It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: · which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs? · why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? · which English king was accused of being a werewolf? Terry Deary reveals the awful truth behind the rebellions, riots and rumpuses that have made England what it is today (whatever that is). From the cruel Celts right up to the terrible 20th century it's a tale that will make you quake.