorini today) around 1500BC (issue 68)
23. Parking Penalty - the first AND WORST! parking rule ever to be enforced was at Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria when King Sennacherib introduced the penalty of death by impalement for anyone parking on his new paved street...(issue 68)
24. Worst Ever: Teen Tangle - in 1964, Britain suffered its worst ever teen trouble with gangs of 'Mods' and 'Rockers' terrorising seaside towns by fighting in the streets. Brighton was worst hit with 1,000 kids going on the rampage...(issue 72)
25. Sports Riot -the thuggish fans of chariot races in Constantinople, there were two gangs - the Blues and the Greens, always got into punch-ups. Their fights made modern hooligans look tame. In AD 532, some fans were condemned to death for fighting, but the fight became a really big one when the Emperor Justinian refused to pardon the fans. The fans rioted and the battle became an attempt to get rid of the Emperor... (issue 74)
26. Worst Ever: Byzantine Battle - in 1071 the Byzantines got bashed by the Turks at the Battle of Manzikert, a battle which could have been avoided if the Emperor Romanus had accepted the Turkish Sultan's peace deal and if his Norman soldiers had not deserted him...(issue 74)
27. Suffragette Suffering - Emily Davison was an angry lady, angry that even in 1913, British women couldn't vote. Stirred to action, she wanted something spectacular to grab the headlines and jumped into the path of the King's horse at the Derby, a famous horserace, incurring fatal injuries (issue 75)
28. Crazy Crusade: King Sebastian of Portugal led a crazy crusade into the middle of a red-hot desert in Morocco in 1578 - a ride into certain death (issue 76)
29. Polar Picnic: crazy French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot had a picnic on the ice on his 1904 trip to Antarctica (issue 78)
30. Foul Funeral - funerals aren't supposed to be fun, but the funeral of Ghengis Khan, the Mongol warrior, was extra miserable. Ghengis wanted his death kept secret and ordered that anyone who even saw his funeral was killed. After the burial, the 50 grave diggers were killed by 50 soldiers who were then themselves killed...(issue 80)
 
  Foul Firsts 31-45 (out of 60) [top]
These accompanied issues 61-80
31. Doctor 'Dunce': John Duns, a Scottish scholar who lived in the 12th Century, was the first ever 'dunce' - the word for numbskull is just a variant of his surname(issue 61)
32. Roman Graffiti: the first graffiti that we know about historically was written on the walls in Roman times - examples have been found in Pompeii (issue 62)
33. Public Loos: Matilda, wife of Henry I, had a public loo built at Queenshithe docs, 12th century. Before that, you'd unload on the road... (issue 63)
34. First Boer War: The Boers (Dutch farmers) in South Africa hated being bossed about by the Brits and bashed them up at the battle of Majuba Hill in 1881 (issue 64)
35. H-Bomb Test - 1st November 1952 was the day the first H-Bomb was tested by American forces (issue 65)
36. Myxomatosis: a disease used to control rabbits in Australia made its way to Britain and wiped out nearly all the rabbits (issue 65)
37. Lewis and Clark: This death-defying duo were the very first Europeans to cross America from East to West coasts and back again, experiencing some truly terrifying times on their trip... (issue 66)
38. Speke & The Nile: Speke and Burton were 19th Century explorers who set out to find the source of the Nile river in Egypt...but they both got sick...and while Burton chose to rest, Speke went on alone and found the the source (issue 66)
39. Electrified Elephant: the electric chair was invented by Thomas Edison; once he had built it, and to show that electricity could be lethal, he tried it out on various animals, the largest of which was an elephant (issue 67)
40. Flame Thrower - the first of these was used in AD678 by the Byzantines against an attacking Arab fleet
(issue 68)
41. Gruesome Grog - Caribbean rum had always been a favourite tipple of seafarers. In 1740, British Rear Admiral Edward Vernon watered the rum down with water, lime juice and sugar to ensure his sailors did not get drunk. Since Vernon's nickname was Old Grog, the drink became known as Grog (issue 69)
42. First Car Crash: In 1899, a car salesman called Edwin Sewell made history by being the first man to crash a car. He was trying to sell it and was showing off by going at 25mph! Unfortunately, the wheels disintegrated... (issue 70)
43. Beastly Borstals - in Edwardian times, some naughty boys (seriously naughty that is) got sent to Borstal, special prisons for young hooligans which had been introduced in 1902 (issue 75)
44. Smallpox Epidemic - in 1616, the Indians of New England received a terrible gift from the visiting English slave traders - smallpox. North American Indians had never had the disease and the mortality rate in some tribes reached an horrific 95% (issue 77)
45. South Pole Soccer: Ernest Shackleton was stuck - his ship and all his crew were stuck in the ice. So he held the South Pole's first game of ice-football (issue 78)
 
