Dark Knights and Dingy Castles is a Horrible Histories Special book about Knights and Castles. It was first published on the 20th of June 1997 and was republished in a new look on the 7th of February 2011. The new look edition (Cover Makeover Edition) features a knight saying "I hate the knight shift"
It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know:
- Why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger?
- The revolting truth about about a gong-farmer's job?
- What went in gruesome castle garderobes?
Discover the foul facts that make the history of KNIGHTS AND CASTLES so horrible - all the gore and more!
- Introduction - 7
- Timeline - 10
- Dark Knights - 15
- Terrific Tournaments - 48
- Cruel Crusades - 71
- Battles and blood - 94
- Dingy Castles - 116
- Dreadful Dungeons - 130
- Clever Castles - 138
- Creepy Castles - 145
- Savage Sieges - 156
- Epilogue - 173
- ISBN: 9781407111834
- For ages 8+
- 176 Pages
- Releases: 20th June 1997 (Original Edition) and 7th February 2011 (Makeover Edition)
- Author: Terry Deary
- Illustrators: Philip Reeve and Martin Brown (Martin Brown for cover of makeover edition)
- Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.1 x 21.6 CM