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The first in a fantastic new history series from the acclaimed Tony Robinson. Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining and gory bits about the Romans! It's history, but not as we know it!

Find out everything you ever needed to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book including:

  • How to keep the gods happy
  • Why you should never ignore an omen
  • How to defeat an army who are riding elephants, and
  • How to spot a barbarian.

©2012 Tony Robinson (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio

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9 year old loves Tony Robinson's books

My son loves these little books. It's too bad they aren't longer. Robinson does a good job of giving an overview of the subject of the book, and making it interesting with funny voices, sound effects, and little tidbits that delve in a little bit deeper (interesting quotes, etc.).

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  • 11-15-13

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