As covered in yesterday’s post, kids like to hear about kids, and most kids will lap history up if it’s presented in an entertaining manner. Books like Tony Robinson’s Worst Children’s Jobs In History and Bad Kids: The Worst Behaved Children In History meet both demands.
Likewise Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series, whether in the form of books, TV shows, or stage plays. (My son and I watched a stage version of The Awful Egyptians at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool back in 2007 . It was hilarious.)