 

Lousy Lasts 46-60 (out of 60) [top]
These accompanied issues 61-80
46. The Last Quagga - quaggas were a semi-striped zebra from South Africa that had a strange animal cry; they became extinct in 1883 when the last one died in a zoo (issue 64)
47. Pigeon Peril: when Europeans first settled in North America, billions of passenger pigeons lived there. Of course that wasn't the situation for long and the settlers shot them for grub and sport, even using machine guns...the last of them was shot in 1899
(issue 67)
48. Llewellyn the Last- this wily Welsh noble was the last Welsh king. He battled his own brothers for power and then assembled an army. He was beaten by King Edward I of England (issue 71)
49. Druids' Last Stand - the island of Mona (Anglesey) was home to the Druids and represented a power base of holy men outside of Roman control, who wanted to keep Wales Celtic. The rotten Romans invaded and massacred the Druids and Celts... (issue 71)
50. King Congo - The Congo, in Africa, had been grabbed by Belgium's King Leopold in 1885 and was a rich country packed with minerals like copper. In 1960, the Congolese rose up and forced the Belgians out (issue 72)
51. Last Scottish Wolf - in 1743, so the legend goes, the last Scottish Wolf was killed by hunter Eagan MacQueen (the wolf was supposed to have killed two children) (issue 73)
52. Glasgow Flogging - the last person to get a public flogging (in 1822) was Richard Campbell in 1822. He had been part of a mob that had attacked a house, which was supposed to be haunted (issue 73)
53. Lousy Lasts: Byzantine Emperor - Constantine XI was the last emperor of the Byzantine empire, which by now was tiny and consisted of only one city...Constantinople. The Ottoman Turks invaded in 1453 and overthrew the city and empire (issue 74)
54. The Titanic's Last Trip - the Titanic was the biggest passenger ship ever launched and the most luxurious too. Tragically, its first trip in 1912 was also it's last... (issue 75)
55. King of Portugal: By 1910, the royal family in Portugal were hated for ruining the country. The last king was Manuel II - when he got booted out, he spent his exile in England (issue 76)
56. The Last of the Yahi - this sad story tells of the Yahi tribe of California, who were all killed in the 1860s by land-hungry white settlers. In 1908, some surveyors found 4 survivors still alive in the forest...BUT...instead of helping them, they stole their food and a further 3 died, leaving only one who was known as Ishi (issue 77)
57. Franklin's Final Trip. John Franklin set out in 1845 with 129 men to explore the icy North-West passage. After some time it was real-iced they had gone missing and their cannibalised bodies weren't redice-covered until 1854. Turns out their tinned food was contaminated with lead used to seal the cans...(issue 78)
58. Royal Pretender - King Henry IX was Britain's rightful king from 1788 - 1807, but he lived in France. He never actually ruled or even visited Britain and when his cash was stolen in the French revolution, he had to flee to Italy. Henry's family (the Stuarts) had been kicked off the throne in 1688 by a new Royal family (issue 79)
59. The Great Plague - Bubonic plague used to be common in Europe and was spread by fleas. Sufferers got horrid swellings, fevers, headaches and almost always died. So when the last big outbreak hit Europe in 1665 (The Great Plague), drastic action was taken and victims and their families were shut inside their homes and left to die with guards stood outside. Occasionally escape attempts were made and guards murdered... (issue 80)
60. Lousy Lasts: Napoleon's Home - After the Brits beat Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815, they needed to get him out of the way and so they sent the fiery French Emperor to St. Helena, a tiny windy island thousands of miles away. Napoleon was upset to say the least and complained about everything - the facilities, wine, food, water and even the curtains....
(issue 80)

 

 



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